Colleges in Brooklyn, as well as players from the area, were well represented in the All-Met Division-III women’s basketball first and third teams, as the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association announced today.
Junior Kelly O’Donnell (Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Edmund Prep) of St. Joseph College and Chanel Jemmott of Brooklyn College earned All-team first honors, while Davida Warren of Old Westbury, who is from Kings County, garnered a third-team accolade.
O’Donnell has done it all as far as recognition and her play on the hardwood. An All-Met second-team selection last season, she becomes the first to receive first-team honors and is the only Bear to ever be honored by the MBWA. She is also the first to earn a D3hoops.com All-Region honor, also a first-team selection this year.
The 5-foot-10 guard lit up the scoreboard this season, scoring 609 points, good for fifth in Women’s Division III basketball.
Additionally, O’Donnell drained her 1,000th and 1,500th career points. The top career scorer among all juniors, she will enter her senior season with 1,555 points and 766 rebounds.
Jemmott adds to a long list of postseason awards this year including WBCA Honorable Mention All-American, All-ECAC Third team, D3Hoops.com All-Atlantic Second Team, and CUNYAC Player of the Year.
Jemmott, a Leon M. Goldstein alum, averaged a near double-double (15.5 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game) for the season while helping to lead the Bulldogs to their second conference championship and the second trip to the NCAA Tournament in three years.
Plus, Jemmott paced the CUNYAC in field goal shooting percentage (50.1%), led the Bulldogs in blocked shots (1.6 bpg) and finished third on the team in steals (1.6 spg).
Becoming the program’s seventh 1,000-point scorer on January 15, 2020, Jemmott currently ranks third on the all-time scoring list with 1,155 total points in three seasons with the Bulldogs.
A six-foot senior center, Warren started in all 26 games and averaged career highs in points (16.5), rebounds (15.2), steals (1.5) and blocks (1.5) per tilt while shooting 46.7 percent from the field (171-of-366).
Old Westbury’s team captain led the nation in rebounds, rebounds per game and offensive rebounds per contest. Warren also scored her 1,000th-career point against Purchase College (Feb. 1), to become the seventh Panther in 11 seasons to achieve that accomplishment.
For the second-straight year, Warren led the Skyline Conference in offensive rebounds per game (8.5) and in total offensive rebounds (220). The Adams Street Academy (Brooklyn) grad also paced the league in rebounds (395), rebounds per game and field goal percentage.
— Jerry Del Priore