Flannery Earns Third Straight NABC All-America First-Team Honor

Flannery Earns Third Straight NABC All-America First-Team Honor

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—After being selected as the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Northeast District Player of the Year on Wednesday, Babson College senior Joey Flannery (Acton, Mass.) collected All-America first-team honors for the third year in a row on Thursday afternoon.

The only four-time player of the year in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) history and the only three-time All-America selection in school history, Flannery is averaging 23.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists this winter while shooting 46.1 percent from the floor. He has scored a single-season program record 703 points, made a career-best 73 three-pointers and is just four field goals shy of passing Tom Groth's '84 record of 240, which was set during the 1983-84 campaign.

One of the top players in Division III history, Flannery is the active NCAA leader and sits in 11th place all-time with 2,573 points. He also ranks first in program history in made field goals (847) and made free throws (679), third in three-point field goals (200), sixth in free throw percentage (80.8), seventh in rebounds (763) and ninth in assists (287).

Flannery, who was selected as the 2016 NABC Player of the Year, is averaging 22.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 47.8 percent in 117 career starts.

No. 3 Babson (29-2), which is making its second Division III Final Four appearance in the last three years, will take on top-ranked Whitman (31-0) in a national semifinal contest at 5 p.m. in Salem, Va.

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