Noruwa Agho Named All-Metropolitan Area for Second Consecutive Season
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

NEW YORK – Columbia junior Noruwa Agho was named to the All-Metropolitan Area third team, it was announced today by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.

It is the second consecutive year that Agho is an All-Met honoree, after he made the third team in 2010 as a sophomore.  It is the fifth straight season that a Columbian has made the All-Met team, which honors the best Division I players in the New York metropolitan area.  Jason Miller (2009) and John Baumann (2007, 2008) were the previous Lions to gain those accolades.

During the 2010-11 season, Agho took his game to another level in helping lift Columbia to a 15-13 record.  The Ivy League's leading scorer at 16.8 points per game, Agho's 470 points during the 2010-11 season were the most by a Lion in 10 years.

A first team All-Ivy League honoree and a second team All-District selection, Agho was the only Ivy League player to finish in the top ten in scoring (1st, 16.8 per game), rebounding (10th, 4.9 per game) and assists (5th, 4.3 per game). 

He finished second on the team in rebounding, steals, blocked shots and three-point field goals. In just three seasons, Agho is already one of five Columbia players in history to amass more than 1,100 points, 300 rebounds and 200 assists during his career.

Charles Jenkins of Hofstra was the winner of the 78th Haggerty Award as the 2010-11 All-Met Division I men’s college basketball player of the year.  Jenkins won for the third consecutive season, becoming only the third player in the history of the award to win it three times. The others were Columbia's Jim McMillian (1968-69-70) and Chris Mullin of St. John’s (1983-84-85).