Jomard, Jurko and Forsythe Earn All-Region Honors

Jomard, Jurko and Forsythe Earn All-Region Honors

Cambridge, Mass. (March 13) -- In the All-Region Teams, three members of the MIT men's basketball team were honored for their play during the 2017-18 season. Junior Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) was named to the All-Region Second Team, while junior AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.) was a Fourth Team honoree and freshman Hamilton Forsythe (Weston, Conn.) was tabbed as the Co-Rookie of the Year.

Jomard, a two-time NEWMAC First Team All-Conference honoree after this season, averaged a team-high 15.5 points per game to go along with 5.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game. He ranked second in the NEWMAC in total assists (132), fourth in blocks (23) and eighth in steals (31) while also scoring his 1000th career point in mid-January in a home game vs. Babson. Jomard was also fourth in the NEWMAC in field goal percentage (56.0%) and finished the year shooting 75.3 percent from the free throw line. For the season, Jomard had 16 double-digit scoring games and in January vs. Clark, he became the first player in MIT history with two career triple-doubles as he finished that contest with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Jurko, who was a NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference selection and the 2018 NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player, averaged 14.2 points, five assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. He finished the season ranked first in the NEWMAC in assists (158), third in steals (51), third in three-point shooting percentage (45.8) and sixth in free throw percentage (80.2). Finishing 12 overall in scoring, Jurko tied the MIT single-game record with 14 assists in a win over Clark as he ended the season with four double-digit assist games over the last 11 games of the season.

Forsythe, the 2018 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, averaged 13.4 points and three rebounds per game while developing into one of the top three-point shooting threats in the NEWMAC. He ranked 14 in the NEWMAC in scoring, third in three-point field goals made (63), second in free throw percentage (85.4), fifth in three-point field goal percentage (44.7) and seventh in field goal percentage (52.3). Also posting 15 blocks, Forsythe ended his rookie campaign with 18 double-digit scoring performances, including eight games of 20 points or more. He posted a season-high 29 points in his career debut in a win over Bridgewater State while also finishing with 23 points in a Sweet 16 NCAA win over Middlebury College.

The Engineers finished the season at 25-6 overall and ranked No. 19 nationally as the team captured its second straight NEWMAC Championship and advanced to the program's second Elite Eight.

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