Josh Greene, Stephan Hicks, Stephen Maxwell Earn Big West Conference Honors
2013-14 Big West Conference All-Conference Team
2013-14 Big West Conference All-Speciality Team
Irvine, Calif. – Stephen Maxwell (6-7, 220, Junior, Forward, Woodland Hills, Ca) earned first team honors while Josh Greene (6-0, 180, Senior, Guard, Los Angeles, Ca) and Stephan Hicks (6-6, 200, Junior, F/G, Thousand Oaks, Ca) earned Honorable Mention accolades in a vote of the Big West Conferences' nine head coaches.
The Big West Conference all-league teams and the All-Specialty Awards were announced on Monday.
Maxwell has enjoyed his best season in his three-years in a Matador uniform. Maxwell is averaging a team-leading 17.9 ppg (#3 in the BWC) and a team-leading 9.0 rebounds per game (#2 in the conference). Maxwell also has chalked up a team leading .563 (#4 in the BWC) shooting percentage.
Maxwell leads the Big West Conference in offensive rebounds (3.8 orpg), and is ninth in the regular season in free throw percentage (.751).
Greene and Hicks also enjoyed their best seasons at Cal State Northridge. Hicks has averaged 16.9 ppg (#6 in the conference) and 6.7 rpg (#7 in the BWC). Greene has checked in at 15.6 ppg (#8 in the BWC) while leading the conference in free throw percentage (.920, 149-for-162, sixth-best in the nation).
The 2013-14 Big West Men's Basketball All-Conference Team
Stephen Maxwell – Cal State Northridge
Mike Caffey – Long Beach State
Isaac Fotu – Hawai'i
Chris McNealy – UC Irvine
Christian Standhardinger – Hawai'i
Alan Williams – UC Santa Barbara
Chris Eversley – Cal Poly
Corey Hawkins – UC Davis
Tyler Lamb – Long Beach State
Luke Nelson – UC Irvine
Michael Williams – Cal State Fullerton
Josh Greene – Cal State Northridge
Stephan Hicks – Cal State Northridge
Michael Bryson – UC Santa Barbara
Will Davis II – UC Irvine
Alex Harris – Cal State Fullerton
Zalmico Harmon – UC Santa Barbara
Dan Jennings – Long Beach State
Taylor Johns – UC Riverside
Mamadou Ndiaye – UC Irvine
Alex Young – UC Irvine
2013-14 Big West Player of the Year
Alan Williams – UC Santa Barbara
2013-14 Big West Newcomer of the Year
Michael Williams – Cal State Fullerton
2013-14 Big West Freshman of the Year
Luke Nelson – UC Irvine
2013-14 Big West Coach of the Year
Russell Turner – UC Irvine
#1 Josh Greene, 6-0, 180, Senior, Guard, Los Angeles, Ca. (Community Charter High School)
An Honorable Mention All-Big West Conference selection for a third straight season ... The holder of seven school records, and now pace to break two more school marks ... Greene's name appears 26 times in the CSUN Top-10 ... The school record holder for career three-pointers (220) ... Shooting .424 (70-for-165) from three-point territory, tops on the team, second-best in the BWC and tenth-best for a single season at CSUN ... Has shot 50 percent or better from behind the arc in 16 games ... Has made at least one three-pointer in 27 of the 32 games ... Averaging 2.2 three-pointers per game, fifth-best in the conference ... Greene's 70 three-pointers are third-best for a single season in school history ... Averaging 15.6 ppg (#8 in the Big West Conference) ... Has scored in double figures in 29 of the 32 games ... Averaging 35.6 mpg (1,138 minutes, a school record), #1 in the league ... Has played 30 or more minutes in 28 of the 32 games ... Has played 40 or more minutes in six games ... That includes 49 of a possible 50 minutes in the double overtime game at UC Riverside (3/1/14) ... Scored a season-high 28 points (8-for-10 from the floor, 5-for-6 from behind the arc) along with five rebounds, four assists and three steals in CSUN's 86-80 win over Morgan State (12/27/13) ... Has scored 1,489 points (third-best in school history) in his four year career at CSUN, becoming only the 16th player in school history to score 1,000 or more points ... Hitting .920 (149-for-162) from the free throw line, tops in the BWC, sixth-best in the nation and currently ahead of the school record of .869 set by Chuck Malouf in 1963-64 ... The nation's leader is Brenton Williams at South Carolina with .947 ... Had a streak of 29 straight free throws this year, four short of his school record set last year ... Ranks second all-time at CSUN with an .871 career free throw percentage, just ahead of the school record of .867 by Chuck Malouf (1961-64) ... Greene's 391 career free throws are third-best in school history ... Has dished out 350 career assists, fourth-best in school history ... Dished out a career-high 13 assists against EWU (11/12/12), sixth-best for a single game in CSUN history ... Has attempted 1,133 shots in four seasons, third-best in the school record book ... Has attempted 574 three-pointers, a school record ... Has played in a school record 122 games (79 as a starter) one of only 19 players to play 100 games over more ... In four seasons, Greene has played 3,475 minutes (28.5 mpg), third-best in school history ... His 126 career steals are eighth-best in school history.
