Two Suffolk University Men's Basketball players were selected to the 2012-13 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Conference teams. Senior Colin Halpin (Melrose, Mass.) was a first-team selection, while senior Matt Pepdjonovic (Quincy, Mass.) garnered third-team honors.
Halpin finished the season with a team-best 16.5 points per game, which was the fifth highest average among scorers in the GNAC. He was a workhorse for the Rams as he logged an average of 34.7 minutes per game starting all 26 games this year and was Suffolk's top scorer in seven contests. He earned GNAC Player of the Week honors on December 3, and was also tabbed to the Courtyard by Marriott Tip-Off Tournament in the Rams' season opening weekend tilt at Roger Williams.
The senior forward etched his name into the Suffolk University history books on December 1 of this season when he became the 27th player in program history to reach the 1,000 career point milestone club.
In 91 career games played, Halpin has scored 1,345 career points which stands for the eleventh highest total in program history. He averaged 14.8 points per game throughout his career, while he finishes with Suffolk's third best mark from the free-throw line at 82.9-percent (252-for-304) in program history. Halpin also shot at a 34.8-percent clip from the three-point line in his career. In 68 career GNAC games, Halpin finishes with 1,002 career points scored while his 375 field goals made is the eighth best tally.
Pepdjonovic finishes the 2012-13 season with averages of 10.3 points per game and 10 rebounds per game to add to an already impressive career. His rebounding average was the best in the GNAC and stood for 36th among NCAA Division-III players. He also finished in the top ten nationally with 2.7 blocked shots per game.
In 102 career games played, Pepdjonovic recorded double-doubles in 66 contests. He is the all-time leader in both Suffolk University history and GNAC history in career rebounds with 1,234 while he also holds the record for both in blocked shots at 239. Pepdjonovic is the eighth all-time scorer in program history scoring 1,439 career points, while his 600 field-goals made is the seventh most among Suffolk University scorers and tenth among GNAC scorers. He is the 18th highest scorer in GNAC history and is one of only three players to record 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds throughout a career. Pepdjonovic and Christos Tsiotos ('77) are the only two players in Suffolk history to reach the grand total in both career marks. He has been a GNAC All-Conference selection in all four seasons and in each of his previous three seasons he was among the top five in the nation among rebounders.
Freshman Caleb Unni (Winchester, Mass.) was Suffolk's representative on the GNAC All-Sportsmanship team. Unni appeared in 26 games for the Rams averaging 11.3 points per game. He finished with a team-high 78 assists on the year, while his 34.8-percent shooting from the three-point line was the second best average on the team.
Suffolk finished the 2012-13 with a 10-16 overall record. The Rams were the number six seed in the GNAC Tournament as they held a 8-10 mark in conference play.
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