RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College senior J.R. Pringley (Elizabeth, N.J./Linden) has been named the Small College Player of the Week by the boys' basketball recruiting newsletter NJHoops.com. The award encompasses all NCAA Division II and III men's basketball programs in the state of New Jersey.
Pringley, a 6-foot-5 small forward, shot 70 percent from the field (21 for 30) despite an 0-2 week for the Golden Falcons. On Saturday, he recorded 31 points, 12 rebounds and three assists and shot 14 for 19 in a home loss to Georgian Court University. He averaged 24.5 points and 9.5 rebounds for the week.
Pringley has started all 20 games for Felician this season. He ranks seventh in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) in scoring (16.9 ppg), seventh in rebounding (7.9 pg) and seventh in field-goal percentage (.519). He is a 2011 graduate of Linden High.
On Monday, Pringley was also selected to the Weekly Honor Rolls of the CACC and the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.
NJHoops and its editor, Jay Gomes, have provided coverage of New Jersey boys' basketball year-round for the past 20 years. Pringley was NJHoops' No. 65-ranked high-school senior in the Class of 2011.
Felician (3-17, 3-11 CACC) is coached by Dave DeFerrari of Secaucus. Pringley and the Golden Falcons are next in action tonight, when they travel to Bloomfield College for an 8 p.m. league tip-off.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.