West Hartford, Conn.- Sophomore forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) was selected to the America East Conference Second Team, it was announced today at the University of Harford, site of the 2012 championships.
At the end of the regular season, the 6’6”Plummer was the only player in the conference to be ranked in the top five in both scoring (fourth) and rebounding (fifth).
He produced one of the most prolific sophomore seasons in UMBC’s 26-year NCAA Division I history, scoring 446 points, one shy of the all-time record for a sophomore, set by Peter Mulligan in the 2001-02 campaign.
Plummer, who finished the campaign at 15.4 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per contest, also become just the fifth player in school history to record 400 points and 200 rebounds in a single season. He also etched his name in the single season free throw shooting lists, converting the sixth-most (119) in a single season in school history and attempting the third-most (180).
A co-captain as a sophomore, Plummer scored in double figures in 11 consecutive games, from Jan. 17-Feb. 22, averaging 18.4 points per game in that stretch. He had five double-doubles, including a 24-point, 14-rebound effort at Canisius on Feb. 18. His top scoring game was a 28-point effort vs. Hartford on Feb. 7, when he converted 11 of 14 field goal attempts.
Plummer is the seventh Retriever in nine years of UMBC’s play in America East to earn second team honors. Only Jay Greene (2008) and Darryl Proctor (2008, 2009) have been selected to the first team.