Leads the Way"
Sean Axani, from Red Bank, NJ, is a
6-8, 235-pound senior forward is returning for his fifth year of
University , and forth season of play. Scarlet Knight
captain Sean Axani is a four-time member of the Dean's List, with a
double-major in Economics and Exercise Science & Sport Studies
[Sport Management option]. He reads the Wall Street Journal
daily, completed a summer internship at Morgan Stanley, trades stocks
on-line, and plans on pursuing a career in finance. "Whatever
Sean does in life, he's going to succeed. One of the things I
told him was, "What's better to someone interested in [sports]
management than to be a captain of a basketball team. He wants to
be a leader. And he knows he has a stake of ownership in this
team", states Coach Gary Waters.
described by Rutgers coaching staff as
" An an athletic, mobile post man with a
deft touch and excellent defensive and rebounding instincts. He can
also play center, in addition to power forward. He is especially
effective when Rutgers employs a pressing defense, which is where he
came up with many of his 25 steals. Axani’s value to the
line belie his statistics (4.2 ppg./3.8 rpg.), numbers he averaged
while playing 20.5 minutes per game.
An excellent post defender, he capped his season with a 12-point outing on 6-of-11 shooting at eventual national champion Syracuse, adding five rebounds, two blocks and one steal vs. the Orangemen. He keyed the win over Georgetown at the RAC with 11 points, a career-high five blocks and four rebounds while playing tremendous post defense on burly Hoya standout Mike Sweetney. Axani, who started 14 games, had a career-high 13-point outing vs. Virginia at the RAC when he also set a career high in field goals made (6) and tied his career high in field goals attempted (9)."