Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley's Aric Kucel Earns Region III Award

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Aric Kucel (Gloversville/Gloversville High School), a sophomore on the Hudson Valley Community College men's basketball team, was named the NJCAA Region III Male Athlete of the Week for the period ending February 6, 2005.

Kucel led the Vikings to three wins last week. He averaged 19 points, five assists, 3.7 rebounds and 4.1 steals per game last week. He also shot 51.3 percent (19-for-37) from the floor and 85.7 percent (12-for-14) from the free throw line during the week.

Kucel ranks second on the team this season with 14.7 points per game and is the team's leader with 97 assists and 55 steals in 23 games.

Hudson Valley (13-10) has won five of its last six games and will visit Mohawk Valley Community College on Saturday, February 12. The game is slated to begin at 3 p.m.