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Nichols, Cremo Named to 2017-18 America East Preseason All-Conference Team

UAlbany Sports Information   10-18-2017

ALBANY, N.Y. – Two UAlbany players, David Nichols and Joe Cremo, have been selected to the 2017-18 America East Preseason All-Conference Team, announced by the league on Wednesday.

This is Cremo’s second year in a row on the preseason all-conference team, while Nichols makes his first appearance.

UAlbany tied for the most amount of representatives on the seven-member preseason all-conference team with Vermont.

Nichols earned America East All-Conference First Team honors last season, being the first UAlbany sophomore to earn that distinction.  He finished fourth in the America East with 17.9 points per game, sixth with 1.2 steals per game and eighth with 3.2 assists per game, scoring in double digits in 33 contests.

Cremo was placed on the America East All-Conference Second Team last year, being ninth in the America East with 15.8 points per game and sixth with 3.8 assists per game.  He scored in double figures in 30 games, including four double doubles, and led the league with an 86.9% free throw rate.

The rest of the preseason all-conference team was filled out by Trae Bell-Haynes and Anthony Lamb of Vermont, Tanner Leissner of New Hampshire, Jairus Lyles of UMBC and Jahad Thomas of UMass Lowell.

UAlbany basketball single game tickets are now on sale for the 2017-18 season. To purchase, contact the UAlbany Ticket office at 518-442-DANE or visit  The season will open on Friday, November 10th at 7 p.m. against MAAC champion Iona.

2017-18 America East Preseason All-Conference Team

Joe Cremo, Albany

David Nichols, Albany

Trae Bell-Haynes, Vermont

Anthony Lamb, Vermont

Tanner Leissner, New Hampshire

Jairus Lyles, UMBC

Jahad Thomas, UMass Lowell

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