20 Jason Westrol
20 Jason Westrol
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Year: Sr
Hometown: Brielle, N.J.
High School: Manasquan
Position: G

The Player

A six-foot-three senior guard who has established himself as one of the nation’s top players ... three-year starter on teams that have achieved a record of 92-9 ... 2009 NABC Division II All America as well as first-team NABC Northeast Region and first-team All Northeast-10 ... as a junior, finished the season ranked among the NE-10 leaders in a half-dozen categories ... big powerful attacking guard who can impact a game in a variety of ways ... tough, competitive and smart ... very strong and highly skilled with ball ... too powerful for most guards to match up with ... excellent open floor player who can break out with speed and make quality decisions on the fly ... especially effective off steals ( 174 career) and defensive rebounds (422 career) ... scores in a variety of ways ... strong ambidextrous finisher who has shot .564 inside the arc for his career ... draws fouls (326 career FTA) and makes free throws (.745 career) ... tough match-up for most guards as he can break you down off the dribble or in the post ... also a good perimeter shooter both behind the arc (.380 last year) and pulling up from mid-range ... quality passer with either hand and gifted rebounder ... tough ball defender who’s difficult to get by ... plays hard and never backs down ... excellent court I.Q., instincts and work ethic ... highly committed and motivated ... quiet killer who makes big plays at both ends of floor ... late clock play maker ... consistent day in and day out ... leader.

 

2009-10 Season

NABC Division II National Player of the Year ... Division II Bulletin Player of the Year ... Bentley’s Outstanding Male Senior Athlete ... NABC Division II All-America for second straight season ... also received first-team All-America honors from Basketball Times, Division II Bulletin and Daktronics ... finished career number two in school history with 2,068 points ... averaged 21.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.3 steals ... in NCAAs, averaged 22.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals ... averaged 25.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and two steals in the Regional, a performance that earned him Most Outstanding Player honors ... produced 23 points, five assists, five rebounds and two steals in the opening round of the Elite Eight against Augusta State, and in the process, broke the Bentley single season scoring record ... finished season just four points shy of 700 ... 254 field goals was also a Bentley record ... in the regional final against Philadelphia, scored a career-best 33 points, including a school-record 26 in the second half (tying a mark that has stood since 1970), and became Bentley’s second 2,000-point scorer ... reached the milestone with a three-pointer four minutes into the game ... his 1,500th was scored at Stonehill, on Dec. 8 ... Northeast-10 Player of the Year and repeat first-team All-Northeast-10 selection ... Daktronics Division II East Region Player of the Year ... first-team NABC Division II and Daktronics All-East Region for second straight year ... was number two in the NE-10 in scoring, behind Laurence Ekperigin (Le Moyne) ...  scoring average is the best by a Bentley player since Bill Holden averaged 21.5  in 1989-90 ... averaged 24.5 points in the last 10 games ... first Bentley player to lead team in scoring three straight years since Ray Andersen from 1969-71 ... nominated for Bob Cousy award ... had four 30-point games and 20 with at least 20 points, including nine straight from Feb. 13-Mar. 24 ... kicked off his final season with 26 points, three assists and two rebounds against Post ...  28 points against Saint Anselm Nov. 24 tied his career-high ... just missed a triple-double against UMass-Lowell Dec. 2, with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists ... 26 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds Dec. 18 at Franklin Pierce ... 30 points vs. Southern Connecticut Jan. 9 was a career-high and included 23 in the first half ... 20+ points 20 times, including his last nine games ... matched his career-high with 30 points at Southern New Hampshire Feb. 13 and again a week later against Franklin Pierce ... against SNHU, scored 11 points during a 12-2 run over the final five minutes of regulation to force OT ... had his fourth career game-winner Jan. 6 vs. New Haven ... concluded career as Bentley’s all-time leader in career field goals (780), field goals attempted (1553), games played (134), games started (130) and minutes (3981) ... in addition to points, also ranks second in school history in career steals with 250  ... helped Bentley to a remarkable 118-16 record during his career ... started last 130 consecutive games of his career, a school record ... made 100th career start Nov. 21 at Holy Family, becoming 10th player in program history to achieve that feat  ... NE-10 Player of the Week Dec. 21 and Feb. 1 ... also made 10 appearances on the conference’s Weekly Honor Roll ... in the NE-10 stats, was also second in steals, eighth in assists and 13th in assist-turnover ratio ... nationally, ranked 19th in Division II in scoring and 21st in steals.

 

 

