BOSTON – University at Albany redshirt-freshman Cameron Healy has been named a finalist for the 2019 Kyle Macy Award. The award is presented annually to the top freshman in college basketball.
Healy, a guard from Sydney, Australia, was the Great Danes’ leading scorer this season, averaging 16.0 points per game, a total he improved to 16.9 points per game in America East play. He set a UAlbany freshman class record for total points in a single season, 512, surpassing the previous record of 509 points scored by Jamar Wilson in the 2003 season. Further, Healy set the all-time program records for three-pointers made, with 104, and three-pointers attempted, with 251.
Within the America East, Healy ranked sixth in scoring, third in 3FG%, and first in both made three-pointers and FT%. He was named to the 2019 America East All-Rookie Team and All-Conference Third Team.
Healy was one of 30 freshmen named as finalists for the 2019 award. Fellow America East freshman Sam Sessoms, who was named conference Rookie of the Year, also was a finalist.
The winner of the 2019 award will be announced on April 5 at the College Insider Awards Event in Minneapolis, where the 2019 Final Four is being held.