HADLEY, Mass. – Senior guard Harry Rafferty of the Wesleyan University men's basketball team has been named a Second Team All-NESCAC selection, as voted on by the conference coaches and announced Wednesday by the league office.
Rafferty has excelled in a leadership role this season for the Cardinals, helping to guide Wesleyan to its second NCAA Tournament appearance in the past three seasons, and just it's second all-time. The award marks the first of his career, as the senior guard currently leads the team in scoring with 12.6 points per game.
The 2016-17 season has been a historic one for Rafferty, who reached the 1,000-point milestone on Jan. 21, 2017 during a 67-64 thrilling road win over Bates. He became just the 23rd player in program history to reach the mark, and currently has 1,105 for his career to rank 12th all-time.
Rafferty, who has started every game this season and is averaging 29.0 minutes per game, ranks second in the conference in three-pointers made with 61. He is 38.6% from downtown, and has been incredibility efficient with the ball all season, as evident by his 2.2 assist-to-turnover ratio which is 10th-best in the league.
The senior has helped lead Wesleyan to a 19-6 overall record and a 6-4 NESCAC mark, en route to a fourth-seed in the conference tournament and an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships. The Cardinals hosted a NESCAC Quarterfinal game for the first time since 2012, and earned an at-large bid to the national tournament for the first time in program history (the 2014-15 team earned the automatic qualifier).
Wesleyan will play Union College in First Round action Friday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. on the campus of the University of Rochester.