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Niagara's Alvin Young, Amy Getman tabbed to MAAC Basketball Hall of Fame Honor Roll


Young_GetmanEDISON, N.J. -- Alvin Young and Amy Getman have been selected to be inducted into the 2018 MAAC Basketball Honor Roll. Honorees will be enshrined in "The MAAC Experience" exhibit at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 15.

Alvin Young (1997-99)
Young played his final two seasons at Niagara University after a two-year stint at Mitchell College, a junior college in New London, Conn., where he led the NJCAA Division II in scoring at 29.6 points per game while earning NJCAA Division II All-American honors as a sophomore. In his first season at Niagara, he started in all 27 games, averaging 15.7 points per game, and earned All-MAAC Third Team honors. He exploded offensively as a senior while helping Niagara to a tie for the 1998-99 MAAC regular-season championship. He led the nation in scoring at 25.1 points per game, including scoring a career-high 44 points in an 86-82 win over Siena, which was then the highest single-game scoring mark since Calvin Murphy. Young was named MAAC Player of the Year to become the first Purple Eagle to win the award. He was also named to the All-MAAC First Team and to the MAAC All-Tournament Team. A member of the 1,000-Point Club, Young's career scoring average of 25.4 points per game ranks fifth in program history. After college, Young had an extensive professional basketball career playing in some of the best leagues in the world including Greece, France and Italy. 

Amy Getman (1997-2001)
Amy Getman was a perennial scorer for the Purple Eagles from the field and the foul line. A sharp-shooting guard, Getman finished her career with 1,687 points, which is the fourth-most in Niagara women's basketball history. She holds the program career record in free throws made (510) and is second in free throw attempts (605) and free throw percentage (.842). Getman set single season records in free throws made (196) and free throw attempts (221) in the 2000-01 season. Her career scoring average of 15.9 points per game is second-best in Niagara women's basketball history and she is the only player to score 500-plus points in three seasons (1998-2001). Getman was named to the All-MAAC First Team three times (1998-2001). She was inducted into the Niagara University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.


2018 MAAC Basketball Honor Roll Class (to date)
 Institution Name
 Niagara Alvin Young
 Niagara Amy Getman
 Quinnipiac Mike Buscetto
 Quinnipiac Erin Kerner
 Rider Ron Simpson
 Rider Cindy (Ford) Gittens
 Saint Peter's Harry Laurie
 Saint Peter's Felicia (Harris) Sellers
 Siena Tay Fisher
 Siena Melanie (Halker) Moore

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