Suarez named All Sun Conference

Ricky Suarez soars to the rim for two.   Suarez was named All Sun Conference for the 3rd straight season.
Ricky Suarez soars to the rim for two. Suarez was named All Sun Conference for the 3rd straight season.

Sr. Ricardo Suarez was named Second Team All Sun Conference at the annual Sun Conference awards banquet held at Florida Memorial University.  

Suarez averaged 13ppg, 8.5rpg and 3apg as a senior.   He helped lead the Wildcats to a #5 seed in the conference tournament.   JWU defeated three ranked opponents this season including a sweep of #1 seed Florida Memorial as well as defeating #5 NAIA team in the country Warner University.   Suarez was named 2nd Team All Conference as a sophomore and 1st Team All Conference in his junior season by the conference coaches.  

"Ricky came to JWU as an under the radar recruit however he had a great desire and passion to take his game to another level and was willing to work at his game to improve.   He did that and made our program better.   He is the only JWU Wildcat to be named All Sun Conference three times.   That is an amazing achievement" said Coach David Graham.  "He helped change the culture of our basketball program into one that could take on the best programs in our conference and defeat them.   That was shown in our ability to take down thirteen ranked opponents over the last three years".

Suarez finished his career at JWU with 1419 points, 803 rebounds, 232 assists and 170 steals.   He shot 54% from the field and 75% from the free throw line.