#3 Stephan Hicks, 6-6, 220, Junior, Guard/Forward, Thousand Oaks, Ca. (National College Prep Academy)
Named Honorable Mention All-Big West Conference for a second time ... CSUN's second leading scorer and sixth-best in the conference at 16.9 ppg ... Scored a career-high 28 points (13-for-13 from the free throw line) in CSUn's 91-83 victory over Long Beach State (3/6/14) ... Has garnered six double-doubles this season... Has 16 double-doubles in his career ... Has scored 20 or more points in 12 games ... Has scored in double figures in 28 of the 32 games ... CSUN's #2 field goal percentage shooter (.522, #8 in the BWC) ... Has shot 50 or better in 22 of the 32 games ... An all-tournament selection at the Central Michigan University Tournament (Nov. 21-13) ... Tallied 62 points (19-for-34 from the floor, 24-for-28 from the free throw line) in the three game tournament ... Averaging 34.0 mpg (1,087 minutes, ninth-best for a single season), fifth-best in the league ... Hitting .812 (160-for-197) from the free throw line, third-best in the league ... Has scored 1,389 points in three seasons, fourth-best in school history ... Only 17 other players have accomplished the 1,000 point plateau in Matador history ... His .809 career free throw percentage is seventh-best in school history ... Hicks' 419 career throws are a school record ... His 518 career free throw attempts are second-best in school history ... Has a career scoring average of 16.0 ppg, eighth-best in school history ... Has grabbed 601 career rebounds (seventh-best in school history), and one of only 15 players in school history to grab 500 or more rebounds ... CSUN's second leading rebounder (seventh-best in the BWC) at 6.7 rpg ... Has grabbed ten or more rebounds in six games.
#21 Stephen Maxwell, 6-7, 22, Junior, Forward, Woodland Hills, Ca. (Taft High School)
A first team All-Big West Conference selection ... To no one's surprise, Maxwell has been one of the top players in the Big West Conference in 2013-14 at 17.9 points (tops on the CSUN team, #3 in the BWC) and a team leading 9.0 rebounds per game, second-best in the Big West Conference ... Shooting .563 (201-for-357) from the floor, fourth-best in the league ... In 23 of the 32 games, Maxwell has shot 50 percent or better ... Maxwell has scored in double figures in 27 of the 312games ... Has scored 574 points, fourth-best for a single season at CSUN ... The junior forward is averaging 34.2 minutes per game. fourth-best in the Big West Conference and eighth-best for a single season at CSUN ... In 25 games, Maxwell has chalked up 30 or more minutes ... Played a career-high 47 minutes in the double overtime game at UC Riverside (3/1/14) ... Has played 40 or more minutes in three games ... Has 14 double-doubles in 32 games, second-best in the conference and 14th-best in the country ... Has collected 29 double-doubles in his Matador career ... In 15 games Maxwell has scored 20 or more points ... Scored a career-high 28 points along with 12 rebounds in CSUN's 86-80 victory over Morgan State (12/27/13) ... In the season opener, Maxwell scored 23 points along with 12 rebounds to lead CSUN to an 86-74 victory over Hope International (11/8/13) ... Maxwell hit 11-of-11 free throws, the 16th player in school history to be perfect from the charity stripe in a CSUN game ... Also hit a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe in scoring 26 points against UC Davis (1/9/14) ... Battling against UCI's 7-foot-6 center Mamadou Ndiaye, Maxwell scored 21 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Central Michigan University Tournament (Nov. 21-23) with 53 points (19-for-35 from the floor, 15-for-22 from the free throw line) ... Has played in 86 games (75 as a starter) at CSUN in three seasons ... During that time, Maxwell has averaged 14.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game ... Has collected 691 career rebounds, fourth-best in school history ... Only 14 other players in school history have collected 500 or more rebounds ... Maxwell hit 21 free throws in a row over a span of four games before his first miss at Cal Poly (1/16/14) ... The school record remains 33 straight free throws set by Josh Greene last year ... Shooting .751 (172-for-229) from the free throw line, ninth-best in the BWC ... His 172 free throws are second-best for a single season, and only ten short of the school record set by Ollie Carter in 1964-65 ... The 229 free throw attempts are second-best for a single year ... Maxwell has 1,225 points in three seasons at Cal State Northridge, ninth-best in school history … Only 17 other players have reached that figure including Josh Greene and Stephan Hicks who reached the 1,000 point milestone earlier this year ... Gained Big West Conference Player of the Week honors earlier this year for his 50 points and 14 rebounds in wins over UC Davis (89-79, 1/9/14) and Hawai'i (79-78, 1/11/14) ... Maxwell's 201 field goals are seventh-best for a single season at CSUN.