Hogan-Gary Voted GNAC Player and Defensive Player of the Year

Hogan-Gary Voted GNAC Player and Defensive Player of the Year

WINTHROP, Mass. – The last half of the season, Johnson & Wales University men's basketball student-athlete Brian Hogan-Gary was nearly unstoppable at the offensive end of the floor and a menace on defense. That earned him GNAC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year as voted on by the conference coaches.

In addition, he was named First-Team All-GNAC for the second year in a row.

A native of Staten Island, NY, Hogan-Gary is only the third GNAC player to win both awards and the first since Victor Ljuljduraj of Albertus Magnus in 2015. He's the first Wildcat to win a major award since Quarry Greenaway was named Player of the Year and Rob Lewis was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year in 206.  

The junior averaged 23.6 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.7 steals, while shooting 51.2% from the floor. Hogan-Gary ranks 11th in the NCAA for double-doubles (16) and his single-season JWU record 11.5 rebounds per game is also 11th. His 23.6 ppg. rates 17th in the nation and is sixth on the JWU single-season chart.

Head coach Jamie Benton will have to replace senior starters Randall Ferdinand and Matt Madoian, but does return Hogan-Gary and fellow starters Justin Bullock and Donovian Maxfield