Pittsburgh-- Guard Karon Abraham (Paterson, N.J. / Harp Academy) of the Robert Morris University men's basketball team became the second Colonial in five years to earn a freshman honor from CollegeInsider.com, as he was named to the 2010 Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team.
Abraham joins former guard Jeremy Chappell (2005-09) to earn the accolade, who was named to the team in 2006.
On the 2009-10 campaign, Abraham was named the 2010 Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year after leading the Colonials in scoring (13.6 ppg), three-pointers (85) and free-throw percentage (.851).
Abraham rewrote the freshman record book at Robert Morris in 2009-10, establishing seven new freshman marks. As well as breaking freshman records for three-pointers and free-throw percentage, Abraham established new marks by a freshman for points (477), three-point field goal attempts (192), free throws (126), free-throw attempts (148) and double-figure scoring games (24).
In the 2010 NEC Tournament, Abraham took home MVP honors after averaging 17.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in three games while shooting 54.5 percent (18-for-33) from the field, including 50 percent (8-for-16) from beyond the arc. The Colonials became the first program to win back-to-back NEC Tournament championships since Rider in 1993 and 1994.
Abraham eclipsed 20 points six times in 2009-10, the second highest total by a Colonial freshman in school history. Only all-time leading scorer and former guard Myron Walker (1990-94) turned the trick more, with eight occasions in 1990-91.
A 2010 All-NEC Rookie Team selection, Abraham tied a career high with 23 points in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament in a near upset of No. 2 seed Villanova in Providence, R.I.
In a 73-70 overtime setback to the Wildcats, he converted seven of his 15 attempts from the floor, including a 5-for-11 performance from beyond the arc, and was 4-for-5 from the free-throw line while adding an assist and a steal.
In 2009-10, RMU finished with an overall record of 23-12 under third-year head coach Mike Rice, including a mark of 15-3 in the NEC. The Colonials earned a share of the 2010 NEC regular-season championship with Quinnipiac but garnered their second straight NEC Tournament title with a 52-50 win over the Bobcats at TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn., in the championship game.