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Flannery Named to Small College Basketball Bevo Francis Award Watch List

Flannery Named to Small College Basketball Bevo Francis Award Watch List

2017 Bevo Francis Award Watch List

BABSON PARK, Mass.—For the second year in a row, Babson College senior Joey Flannery (Acton, Mass.) was one of 100 players named to the Bevo Francis Award Watch List as announced by Small College Basketball (SCB) on Sunday afternoon.

The watch lists consists of players from NCAA Division II and III, NAIA Division I and II, and the USCAA and NCCAA, and was selected by a committee from over 1,100 colleges and universities. SCB will narrow the watch list to 50 players on February 15 before cutting it further to 25 players on March 15. The finalists will be announced in a highlight video that will be released on April 1.

The award, which was given out for the first time in 2016, will be presented annually to the player who has the finest overall season within small college basketball. Considerations will be season statistics and individual achievements, awards, personal character and team achievements.

A 2016 Bevo Francis Award finalist, Flannery was one of 19 Division III players on the list. He is averaging 23.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists and has scored in double figures in 55 consecutive games going back to the 2014-15 campaign for the Beavers, who became the top-ranked team in the national poll on December 19.

Flannery, who is a two-time and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America selection and the reigning NABC Division III Player of the Year, is Babson's all-time leading scorer with 2,200 points. He also ranks first in program history in made free throws (588), is fourth in made field goals (727), fifth in three-point field-goals (157), eighth in rebounds (635), 12th in assists (235) and 13th in steals (131).

The Beavers (14-1, 4-0 NEWMAC) travel to MIT (12-3, 4-0 NEWMAC) for a first-place league showdown on Wednesday at 7 p.m.