Etherly, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound graduate student forward from Alexandria, Va., was a member of the 2011-12 All-MAAC First Team, who was ranked 11th in the MAAC in scoring last season, netting 13.7 points per game for the Greyhounds. He also finished in fourth place last season in the league in both rebounding, with 7.5 caroms an outing, and field goal percentage, connecting on 53 percent of his attempts from the field. For this efforts last season, Etherly was named to the All-District I Second Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Etherly was also named the 2012 MAAC Men's Basketball Championship Most Valuable Player after leading the Greyhounds to their first MAAC title in 18 years. Over the course of three games, he recorded 52 points, 17 rebounds, nine blocks, four assists and three steals while shooting 52 percent from the field and 78 percent from the free throw line. In Loyola's NCAA Second Round game against Ohio State, Etherly registered 19 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks while netting 50 percent of his shots from the floor and 87 percent from the charity stripe.