EDISON, NJ – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has announced Saint Peter's University's institutional honorees to be inducted in the MAAC Honor Roll, in which honorees will be enshrined in "The MAAC Experience" exhibit at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 16.
Each member institution of the MAAC honors one male and one female from its basketball "family" as part of the 2017 induction class. A dinner event will be on Saturday, September 16 at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Court of Dreams to recognize the Honor Roll inductees.
Each honoree will be profiled in the game program for the 2018 MAAC Basketball Championships, and will also be featured in a video display at "The MAAC Experience."
Keydren Clark (2002-2006) Saint Peter's University
Keydren Clark graduated from Saint Peter's as one of the most decorated players in program history. Clark is the all-time scoring leader for the Peacocks, the state of New Jersey, and second on the MAAC all-time scoring charts after compiling 3,058 career points. He left college ranked sixth on the NCAA Division I scoring list and is one of just eight players all-time to surpass the 3,000-point scoring plateau.
Clark led the MAAC in scoring all four seasons and was a two-time NCAA Division I scoring champion in 2004 and 2005 after averaging 26.7 and 25.8 points per game respectively. In 2002-03 as a freshman, he averaged 24.9 points, which led all freshmen in the country in addition to the MAAC. Over his four years, Clark connected on 435 three-point field goals, making him the NCAA all-time leader in the category at the time (currently third on the list).
Clark was named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and Collegehoops.net Honorable Mention All-American in 2006. He was named to the 2006 All-MAAC Tournament team and he was the third player in Saint Peter's history to reach the 500-assist mark. The 2006 MAAC Pepsi Player of the Year, Clark was named to the All-MAAC First Team three times, to the NABC District 3 Second Team four times and the MAAC Rookie of the Year. He was the 2005 Haggerty Award Winner (Best Division I Basketball Player in Metropolitan NY) and a Mid-Major All-American (One of 21 selected by College Insider.com). Clark was a member of the 2011 Saint Peter's University Athletics Hall of Fame class and he is currently playing professionally in Greece.
Patty (Marchese) Gentile (1995-1999) Saint Peter's University
Patty (Marchese) Gentile ranks in the top-10 in 10 career statistical categories for Saint Peter's all-time, including eighth in scoring (1272 points), seventh in scoring avg. (13.7 points per game), sixth in field goals made (497), eighth in field goals attempted (1113), ninth in three-point field goals made (59), 10th in three-point field goals attempted (175), ninth in three-point scoring percentage (33.7%), ninth in free-throw percentage (74.2%), 10th in assists average (3.1 per game), and eighth in steals average (1.8 per game).
Marchese led the Peacocks to two MAAC tournament championships in 1997 and 1999, and two MAAC regular season titles during the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons. She was named to the All-MAAC First team in 1996-97, was a two-time member of the All-MAAC Second teams in 1997-98 and 1998-99, and she was selected to the All-MAAC Tournament team in 1999 after winning her second MAAC championship. During her breakout sophomore season in 1996-97 she also earned spots on the All-Met First team and All-New Jersey First team. In addition to her accolades on the court, she made the MAAC All-Academic teams her junior and senior years. Marchese was selected to the Saint Peter's University Athletics Hall of Fame 1994.