Aiken recognized for basketball, academics at Albany college

ALBANY - A standout in basketball several years ago in northern Warren County, North Warren 2008 graduate Peter Aiken is now receiving recognition for the sport in college.

Peter Aiken, son of Chris and Mary Kay Aiken of Pottersville, was named Player of the Week by the Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference.

Aiken is a sophomore at Albany College of Pharmacy.

Aiken recently led Albany Pharmacy to two key conference victories - wins that moved the team up the conference standings, according to conference officials.

Last week, Aiken, a forward, averaged 21.5 points and eight rebounds, while shooting an efficient 68 percent.

This isn't the first time the college has recognized him for his athletic prowess. In November, Aiken was named Rookie of the Week.

Aiken's outstanding work isn't limited to basketball. Aiken is on the Dean's List at Albany College of Pharmacy, currently maintaining a 3.2 grade-point average. He is seeking to be a Doctor of Pharmacy, which requires a six-year course of study.

At North Warren, Aiken was a key member of the basketball team that on 2007 fought its way to the Class D Sectional Finals.

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