Cambridge, Mass.- UMBC senior guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Brothers Acad.) has been named America East Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games ending Feb. 3, 2013.
Neller netted a heavily-contested 25-footer with 0.5 seconds to play to propel the Retrievers to a thrilling 68-67 victory over Maine at the RAC Arena on Sat., Feb. 2.
He shook off a difficult first half and hit 3-of-6 from behind the arc in the second half to finish with 12 points. On Wednesday, Neller scored a season-high 18 points, hitting 6-of-13 from behind the arc in the Retrievers’ 61-58 victory at Binghamton on Wed., Jan. 30.
Neller, who moved into fifth place on UMBC’s all-time 3-point field goal list (now 228) with six at Binghamton on Wednesday, has 25 treys in his last six outings. He needs four more treys to move past Skip Saunders (1990-94) and into fourth place.
He leads America East in treys per game (now 3.6) in league play and is fifth in 3-point percentage at 39.5.