Sean McGonagill Named First Team All-Ivy; Cedric Kuakumensah Repeats As Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year

Providence, R.I. - Brown senior guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL) has been named First Team All-Ivy for the second straight year and sophomore forward Cedric Kuakumensah (Worcester, MA) has repeated as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year in a vote of the eight Ivy League head basketball coaches.

 

McGonagill is Brown's third all-time leading scorer with 1,608 career points, 20th in Ivy League history.  His 257 career treys are a Brown record and rank sixth in the Ivy League record book, and he has started more games than any player in Brown basketball history.  This season, McGonagill established a Brown single season record for treys (91).  He finished second in Brown career assists with 519, 10th best in the Ivy League record book.

 

The Ivy League's second leading scorer with 17.7 points per game, McGonagill scored 20 or more points 11 times, including a season high 29 points against Yale and 26 points against Harvard. He led the Ivy League in assist/turnover ratio (2.4), ranked second in the Ivy League in three-point baskets (2.9 per game) and fourth in the league in assists (4.1 per game).

 

Kuakumensah, who was also an honorable mention All-Ivy selection, was the dominant defensive player for the second straight year after shattering his own school record with 90 blocked shots, just two short of the Ivy League single season record.  He is the second player in Ivy history to repeat as Defensive Player of the Year. Kuakumensah twice tied his own school record with seven blocked shots in games against Cornell and Penn. His 156 career blocked shots are second all-time at Brown and 12th in the Ivy League record book.

 

Kuakumensah, who played at the nearby St. Andrew's school, posted double-doubles in four of Brown's last five games, including a brilliant performance against Cornell where he scored a career high 30 points and pulled down a career best 14 rebounds. His 7.0 rebounds per game ranked third in the Ivy League, while he scored 8.9 points per game for the Bears.

 

The Brown team posted a 15-13 overall record, the seventh highest number of wins in school history, and will host the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament next week at the Pizzitola Sports Center on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Wesley Saunders, Harvard (Jr., G/F - Los Angeles)

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Spencer Weisz, Princeton (Fr., F - Florham Park, N.J.)

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Cedric Kuakumensah, Brown (So., F - Worcester, Mass.)

 

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY

Sean McGonagill, Brown (Sr., G - Brookfield, Ill.)

Alex Rosenberg, Columbia (Jr., F - Short Hills, N.J.)

*Wesley Saunders, Harvard (Jr., G/F - Los Angeles)

*T.J. Bray, Princeton (Sr., G - New Berlin, Wis.)

Justin Sears, Yale (So., F - Plainfield, N.J.)

 

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY

Maodo Lo, Columbia (So., G - Berlin)

Siyani Chambers, Harvard (So., G - Golden Valley, Minn.)

Steve Moundou-Missi, Harvard (Jr., F - Yaounde, Cameroon)

Laurent Rivard, Harvard (Sr., G - Saint-Bruno, Quebec, Canada)

Fran Dougherty, Penn (Sr., F - New Britain, Pa.)

 

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY

Cedric Kuakumensah, Brown (So., F - Worcester, Mass.)

Nolan Cressler, Cornell (So., G - Pittsburgh)

Brandyn Curry, Harvard (Sr., G - Huntersville, N.C.)

Kyle Casey, Harvard (Sr., F - Medway, Mass.)

Javier Duren, Yale (Jr., G - St. Louis)

 

*Unanimous Selection