Ewing, NJ … Eric Murdock, Jr. (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater), a sophomore guard for The College of New Jersey basketball team, was selected by National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) to the All-Atlantic Region Second Team.
Murdock, Jr. was one of four players from the New Jersey Athletic Conference chosen by the coaches association. Jordan McDaniel of Rutgers-Newark was named to the first team, while Armin Cane of Stockton University and Bright Mensah of William Paterson University joined Murdock, Jr. on the second team.
Recently named to D3hoops.com 2016 All-Atlantic Region Third Team, Murdock, Jr. was a major component to the Lions’ success this season. They registered a 16-12 overall mark and advanced to the NJAC championship game for the first time since 1998. He led the team in points per game (19.1), rebounds (6.5), and assists per game (6.4). Murdock, Jr. was also named to the All-NJAC First Team in late February.
Offensively, Murdock, Jr. was a triple threat for the Lions. He was effective penetrating inside, knocked down a team-high 28 three-point field goals from the outside, and also dished a program record 180 assists. He also converted 79 percent of his free throws and logged a NJAC-high 36.0 minutes per game.
The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. The organization recognizes the best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division. Teams are selected by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III.