Albany Men's Basketball Team Capsule
Each weekday through Oct. 29, an America East men's basketball team will be profiled on AmericaEast.com with a team capsule, head coach interview and info graphics.
Head Coach: Will Brown
Year at School: 13th
2012-13 Record: 24-11, 9-7 AE
Finish: 5th (No. 4 seed, 3-0)
Postseason: NCAA 2nd Round
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/4
Starters Returning/Lost: 3/2
Top Returnees: Sam Rowley, Jr., 9.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg in 12-13
Peter Hooley, So., 8.0 ppg, 3.1 apg in 12-13
- Albany is slotted third in the 2013-14 preseason poll after winning 24 games and its third America East title since 2006 last year.
- The Great Danes became the lowest seeded team (4th) to ever win the league title.
- Will Brown is America East's longest tenured head coach as he enters his 13th season in Albany
- Brown is tied for second all-time in league history with three America East crowns.
- He received a contract extension through the 2017-18 season on Aug. 29.
- Junior Sam Rowley leads six returning letterwinners. He averaged 9.0 points and 6.5 boards per game last year and upped those averages to 11.1 and 7.6, respectively, in conference play.
- Sophomore Peter Hooley earned All-Rookie accolades after averaging 8.0 points and 3.1 assists per contest.
- Albany opens its season at crosstown-rival Siena on Nov. 8.