NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's basketball team placed three student-athletes on the CACC All-Academic Team. The selections were released Friday by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Junior Josh Bradanese (3.56, business management) earned the honor for the second time while junior Kylan Guerra (3.52, business management) and senior Eric Long (3.53, marketing) were first-time recipients.
To be eligible for the CACC All-Academic team, each student-athlete must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of immediate preceding term (may include summer for fall sport participants)
- Minimum of two semesters enrolled as full-time student at member institution
- Student-athlete must be second year student-athlete at member institution
- Student-athlete must have been athletically eligible the season preceding the award and used a season of eligibility.
Bradanese started 29 games for the Rams and averaged 12.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. He led the team in blocks (1.1 bpg) and ranked second in rebounding, assists (2.3 apg), steals (0.9 spg) and three-pointers (56) and fifth in scoring. The junior posted season-highs of 26 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four blocks. Bradanese was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA). He was a member of the CACC All-Tournament Team.
Guerra was the starting point guard for all 30 contests. He was first on the squad in assists (5.8 apg), assist/turnover ratio (3.0) and steals (1.4 spg), second in scoring (14.3 ppg), third in three-pointers (50) and fourth in rebounding (4.3 rpg). The junior posted season-bests of 26 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists and four steals. Guerra recorded his 1,000th career point on January 30 versus Wilmington (Del.). He was named to the All-CACC second team.
Long was limited to 10 games this season due to injury. He totaled 17 points on 53.8% (7-of-13) shooting, 11 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals. The senior tallied a season-high six points at Kutztown on November 28.