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Men's Hoop Team, Coaches Roos Of Week

CANTON – The entire SUNY Canton men’s basketball team and coaching staff have been named this week’s Roos of the Week.

The men’s basketball team earned the first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in program history. This marks just the second NAC Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in school history joining the 2019 women’s lacrosse team.

The Roos earned an 89-81 win v. Husson University in the NAC Semifinal on Friday and followed that up with a 72-71 win v. top seed and tournament host Maine Farmington on Saturday.

Joseph Werner was named the Tournament MVP after averaging 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. Danny Santana and George Nehma both joined Werner on the All-Tournament Team. Santana averaged 18.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game, while Nehma had a averaged 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per outing including tallying a career-high 22 points in the semifinal win.

About SUNY Canton SUNY Canton is Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in digital design, engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 21 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college's 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity eSports and cheerleading. For more information, visit

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