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Manny Camper

School

Siena College

Position
Guard
Major
Business

Classroom

Manny Camper holds a 3.18 cumulative GPA, and held a 3.52 mark during the Spring 2020 term, which earned him a spot on Siena’s Dean’s List.

He was named Siena’s Leo Dufort Male Student Athlete of the Month for December 2018 and was honored as the MAAC’s Male Student Athlete of the Week on January 24, 2019.

Character

A two-time team captain, Camper is highly regarded among his peers as a leader both on his team and among Siena’s student athlete population.

He is a founding member of Siena’s Education, Diversity, Inclusion, and Togetherness (E.D.I.T.) Committee, which seeks to engage in healthy conversation to bring about awareness and create meaningful change through social justice initiatives. Camper was one of just four Siena student athletes to receive the Siena Strength & Conditioning “Iron Saint Award” during the 2019-20 season, for putting in hard word, creating a positive atmosphere, and leading by example in the weight room.

“Manny Camper is the true definition of student-athlete. He is a leader on and off the court, not just with his words, but with his actions. He is a tireless worker on both his studies and his game, and we are thankful to coach him every day.” - Siena Head Coach Carmen Maciariello

Community

Camper has been active in both the Siena community as a member of the men’s basketball team, and in his home community of Chestertown, Maryland. Siena Men’s Basketball has made annual trips to local elementary schools as part of National Grid’s “Hoops for the Stars” Initiative, served meals to sick children and their families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Albany, held several clinics at local Boys and Girls Clubs, and hosted several charity events, such as an autism awareness game and a food drive for benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.

Along with participating in all team-sanctioned community service events, Camper has been active when in his hometown as well. He returned to his elementary school to speak to 80 children about his path to success and never giving up, and helped his uncle distribute food to the local community during the COVID-19 Pandemic while working alongside the Social Action Committee for Racial Justice.

Competition

A unanimous Preseason First Team All-MAAC selection, Camper leads the MAAC in rebounding (10.5, 12th nationally), assists per-game (4.25), defensive rebounds per-game (7.67), double-doubles (5), and minutes per-game (37.4, fifth nationally) as of February 22, 2021. He also ranks third in offensive rebounds per-game (2.83), fifth in scoring (13.3) and sixth in assist-turnover ratio (1.42). Camper has put forth nine double-digit scoring and seven double-digit rebounding performances in 12 games played thus far. He was named the MAAC Player of the Week by both the conference and by College Sports Madness on January 11, 2021, following a week in which he led the Saints to three wins and averaged 13.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.3 steals.

Enjoying a breakout season during his junior year, Camper earned First Team All-MAAC honors and finishing the 2019-20 campaign as one of just 29 Division I players nationally to average a double-double, putting forth 13.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per-game. Camper ranked 16th nationally in defensive rebounding (7.53), 22nd in total rebounding, 26th in double-doubles (14), and 47th in minutes (36.1), while ranking second in the MAAC in offensive, defensive, and total rebounding, and 10th in field goal percentage. Camper scored in double figures 25 times during his junior year, including four 20-point performances.