Philadelphia University’s Men’s Basketball Head Coach Herb Magee was named Coach of the Year by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Feb. 26 in voting by the league’s coaches. Sophomore forward Malcolm Ingram, senior forward Jason Hickenbottom and sophomore point guard Russell Frederick were also appointed to the CACC All-Conference team for their efforts in leading the Rams to an 18-11 overall record, including a perfect 15-0 mark in the CACC.
Coach Magee, who last February became the winningest Division II coach in NCAA history, has led the Rams to 18 victories this season, which include a current, six-game winning streak for the team where they have won 12 of their past 13 games. Currently, Magee’s team is ranked sixth in the NCAA Division II Northeast Region, where the top eight teams are likely to receive bids to the NCAA Tournament.
As a forward, Ingram is the Rams’ first-team representative and the only sophomore to be selected for either first or second teams. In his 29 games this season, he leads the Rams in scoring and rebounding, and is the third-leading scorer in the league. Hickenbottom and Frederick are the Rams’ third-team selections, with Hickenbottom earning All-Conference accolades for the second consecutive season. In his second year with the Rams, Hickenbottom ranks second on the team in scoring and assists, while his 44 three-point field goals, a career-high, rank third. Frederick, rounding out the trio of All-Conference performers, boasts an 11.2 points-per-game average and a league-high of 148 assists. His career-high, 46 three-point field goals rank him second on the team, while his 44 steals are a team-high. All three players’ stellar season performances have helped lead the Rams to the top seed in the league tournament. They will defend their position in the CACC Quarterfinals this Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. vs. University of the Sciences on Herb Magee Court in The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation, and Convocation Center.