While the Ramapo Roadrunners men’s basketball season ended with a disappointing 86-78 loss to Morrisville State College in the NCAA tournament, Stephon Treadwell can look back on a dynamic season as his last at Ramapo College.
In the 2012-2013 season, Treadwell and the Roadrunners won a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) championship for the first time since 2007. Treadwell had an impressive season of his own that saw him register his 1,000th career point in a game against Richard Stockton College on Feb. 11.
On Monday, Treadwell and fellow Ramapo basketball seniors Elgin Brown and Will Sanborn were named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Metro Men’s Basketball All-Star teams.
“It was great,” Treadwell said of the season. “All of our hard work over the last four years really paid off.”
Treadwell began playing basketball in eighth grade on a club team called Something Special. He then attended Seton Hall Preparatory High School in West Orange, N.J., where he played basketball for veteran coach Bob Farrell.
Treadwell said he learned much at Seton Hall Prep from Farrell, who retired from coaching in March 2011 after 34 years and 777 wins as head coach at the school.
Treadwell graduated high school in 2009 and came to Ramapo College to play basketball and study business management.
After his first season at Ramapo under new coach Chuck McBreen, Treadwell earned a starting spot for the team.
“He does everything the right way,” said McBreen. “He understands that he is a student first and an athlete second. He plays hard in practice, and he plays hard in games.”
Treadwell has held a 3.0 GPA while studying at Ramapo.
In the 2012-2013 season Treadwell was second on the team in points with 391, behind Sanborn’s 421. Treadwell averaged 14 points per game and finished second on the team in rebounds (197) and third in blocks (16).
“It was an amazing year,” Treadwell said. “I want to thank the coaches, the team, the fans and the school for their support.”
After this semester Treadwell will graduate from Ramapo, and he hopes to travel oversees to play basketball in Europe. He said that he has connections to a league in Germany that could make his goal possible.
Though he believes that the team could have gone deeper into the NCAA tournament, Treadwell said that his best experience at Ramapo was “definitely winning the NJAC championship game.”