Junior's 10th-career conference honor follows 23.5 ppg average and SJU 3-point record.
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On Hardy: A complete basketball player with great attention to detail on both ends of the floor ... a proficient and deadly long-range shooter ... can also score off the catch and loves to take the ball to the rim and score off the dribble ... an intense defender with the ability to get into passing lanes ... built a reputation and following as an amazing streetball player in Harlem's summer leagues ... a heady, intelligent contributor on offense and defense ... a proven impact-performer for the Red Storm.
Steve Lavin On Hardy: "Dwight is as pure a shooter as I have ever coached, and additionally, he has the ability to create off the bounce. He is poised to have a breakout season for us. We expect Dwight to have an aggressive mind-set on every catch at the offensive end of the floor, because he can flat-out fill it up."
As a Junior in 2009-10: Played in 29-of-33 games on the season, including 17 BIG EAST contests, as the first guard off the bench ... drew a pair of starts in the first half of the season ... missed the last four games with a sprained knee that fully recovered shortly after the season ... averaged 10.5 points per game, ranking second on the team and first among reserves ... actually played starter's minutes, as his 22.2 per game average was fifth on the squad ... tied for first with D.J. Kennedy among Red Storm sharpshooters, hitting at a .383 clip from 3-point range (54-of-141) ... 54 made shots from long distance paced the squad, while 1.9 made 3-pointers per game ranked 15th among all BIG EAST players ... 9.6 ppg scoring average during league play ranked second on the team ... led the Red Storm with 28 made 3-pointers in conference contests, and ranked third on the team in 3-point percentage during league play at .354 (28-for-79) behind Paris Horne and Kennedy ... posted a .703 free throw percentage during league play (26-of-37) to rank fourth on the squad ... posted 17 double-figure scoring games to rank second on the squad ... registered 22 games with at least one shot made from long range, 15 games with multiple 3-pointers made, and eight games with three or more 3s made ... connected from long-distance for 11-straight games and more than a month, from Dec. 20 to Jan. 28 ... also had an eight-game streak earlier in the season, from Nov. 13 to Dec. 9 ... went 7-for-8 from the free throw line against Pitt (Feb. 27) and finished with 15 points ... added 12 points against Marquette at Carnesecca Arena (Feb. 24) ... knocked down a career-high tying five 3-pointers in a 69-68 road victory over Notre Dame (Feb. 14) ... scored 12 points on the road at Pitt (Jan. 28) ... put in a 7-for-15 field goal effort that included a 5-for-9 performance from long range to total 19 points against Villanova at Madison Square Garden (Jan. 23) ... went 5-for-11 from the floor to finish with 12 points and four rebounds at Connecticut (Jan. 20) ... made a pair of steals in the final minute and sank two pairs of game-tying and game-winning free throws to down Cincinnati at The Garden (Jan. 13) ... finished with 19 points, going 3-for-5 from 3-point range and 6-for-6 from the free throw line against the Bearcats ... registered 12 points while shooting 5-for-10 from the field at Louisville (Jan. 9) ... notched 14 points on the road against Georgetown, hitting four 3-pointers (Dec. 31) ... scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers against Bryant (Dec. 23) ... earned a spot on the MSG Holiday Festival All-Tournament team with a 19-point performance against Cornell (Dec. 21) that included five 3-pointers and a career-best 7-for-12 effort from the field ... drained three 3-pointers to record 17 points and added four rebounds against Hofstra (Dec. 20) ... paced the squad with 12 points against Georgia (Dec. 9) ... grabbed four rebounds and scored seven points at Duke (Dec. 5) ... drilled a pair of 3-pointers and totaled 11 points in a win over Temple in the Philly Hoop Group Classic (Nov. 28) ... second on the team with 13 points against Siena in the Philly Classic (Nov. 27) ... led the team with 16 points, hitting four 3-pointers in six attempts against Brown (Nov. 20) ... scored in double-figures with 14 points in his Division I debut, hitting a pair of 3-pointers in the season-opening win over LIU (Nov. 13) ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic team.
At Indian Hills: Led Indian Hills to an incredible 58-13 record over the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons ... started a combined 70 career games and scored 1,163 points in two years ... a NJCAA All-Region 11 first team selection in 2007-08 as a freshman and 2008-09 as a sophomore ... finished his career as the school's single-season and career leader in 3-point field goals and 3-point attempts ... connected on a record 102 long-distance shots as a freshman in 2007-08, totaling 173 3-pointers in two seasons ... a NJCAA all-tournament selection in 2008 after scoring at a 30.3 ppg clip across four games.
Before St. John's: Graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx in 2006 after averaging an impressive 39.0 ppg with 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists as a senior under coach Johnny Mathis ... prepped for a year at the Patterson School in 2006-07, playing for coach Chris Chaney before enrolling at Indian Hills.
Personal: Dwight J. Hardy ... born in Bronx, N.Y. ... son of Stephanie Hardy and Dwight Cannon ... has one brother, Daquan (19) and one sister, Dominique (18) ... chose to attend St. John's because it is in the BIG EAST and because it's close to his home ... majoring in sport management.
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