Knights Llanos and Coleman gain Conference All-Star status
Represented frequently on a weekly basis during the 2011-12 season, Felix Llanos (Queens, NY) and John Coleman (Potsdam, NY) of the Clarkson University Men’s Basketball team each earned high honors from the Liberty League on Thursday, as Llanos was named a First-Team All-Star and Coleman gained Rookie of the Year honors.
Llanos was the first Clarkson player to earn First-Team All-Star honors in the Liberty League since 2004, while Coleman as the Golden Knights first Rookie of the Year since that same year. Jerry Coleman (Potsdam, NY) also earned notice from the conference as he was chosen as a Liberty League All-Star Honorable Mention.Llanos was the conference’s leading scorer, averaging 19.3 points per game and nearly a point higher than the second-place finisher. His 482 points this season were the eighth-most in a single-season in Clarkson’s history, and his 97 3-point field goals broke the school’s single-season mark. He currently ranks in the top five in the country in 3-pointers, and his 97 long-distance shots were 20 more than any other Liberty League player has made a single-season in the past eight seasons.
Coleman, who was picked unanimously for the Liberty League All-Rookie team in addition to gaining the Rookie of the Year award, led the conference in field goal percentage at 64.1 percent, which also ranks in the top five nationally. He ranked in the Liberty League top 10 in numerous categories in 2011-12, including scoring (13.5 ppg), rebounding (7.3 rpg), assists (3.3 apg), steals (1.6 spg), blocks (0.7 bpg), assist-turnover ratio (2.34-to-1), and field goals made (157).
Jerry Coleman was also playing his first season of collegiate basketball as a senior this year and performed well, averaging 13.0 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. He, too, ranked highly among the conference leader in 3-point field goals made (40), steals (34), and blocks (25).