Iona Men's Basketball BIO
22 Sean Armand
Fourth-year shooting guard that made an impact on Iona's lineup as a freshman in 2010-11... A sharpshooter for the Gaels, was one of four players on the team to appear in all 37 and made four starts... Connected an Iona rookie-record 61 three-point field goals and led the team with a 42.1% mark from beyond the arc... Ranked No. 2 in the MAAC in points per 40 minutes played... The three-point total broke teammate Kyle Smyth’s rookie record set in 2009-10... Pure scorer with one of the purest shooting touches on the roster... Possesses NBA range that is capable of attacking in the open floor or off the dribble... Extremely hard worker showed improvement on defense as a rookie in addition to his talented offensive skills... Played his postgraduate year at CJEOTO Academy in Somerset, NJ after a standout career in New York City’s PSAL at Jacqueline K. Onassis High School.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12):
Appeared in all 33 games, starting 16 of them... Finished the season averaging 9.5 points per game, 2.1 rebounds per game, recording 21 steals, 1.2 assists per game, .786 free throw percentage, and team-best .462 three point shooting percentage on team-high 171 attempts... Scored 10 points with one rebound and two assists at Niagara (Dec. 4)... Scored 17 points with one rebound and one assist at Richmond (Dec. 14)... Scored 10 points with four rebounds, as well as three assists and two steals at Vermont (Dec. 17)... Scored 20 points with two rebounds and three steals, making six of seven three point attempts at William & Mary (Dec. 21)... Scored season-high 32 points with six rebounds, one assist, and three steals, making 10 of 19 three point attempts vs. Siena (Jan. 3)... Scored 12 points with two rebounds and one assist vs. Manhattan (Jan. 12)... Scored 15 points with one steal, shooting 5-9 from three-point range vs. Rider (Jan. 20)... Scored 12 points with three rebounds, two assists, and one steal at Saint Peter's (Jan. 29)... Scored 14 points with three rebounds and three assists at Manhattan (Feb. 4)... Scored 25 points with three rebounds and two assists, shooting 5-9 from three-point range at Loyola (Md.) (Feb. 10)... Scored 22 points with season-high seven rebounds, along with two assists and a steal at Rider (Feb. 15)... Scored 13 points with two rebounds, two assists, and two steals vs. Nevada (Feb. 18)... Scored 17 points with two rebounds, two assists, and two steals vs. Fairfield (Feb. 24)... Scored 14 points with two rebounds, three assists, and two steals vs. Saint Peter's (Feb. 26)... Scored 10 points with six rebounds, two assists, and one block vs. Marist (Mar. 3)... Scored 10 points with two rebounds and two assists vs. Bringham Young (Mar. 13)... Had season-long streak of five games scoring double digits points.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11):
Began his Maroon & Gold career with three points in seven minutes, connecting on a three-point field goal for the Gaels vs. Kent State on Nov. 12... Tallied five points in 10 minutes vs. Bryant on Nov. 14... Posted a career-high nine points on three three-point field goals in a “homecoming” game for the Brooklyn-native at Long Island University on Dec. 8... Hit all three trifectas in consecutive possessions wrapping around halftime against the Blackbirds... Drained a three-pointer for the Gaels vs. Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 11... Tallied seven points off the bench at No. 5 Syracuse on Dec. 18... Hit the double-digit point total for the first time at Iona with 11 points off the bench vs. Vermont on Dec. 22... Matched his season-best with three three-point field goals... Recorded nine points on 3-of-6 shooting from behind the arc with a season-high three rebounds vs. Saint Peter’s on Jan. 7... Had 17 points at Rider, shooting 7-of-9 from the field and 3-of-5 from behind the arc on Jan. 14... All of his scoring output came in the final 10 minutes and overtime of the 100-96 win... Increased his career-high to 22 with his team-leading effort vs. Marist on Jan. 16... Set an Iona rookie record with six three-pointers in the contest and was named MAAC Rookie of the Week for his performance vs. Rider and Marist on Jan. 17... Had his third straight game with 10 or more points with 15 at Niagara on Jan. 21... Scored nine points in a row in the second half to help propel Iona to its six-point win... Scored eight of his 11 points in the second half including a three-pointer in the final minute that cut Iona’s deficit to four points at Fairfield on Feb. 4... Posted 17 points with five three-pointers in a season-high 29 minutes played vs. Manhattan on Feb. 7... Had 13 points off the bench in the first half with three three-pointers in win at Manhattan on Feb. 16... Scored eight points with two three-pointers at Liberty on Feb. 19... Had eight points off the bench and a season-best two steal in 14 minutes at Saint Peter’s on Feb. 25... Had six points six minutes with two three-pointers vs. Siena in the quarterfinal round of the MAAC Championship on Mar. 5... Scored eight of the Gaels’ first 10 points en route to a 14-point effort in his first collegiate start in win at Valparaiso in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament on Mar. 16... Shot 5-for-9 from the field with three three-pointers in the victory... Scored all 11 of his points in the first half and hit three three-pointers to tie the rookie record with 51 trifectas on the season... Had 20 points while matching his own single-game rookie record with six three-pointers in a CIT semifinal victory at East Tennessee State on Mar. 26... Had 14 points on 5-for-10 shooting from the field and 4-of-8 from behind the arc in CIT Championship Game loss to Santa Clara.
BEFORE IONA (CJEOTO ACADEMY / JACQUELINE K. ONASSIS HIGH SCHOOL):
Averaged 28 points per game on a 20-6 Central Jersey Each One Teach One Academy squad in 2009-10... Posted season-high point totals of 42 points vs. Army Prep and 36 vs. Ocean Academy during the season... Rated the eighth best postgraduate prospect in the state by NJHoops.com... Starred for Onassis HS where he led John Rafaniello's Panthers to the PSAL Class B semifinal round as a senior... Averaging 27 points, 12 rebounds and four assists per game and was named to the New York Daily News' All-Manhattan Second Team... As a junior he posted 25 points and 12 rebounds per contest... Played his AAU Ball for Josh Hoffman's New Jersey Trailblazers.
CAREER STATS Year GP-GS Min FG Pct 3FG Pct FT Pct Reb Avg A TO Bk St Pts/Avg 2010-11 37-4 405 80 .412 61 .421 15 .625 48 1.3 15 17 2 11 236/6.4 TOTAL 37-4 405 80 .412 61 .421 15 .625 48 1.3 15 17 2 11 236/6.4