RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College senior Antoine Obery (Roselle, N.J./Abraham Clark) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 3, the CACC announced on Monday. Obery earns the honor for the first time in his career.
Obery, a 6-foot-4 forward/guard, led Felician to a 2-0 week with a pair of prolific performances. On Jan. 29, he recorded 24 points and 15 rebounds in a 71-64 CACC home victory over Post University. He followed that up with a school record-tying 39 points, a career-high 21 rebounds, and five assists as the Golden Falcons earned a league victory at Goldey-Beacom College, 84-77 on Feb. 2.
At Goldey-Beacom, Obery made 16 of 22 field-goal attempts, setting a Felician single-game record for field goals. He turned in the first 30+ point, 20+ rebound performance in the 17-year history of the Golden Falcon program, and the first such game by a CACC player in 10 years. For the week he averaged 31.5 points and 18.0 rebounds while shooting 62.5 percent from the field (25-40).
On the season, Obery has started all 21 games for Felician and head coach David DeFerrari. He is averaging 18.5 points (3rd in the CACC), 10.4 rebounds (2nd) and 2.6 assists (14th) while shooting 53.6 percent from the floor (5th). He leads the conference with 5.0 offensive rebounds per game. He is the first Felician men's basketball player to earn CACC Player-of-the-Week accolades since former teammate Devon Young was honored twice during the 2010-11 season. Obery is a 2008 graduate of Abraham Clark High.
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/mbkb/2012-13/releases/20130204fnjlcc.
Felician (9-12, 6-7 CACC), a member of NCAA Division II, sits in fourth place in the CACC North Division, and owns a one-game lead for the division's final conference playoff spot with five games remaining. The Golden Falcons carry a three-game win streak into Saturday, when they host Holy Family University in league action at 3 p.m.
Felician College is a coeducational, liberal arts, Catholic college, enrolling 2,300 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Teacher Education, and Health Sciences and Nursing. A Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Felician College competes in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross-country, men's golf, women's volleyball, and cheerleading. Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan tradition, Felician College is located on two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey.