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4 Statesmen earn Liberty League end-of-season honors

Hobart College had four student-athletes recognized when the Liberty League announced its end-of-season men’s basketball awards today. Senior Connor Rehbaum was a unanimous first team All-Liberty League selection, senior Trey Blanding received second team accolades, senior Andrew Hoy garnered honorable mention and first-year Luke Ruddy earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team.

Rehbaum started all 26 games this season, averaging 15.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg, and 1.3 apg. He shot 42 percent from the floor, 38 percent from behind the 3-point arc, and 70 percent at the free throw line. Rehbaum was first in the league in 3-pointers made per game (2.5), fourth in scoring and 14th in rebounding. His 66 3-pointers made this season are tied for third most in a season by a Statesman while his 182 career triples are tied for fourth. Rehbaum scored a career-high 30 points at RIT this season and finished his career with 1,152 points, 15th on the school’s all-time list.

Rehbaum was an All-Liberty League honorable mention last season.

The team captain, Blanding also started all 26 games, averaging 9.8 ppg, a league-high 4.7 apg, 3.4 rpg, and 1.6 spg. He shot 40 percent from the floor and 70 percent from the free throw line. Blanding recorded career-highs of 26 points and seven steals in the Liberty League Tournament semifinal against Clarkson last week. He finished his career eighth on Hobart’s all-time assists list with 348.

Hoy started 25 of the 26 games he played in this season, averaging 12.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, and 1.1 spg. He shot 38 percent from the floor, 37 percent from 3-point range, and 86 percent from the free throw line. Hoy was second on the team and fourth in the conference with 60 3-pointers made, which is eighth on Hobart’s single season list. He is the most accurate free throw shooter in Hobart history at .878 (86-of-98) and ranks third in 3-pointers made (120).

Luke RuddyA three-time Liberty League Rookie of the Week, Ruddy was the only Hobart first-year to appear in every game this season. He averaged 4.8 ppg and 3.3 rpg in 17.2 minutes per game. Ruddy shot 44 percent from the floor and 74 percent from the free throw line. He scored a season-high 14 points in the Statesmen’s win at St. Lawrence and collected a season-high eight boards at Union in the regular season finale.

Hobart finished the season with an 18-8 record. Only five teams in the 104-season history of the program have won more games in a season. The Statesmen posted a 13-3 mark in conference play to finish second in the standings. Hobart was not among the 62 teams selected to play in the NCAA Championship, snapping a string of three straight appearances in the Big Dance.