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Gehret Named Defensive Player of the Year, Second Team All-AMCC; Harvin Voted to Third Team All-Conference
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A pair of Penn State Altoona men's basketball seniors were honored on Tuesday when the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference released its 2012-2013 All-Conference Team.
Senior forward Matt Gehret (Altoona, PA/Altoona) was recognized as the AMCC's Defensive Player of the Year and also took Second Team All-Conference honors.
Senior guard Durant Harvin (Baltimore, MD/Franklin) made Third Team All-Conference status.
Gehret proved to be one of the top shot-blockers in all of NCAA Division III men's basketball. Through February 24, he ranked fourth in the country with 3.38 blocks per game. His 81 blocks this year led the AMCC and set a new single season record at Penn State Altoona. Gehret also set a new all-time school record, blocking 106 shots in two seasons with the Lions.
Gehret finished sixth in the AMCC in rebounds, averaging 7.5 per game. His 5.2 defensive rebounds per game ranked fifth in the conference.
Harvin posted strong numbers in several categories over the course of the season. His 11.1 points per game ranked third on the team and 19th in the AMCC. His mark of 3.3 assists per game led the Lions and was sixth-best in the conference, and his assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.1 was also sixth in the AMCC.
Harvin was also third on his team in rebounds, grabbing 89 boards this year. He led the squad in steals with 26. He logged the most minutes per game of any player in the AMCC and in Penn State Altoona men's basketball history, averaging a league-high 38.4 minutes on the court per game.
Penn State Altoona finished the year in seventh place in the AMCC, posting a 7-11 record in the conference and going 9-15 overall.
For the complete 2012-2013 AMCC Men's Basketball All-Conference Team, go to http://www.amcconf.org/mbballconf2013.htm .
Photo: Penn State Altoona senior forward Matt Gehret (left) was named the AMCC Defensive Player of the Year and took Second Team honors, while senior forward Durant Harvin (right) made Third Team All-AMCC.