2008-09 Season

Was the Falcons’ leading scorer for the second straight year while earning All-America honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Basketball Times (third team) and Division II Bulletin (fourth team) ... also named first-team All-Northeast-10, NABC All-East Region, and Daktronics All-East Region, and was an ECAC Division II All-Star ... became Bentley’s 45th 1,000-point scorer Jan. 3 and finished junior year with 1,372 points, good for 19th place on the program’s all-time list ... also ranks second in career steals with 174 ... finished season with a streak of 97 consecutive games started, a stretch in which Bentley is 88-9 ... in addition to scoring, led Bentley in field goals (229), free throws made and attempted (107-146), defensive rebounds (146), assists (133) and steals (63) ... averaged 18.3 points (highest by a Bentley player since J.D. Asselta in the mid-90s), 5.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.9 steals ... became only fourth Falcon to score at least 600 points in a season, joining Billy Holden, Jim Ferrer and Tim Forbes ... ranked fourth in the Northeast-10 in scoring and was also fourth in steals, seventh in assists, eighth in field goal percentage, 10th in assist-turnover ratio, 13th in three-point percentage and 13th in defensive rebounds ... averaged 24.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in the NCAA tournament ... hit game-winning three-pointer in the second OT Mar. 15 vs. Merrimack in the NCAA regional semis ... that was at least the third game-winner of his career ... finished season with career-best 28 points in regional championship loss to C.W. Post ... was one of two NE-10 players in top 10 in the conference in scoring, assists and steals, a distinction he shared with Merrimack’s Darren Duncan ... was named the Northeast-10 Player of the Week three times (Nov.11, Jan. 12 and Mar. 18), pushing his career total to five ... named the MVP of the Disney Group Learning Division after averaging 24.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in that tournament ... had two of the four highest scoring games of his career at Disney with 27 vs. Minnesota State Nov. 7 and 25 in the St. Martin’s game the next day ... finished the tournament with 22 points against Southern Indiana, including a buzzer-beating game-winning lay-up off an inbound play with 0.9 seconds left ... had 14 20-point games and two double-doubles (19 points, 10 rebounds vs. Merrimack Jan. 6 and 17 points, 13 rebounds vs. Pace Feb. 21) ... second player in school history to have two seasons with 500 points, 100 rebounds and 100 assists ... career 56 percent shooter from inside the three-point line.

 

 

2007-08 Season

Led Falcons in scoring (15.1), rebounds (6.4 rpg), defensive boards (177), free throws made and attempted (101-129), steals (75, 2nd most in school history) and field goal percentage (.524) ... was also second in assists (102) ... was selected to the All-Northeast-10 second team, the All-ECAC Division II first team ... chosen second team Division II All-Northeast Region by both Daktronics and the NABC ... averaged 17.3 points in eight postseason games and 16.4 ppg in 19 home games ... had 29 games with 10+ points and 8 with at least 20 ... scored 20 or more six times from Feb. 19-Mar. 26, with his 26 against North Alabama, in the Elite Eight, a career-best ... made at least half his shots in 22 games ... included was a sensational 10-of-11 performance at Saint Anselm on Jan. 16 ... before scoring 26 in the Elite Eight, had recorded four 23-point games, most recently on Mar. 8 against Assumption in the Northeast-10 final ... recorded five double-doubles ... in the NE-10, was tied for fourth in steals, ninth in scoring, 10th in field goal percentage and defensive rebounds, and 15th in rebounds ... was one of only two NE-10 players in top 15 in steals, rebounds and field goal percentage ... had a pair of last minute steals and lay-ups, one at Bloomfield for a victory and another against Le Moyne to force OT ... made 11 of 11 free throws against Assumption Mar. 8 ... Northeast-10 Player of the Week twice (Jan. 28, Mar. 10) and NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll 11 times ... earned All-Tournament honors at NCAA Regional.

 

 

2006-07 Season

Was named to the Northeast-10 All-Freshman team after averaging 7.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals ... moved into the starting lineup in the season’s fifth game and never left ... in 29 starts, averaged 8.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 assists ... shot 51 percent from the floor overall and made 58.5 percent of his two-point attempts ... scored in doubles 12 times, with a pair of 16-point games: Dec. 21 vs. New Haven and Mar. 1 against Bryant ... came within a rebound of a double-double at St. Michael’s Feb. 6 ... from Dec. 11-Jan. 6, shot .735 (25-34) from the floor over a five-game stretch ... had 11 points and five steals against Southern Connecticut Jan. 3 ... was the only guard amongst the NE-10 field goal percentage leaders most of the season ... in conference games, was 14th in field goal percentage (.511) ... shot 57 percent from the field in home games ... named the NE-10 Freshman of the Week three times (Feb. 12, Mar. 5, 14).

 

 

Before Bentley

2006 graduate of Manasquan High School, where he was a four-year letterwinner ... as a senior, participated in the Shore Conference and New Jersey State North/South all-star games ... team captain as a senior, when he averaged 19.8 points, 5.5 assists and three steals ... led Manasquan to a 22-5 record and a berth in the N.J. Group II Central State championship game ... in quarterfinals of state tournament, hit the game-winner with :03 seconds left and finished with 34 points and 10 assists in a triple overtime win ... honors included second-team All-State Group II, first-team All-Shore Conference and first-team All-Monmouth County ... received scholar athlete award from N.J. State Intercollegiate Athletic Association ... as a junior, averaged 15.4 points for a 24-7 team, and earned first-team All-Monmouth County and second-team All-Shore Conference honors ... helped Manasquan to Group II state title as a sophomore ... played eight years with the Central Jersey Hawks AAU team.

 

 

Personal

Is majoring in finance ... age as of Nov. 15: 21 ... son of Randy and Mary Beth Westrol ... sister Heather (22) played basketball at Fordham ... maintained first honor roll throughout all four years at Manasquan HS ... awarded the Gold Key to the school for academics, leadership and contributions to the school ... involved in the Bentley SAAC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009-10 Statistics

 

2008-09 Statistics

 

Career Statistics