Wisniewski Named LSWA Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Thursday, April 8, 2004



NATCHITOCHES, La. – The honors for Andrew Wisniewski continue to pour in, as the Centenary point guard has been named the Louisiana Player of the Year in voting sponsored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).

Also named First Team All-Louisiana, Wisniewski adds these awards to All-Conference honors from the Mid-Continent Conference and All-District honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Wisniewski is presently one of 64 seniors taking part in the Portsmouth Basketball Invitational, an invitation-only tournament where the top college seniors can show off their skills to pro scouts.

The guard from Staten Island, N.Y., led the Gents in scoring and assists for the third consecutive season, the first Centenary player to ever accomplish that feat. He averaged 21.9 points per game, 12th in Division I in scoring, and 4.3 assists per game. He shot 51.2 percent from the field, 41.8 percent from the three-point line, and 78.6 percent from the free throw line.

After transferring from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey and sitting out one year, Wisniewski finished his three-year Centenary career near the top of several career statistical lists. He is fifth on Centenary’s all-time lists for points (1,758), three-point field goals made (172) and attempted (426), 30-points games (12) and assists (400). He also finds himself fourth in Centenary history in steals (173).

This is the second time in four seasons that a Centenary player has been named Louisiana Player of the Year, with Ronnie McCollum earning the award after the 2000-2001 season. Voting was done by a panel of media from throughout the state of Louisiana, along with sports information directors.