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12 Peter Hooley

2015-16:

  • Selected to the 12-player World University Games Australia squad in the summer of 2015.
  • Enrolled in the Master's program for communications at UAlbany for his final season

2014-15:

  • Named a co-captain in the preseason
  • Took three-week leave of absence to return home to Australia, missing eight games during the conference season (at Stony Brook, at Hartford, UMBC, at Vermont, at Maine, UNH, UMass Lowell and at Binghamton)
  • Reached the 1,000-point mark on Feb. 13 in return to team against NJIT
  • Reggie Lewis America East Championship Most Outstanding Player for second-straight year after hitting the game-winning three-pointer against Stony Brook to win the league title
  • Recorded 22 games of double-digit scoring, including a season-best 21 points against UNH in the America East semifinals to take a 60-58 win and advance
  • Finished the season averaging 13.7 points per game
  • Game-winner against Stony Brook selected SportsCenter top play for the month of March and the third week of March
  • Wrote prominent New York Post piece on return to team prior to NCAA Tournament appearance against Oklahoma
  • Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame Love of the Game award recipient
  • Coaches vs. Cancer Inspiration Award honoree
  • Selected to the America East All-Championship Team
  • Earned America East All-Conference Second Team and All-Academic accolades for the second straight season
  • Named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team for second-consecutive season
  • Selected to the NABC Honors Court for the second straight year
  • Recipient of the 2015 SUNY Chancellor's award
  • Delivered 2015 UAlbany undergraduate commencement student address
  • Winner of the Rowley Award, an annual journalism recognition at UAlbany selected by University faculty based on one piece of writing

Coach Brown on Hooley: "Peter is one of the best players in the America East Conference, and as good as you will find on the perimeter. Similar to Sam [Rowley], we need Peter to grow as a captain and become more of a vocal leader."

2013-14:

  • Garnered 2013-14 NABC Honors Court recognition
  • Named the America East Men's Basketball Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Earned America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors after averaging 23.7 points per game, a three-point shooting percentage of 52.2% and a field goal percentage of 48.9%
  • Became the first sophomore to earn MOP honors since 1999
  • Captured a spot on the America East All-Tournament Team
  • Named to the All-Conference Second Team and All-Academic Team
  • Scored a career-high 30 points in the America East Quarterfinals against UMBC on March 8. He became the first player in three years to score 30 points in a league tournament game
  • Scored 22 in the first half in the America East Semifinals against No. 1 seed Vermont, the most for any Great Dane in one half since Jason Siggers scored 22 at Vermont on Jan. 13, 2007.
  • Named to the Capital One NCAA Division I Academic All-District I First Team on Jan. 30
  • Went a career-best 12-for-12 from the free throw line at Maine (1/18) after sitting out the previous game with an injury
  • Notched a new career high in points with 27 against UMBC (1/8), tied his career high in made field goals with eight
  • Made a career-high six threes on his way to 25 points against Hartford (1/4).
  • Named the America East Player of the Week on Dec. 2 after setting a new career high in points against Rider (24), and going 5-for-7 from 3-point land. He also went 6-for-6 from the line against the Broncs
  • Made a then career-high eight field goals at Duquesne on his way to 21 points
  • Went a then career-best 11-for-11 from the free throw line against Bucknell..It was the second time in 2013-14 he was perfect from the charity stripe with 10 or more attempts...Also went 10-for-10 from the line in the season opener against Siena (11/8/13)
  • Scored 20 points or more in three consecutive games against Duquesne (21), Bucknell (21) and Rider (24)
  • Scored 10 points or more in five-straight games from Nov. 20 against Duquesne to Dec. 4 at Holy Cross. 

2012-13:

  • Named to America East All-Rookie team (3/8)
  • Dished a career-high seven assists against Binghamton (2/2)
  • Recorded first career double-double with career-highs in points (18) and rebounds (12) at Hartford (1/19)
  • Shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line against UMBC (1/02)
  • Grabbed a then career-high five rebounds against Brown (12/31)
  • Tied his career high with three steals against Quinnipiac (12/21)
  • Hit 7-of-8 free-throws against S.C. State (12/12)
  • Shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line for third time this season at Colgate (12/08)
  • Tied his career high with three steals against St. Francis (12/05)
  • Shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line for second time this season and tied then career-high with four rebounds at Siena (12/01)
  • Matched his career high with five assists against Wagner (11/26)
  • Shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line at S.C. State (11/20)

2011-12:

Medical Redshirt his freshman season and did not lose a year of eligibility

  • Missed the rest of the 2011-12 season w/ a stress fracture on his right foot
  • Can play both guard positions and could possibly work at small forward
  • Appeared in three games
  • Four points and three steals vs. Brown (11/14)
  • Team-high 29 points in 97-85 win over Ottawa
  • Twelve points and five assists in a 91-81 decision against Carleton 

High School: Vice-captain for South Australia Under-20 Team that won bronze medal at the 2011 Australian National Championships ... third-leading scorer in tournament play with a 19.4 average ... captained Concordia College to the 2009 state championship ... averaged 26.8 points, 5.6 assists and 5.2 rebounds as team won Open A Knockout High School state title ... 2009 Open A School MVP and Country A Grade's top scorer at 35.3 points per game ... toured United States with South Australia Country Team ... member of Under-19 Australian Emus Team that will represent country at 2011 World Championships in Latvia ... won silver medal at the 2010 South Australian Championship ... led Norwood Flames to consecutive State League championships ... Norwood Flames Under-18 Division I MVP ... South Australian Sports Institute graduate ...

Personal: Double major in journalism and psychology ... born 2-5-92 ... given name is Peter Jeffrey Hooley ... parents are Jeff and Susan Hooley ... has a twin sister, Emma ... Venetia and Xena are his other sisters.

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2011-12   3-0  24  8.0  .222  .000  .000  0.3  1.3 
2012-13   33-11  858  26.0  81  194  .418  25  71  .352  76  93  .817  20  91  111  3.4  43  102  70  25  263  8.0 
2013-14   33-32  1157  35.1  143  359  .398  71  183  .388  155  182  .852  10  79  89  2.7  51  87  67  27  512  15.5 
2014-15   24-16  781  32.5  108  252  .429  45  132  .341  68  90  .756  12  60  72  3.0  26  56  44  13  329  13.7 
TOTAL  93-59  2820  30.3  334  814  .410  141  391  .361  299  365  .819  42  231  273  2.9  120  246  183  68  1108  11.9 

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [ranking Division I]:
Points: 30 [t-10th], UMBC -- 03/08/14 
Rebounds: 12, at HARTFORD -- 01/19/13 
Assists: 7, Binghamton Univ. -- 02/02/13 
Steals: 4, at Vermont -- 03/16/13 
Blocks: 2, at Vermont -- 03/16/13 
FG made: 12 [t-3rd], UMBC -- 03/08/14 
FG attempts: 18, vs Oklahoma -- 3/20/15 
3FG made: 6 [t-6th], Hartford -- 1/4/14 ; UMass Lowell -- 2/5/14 
3FG attempts: 10, 4 times
FT made: 12 [t-4th], at Maine -- 1/18/14 
FT attempts: 15 [t-4th], Vermont -- 03/09/14 

 

Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Adelaide, Australia
High School: Concordia College
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