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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 17, 2010
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby's Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) will be one of 20 players from across the country to play in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III Senior All-Star Game on Saturday at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va., at 10:30 a.m.
Choice also was named Wednesday to the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region First Team.
This first-ever NABC senior game replaces the consolation game of the NCAA Division III Final Four. Two players from each of the eight regions in Division III were selected to play. The remaining four players will be selected from the two semifinal teams which do not reach the national championship game.
Choice was named to the All-Northeast Region Team for the second straight year, earning third team honors a year ago. He has already been selected as the Maine State Division III Player of the Year for the third time in a row and was on the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First Team All-Conference squad.
Choice finished his career ranked eighth all-time in scoring for Colby with 1,534 points. He also had 654 rebounds, 185 assists, 134 steals, and 95 blocked shots during his four years.
In the latest NESCAC statistics, Choice ranks tied for second in scoring (18.3), eighth in assists (3.4), ninth in blocked shots (1.04), tied for ninth in steals (1.16), and 10th in rebounding (6.7). He is the only NESCAC men's basketball player since the 2002-03 season to finish the regular season in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, and blocked shots.
National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)
Division III Senior All-Star Game
East All-Star Team: Corey McAdam, Nazareth; Josh Sharlow, St. Lawrence; Darnell Braswell, DeSales; Richard Jean-Baptiste, Brooklyn; Adam Choice, Colby; Terrell Hollins, Brandeis; Abdoulaye Ouedraogo, William Paterson; Kevin Misevicius, Cabrini; Tim Lawrence, Randolph-Macon; Tyler Sanborn, Guilford; Evan Sweeney, UW-Stevens Point; Joe Geoghegan, Williams.
West All-Star Team: Kola Alade, Austin; John Hoch, Carroll; Sean Wallis, Washington U.; Stephen Fields, Virginia Wesleyan; Dustin E. Mitchell, UW-Whitewater; Kyle Meyer, Ohio Northern; Nate Montgomery, Whitworth; John Mantel, Calvin; Clay Henson, Guilford; Michael Strickland, Randolph-Macon; Matt Moses, UW-Stevens Point; Blake Schultz, Williams
NOTE: Randolph-Macon, Guilford, Williams, UW-Stevens Points players selected depending on Friday night's NCAA Final Four results
D3hoops.com All-Region Teams
Player of the Year: Blake Schultz, Williams; Mike Maker, Williams; Rookie of the Year: Mitchell Kates, MIT
First Team: James Wang, Williams, sophomore guard; Aaron Trigg, Gordon, senior guard; Blake Schultz, Williams, senior forward; Adam Choice, Colby, senior forward; Noel Hollingsworth, MIT, sophomore center
Second Team: DaQuan Brooks, Western Connecticut, sophomore guard; Jeffrey Robinson, WPI, junior guard; Nicholas Motta, Bridgewater State, junior forward; Terrell Hollins, Brandeis, senior forward; Mark Phillips, Bowdoin, senior center
Third Team: Tim Edwards, Middlebury, senior guard; Jeremy Shannon, Emerson, senior guard; Derek D'Amours, Keene State, sophomore forward; Jon Pierce, Tufts, senior forward; Mark Alexander, Clark, senior forward