courtesy of Rochester Sports Information
University of Rochester senior guard John DiBartolomeo has received the top two honors given out by D3hoops.com. He was named the D3hoops.com Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and a First Team All-American.
It is his second national player of the year honor and his fourth First Team All-America honor. He was named the DIII News Player of the Year earlier this week. He has been named a First Team All-American by four groups: the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), D3hoops.com, DIII News, and the U.S. Basketball Writers’ Association.
The Westport, Conn. native (Staples HS) is the fourth Rochester player to earn All-America honors from D3hoops.com, just the second man named to the First Team. Jeff Joss was accorded Honorable Mention All-America status in 2002. Seth Hauben was named a First Team All-American in 2005. Mike Chmielowiec was named a Second Team All-American in 2009.
D3hoops.com started naming All-America teams in the 1997-98 season. This is the eighth straight year that the website has chosen a Player of the Year.
DiBartolomeo was joined on the D3hoops.com First Team by Aaron Toomey of Amherst University, Colton Hunt of Randolph College (Va.), Landon Gamble of North Central College (Ill.), and A.J. Matthews of Farmingdale State University. D3hoops.com named four All-America teams consisting of five players each plus a five-person Honorable Mention All-America team.
DiBartolomeo finished his senior campaign with a career-best 22.6 points per game scoring average. He led Rochester in scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals.
He was named Player of the Year by the University Athletic Association and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (for Upstate New York). He was named the East Region Player of the Year by D3hoops.com and the NABC.
DiBartolomeo was a First Team honoree by the UAA, ECAC Upstate New York, the NABC, and D3hoops.com.
He was selected to play in the Reese’s NABC Division III All-Star Game in Salem, Va. last Saturday. Previously, he was named a finalist for the Josten’s Trophy, given by the Salem Rotary Club.
During the regular season, he was named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week five times. He was a Second Team Pre-Season All-American by D3hoops.com entering the 2012-13 season.