Anderson named to 2014 AP Honorable Mention All-America Team
Moon Township, Pa. - March 31, 2014 -
Senior guard Karvel Anderson (Elkhart, Ind. / Glen Oaks Community College)
of the Robert Morris University
men's basketball team picked up another postseason honor Monday, as he was named to the 2014 Associated Press
Honorable Mention All-America Team.
Anderson, the 2014 Northeast Conference Player of the Year, was one of 39 student-athletes across Division I to garner the accolade. He is the third player in program history to earn Associated Press
Honorable Mention All-American honors, joining former Colonials Tom Underman (1981-85) and Tony Lee (2004-08). Underman garnered the honor in 1985, while Lee was bestowed the award in 2008.
Anderson put forth arguably the greatest offensive season in school history in 2013-14, establishing new RMU single-season school records for points (710), field goals made (248), field goals attempted (486), three-point field goals (119), three-point field goals attempted (257), three-point field goals made per game (3.31), double-figure scoring games (33), 20-point scoring games (19) and 30-point scoring games (4).
Just the third player from Robert Morris to pace the NEC in scoring, Anderson averaged 19.7 points per game in 2013-14 to lead the circuit. He joins former guards Myron Walker (1990-94) and Gene Nabors (1995-2000) to accomplish the feat, as Walker averaged 19.8 points per game as a sophomore in 1991-92 to lead the NEC, while Nabors averaged 19.1 points per game in 1999-2000 as a senior to pace the conference.
Anderson also became just the fourth player in league history in 2013-14 to shoot at least 50 percent from the field and 45 percent from beyond the arc, ranking fifth in the NEC in field goal percentage (.510) while leading the league in three-point field goal percentage (.463).
In his two seasons in an RMU uniform, Anderson scored 1,123 points in 69 career games, an average of 16.3 points per contest. He became just the third player in program history to score at least 1,000 points while playing just two years at Robert Morris, as well as the second Division I student-athlete. Nabors scored 1,029 points in two seasons with the Colonials from 1998 to 2000 after transferring from Louisiana State University (LSU), while former guard Don Mackey (1963-65) scored 1,034 in two seasons when Robert Morris played as a junior college.
In the RMU career record book, Anderson owns school records for three-point field goal percentage (.453) and three-point field goals made per game (2.91) while ranking 18th in school history in points and eighth in three-point field goals (201).
Led by fourth-year head coach Andrew Toole
, Robert Morris posted an overall record of 22-14 (.611) in 2013-14 and claimed its second straight NEC regular-season championship thanks to a 14-2 (.875) ledger against league foes. The Colonials advanced to the postseason for the sixth time in the last seven years, participating in the 2014 National Invitation Tournament (NIT). For the second straight year, the Colonials upset a No. 1 seed in the NIT, earning an 89-78 win at St. John's (3/18/14) behind a career-high 38 points from Anderson.