Wisniewski Picks Up Honor From Louisiana Basketball Coaches
Tuesday, May 4, 2004



BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) presented former Centenary star Andrew Wisniewski with the Pete Maravich Memorial Award for the Louisiana Major College Player of the Year at its annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 1.

Already named Player of the Year and First Team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA), Wisniewski add this award to All-Conference honors from the Mid-Continent Conference and All-District honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Wisniewski was one of 64 seniors who took 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).

The winner of the Pete Maravich Memorial Award is selected by the men’s college basketball coaches in the state of Louisiana. More information about the LABC can be found by going to the organization’s website at www.labball.com.