New Conference Awaits HC Men's Basketball Team
- Release Date:
- November 11, 2004
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
The Hilbert College Men’s Basketball team enters its first season as a member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) with high hopes of improving on their 5-21 record of a year ago. The young Hawks played competitive basketball in 2003-04, dropping 14 games by nine points or less. New challenges await this winter, including a schedule that features home games against perennial power and 2004 NCAA Tournament participant Penn State Behrend, as well as Penn State Altoona, who is coached by former NBA player Armon Gilliam. The Hawks will also participate in the Buffalo State Holiday Inn Tournament, featuring area rivals
Third-year head coach
Returning in the frontcourt are sophomore post players Keon Rembert (Brooklyn, NY/Archbishop Walsh) and Dominic Miller (
6’3 guard Sean Kenney (
Sophomore returnees Brian Wojcik (
Junior Al Leight (Oakfield, NY/Oakfield-Alabama) returns this year after sitting out last season. The 6’7 forward started 17 games in 2002-03 and averaged 6.7 PPG and 5.0 RPG in his first collegiate season.
The coaching staff brought in a solid four player recruiting class highlighted by 5’9 lightning quick guard, Michael Reyes (
The men’s basketball team plays host to
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.