Fresh off becoming American's top scorer in program history, Sa'eed Nelson has another title to add to his list of accolades: Patriot League Player of the Year. 

The senior was awarded the conference's top honor on Monday. Finishing the year second in the Patriot League in scoring (18.4 points per game) and assists (4.8), while being the third-best defender in the NCAA with 2.8 steals a contest, warranted the recognition. 

Behind Nelson, the Eagles earned the No. 2 seed in the Patriot League Tournament which tips off on Wednesday. Their seed, along with the 12 wins in conference play is their highest in five seasons. 

Nelson is the third AU player to be named Player of the Year, joining Patrick Docter (2002) and Derrick Mercer (2009). 

With the firepower of Nelson, the Eagles are hoping he can carry the team to a tournament title and make it back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014. 

 

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