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Burtt Sr., Reynolds-Basile Enshrined In The MAAC Experience

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          Release: 03/03/2012
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SPRINGFIELD, MA - On Friday evening, the MAAC recognized twenty significant men's and women's basketball players at the first annual Honor Roll Dinner at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Two former student-athletes from each institution were enshrined in The MAAC Experience, the league's exhibit at the Hall of Fame.  Each honoree was also honored prior to the tip of the men's second opening round game of the 2012 MAAC Championship.

Patty Reynolds-Basile (1986-90) is the second all-time leading scorer in Gael history, tallying 1,683 points in her 110-game career. She is Iona's all-time leader in field goals made (695), while ranking second in career steals (229), third in scoring average (15.3) and fourth in assists (393). During her career, Reynolds-Basile scored 25 or more points seven times, tallying a career-high of 29 points twice during her senior year. As a freshman, she averaged 15.3 points per contest, en route to being named the 1987 MAAC Rookie of the Year. As a junior, Reynolds-Basile was a Second Team All-MAAC selection. She averaged 14.6 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 52.0% from the floor. As a senior, Reynolds-Basile led the team with a 16.5 points per game average - the eighth-highest single-season scoring average - while dishing out a team-best 106 assists. In addition to her outstanding play on the court, she was also honored for her efforts in the classroom, earning a spot on the MAAC's All-Academic team during her junior and senior seasons.

Steve Burtt, Sr. (1980-84) is the all-time leading scorer in school history. He completed his college career with 2,534 career points, which placed him as the highest scoring player in the New York metropolitan area history. Burtt scored 30 or more points 20 times in his career, including a 40-point effort against Holy Cross in 1984. As a sophomore, he earned Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, Third Team All-American by Basketball Weekly and The Sporting News, and Second Team All-East in Eastern Basketball. In addition, Burtt was also First Team All-Metropolitan and All-MAAC. Other accolades from his collegiate career include: AP Honorable Mention All-American, All District 2 selection by the United States Basketball Writers Association, two-time MAAC Player of the Year (1983 and 1984), member of the MAAC All-Tournament Team (1983), and MAAC Tournament MVP (1984). His senior year, Burtt shared the Haggerty Award for the Metropolitan Area Top Player with Chris Mullin of St. John's. His teams made three postseason appearances, including a spot in the NCAA Tournament after a four-year absence by the Gaels. During Burtt's career, the Gaels registered 84 wins, where he averaged 20.9 points per game in 121 games. Burtt is one of three Iona players who have earned All-America honors. After graduating from Iona, he was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the 1984 NBA Draft. Burtt played with the Warriors in 1984, and continued to play professionally, seeing stints in the NBA, CBA, USBL and WBL.

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