Hype 2012 Team Season Honors

By · July 26, 2013 · Filed in Hudson Valley Hype News

The Honors continued for the Hudson Valley Hype’s championship season as the 2011/2012 All Star Team was announced today with votes being assembled from not only league owners but coaches as well. Again the Hype set the standard with three players from the starting line up making the roster, Nick Carter, Kayode Ayeni and Steffon Farley. “I think it says a lot about our team when three out of our eleven man roster made the All Star team” Owner Allen Pickett continues, “It also says a lot about the hard work these guys put in on a daily basis and it being acknowledged by the other teams. There were times during the season that we fell behind by as many as (15) points but the athleticism and never quit attitude of the entire team made the difference, many teams simply tired out or had to go deep to the bench in the 3rd and 4th quarters because of the continuous pressure we put on them.”

The awards didn’t stop with the All Star nominations; the Hype’s own Nick Carter was nominated co-MVP of the Eastern Basketball Alliance along with Washington Madness’s Chris Mathews. Nick Carter is no stranger to the accolades that come with his basketball abilities, at division II C.W. Post Carter was East Coast Tournament MVP and First Team All East Coast Conference averaging 18 ppg. and shooting 44% from three point range. Carter’s regular season was offensively spectacular, averaging 24.9 points a game, many of which came from behind the three point line where he set a league record of (10) in one game. His season was capped off with a two impressive performances in the semis and a game high (34) points in the championship win over the Metropolitan All Stars.

The final accomplishment was announced today and justifiably so, the Hudson Valley Hype head Coach James Ryans received coach of the year for the Eastern Basketball Alliance. The team made a complete turn from 1-11 last year to 11-1 and a championship in 2012. Owner Allen Pickett comments, “I am very fortunate to have someone of Mr. Ryans stature coach the team. I joke with him that he (James) does more basketball related activities before 9:00am than most do in a season, and it shows on and off the court. I don’t want to take any credit away from James but I also want to acknowledge the fact that without my consultant and asst. coach Andre Ricketts the initial introduction would not have been made. Mr. Ricketts has done more than his share to make this season a success as well.”

**2012 Final Four or Championship Game DVDs are now available, recorded professionally in HD. Visit the Team Merchandise page or contact info@hudsonvalleyhype.com to order your copy.