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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 18, 2010
WATERVILLE, Maine --- After weeks of earning honors for his play, Colby College men's basketball player Adam Choice (St. George's School/Newport, R.I.) earned the ultimate one on Friday after being named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2010 State Farm Coaches' Division III All-America Team on Friday.
Choice, a senior guard/forward, was one of 24 players in NCAA Division III selected to the three eight-man teams. He was named to the third team and is just one of three New England Division III players honored along with Blake Schultz of Williams College and Noel Hollingsworth of MIT. Choice also was named to the NABC Northeast Region First Team.
"A great honor for a superb player," Colby head coach Dick Whitmore said. "Adam has had a great team and individual career and this is the crowning achievement."
Choice has earned numerous honors since Colby ended the season with a 19-6 record. He 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 and to the ECAC Division III New England Third Team. 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).
National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)
2010 State Farm Coaches' Division III All-America Team
First Team: Tyler Sanborn, Guilford, senior center; Blake Schultz, Williams, senior guard/forward; Ian Franks, Wooster, junior guard; Dustin Mitchell, UW-Whitewater, senior forward/center; Marcel Esonwune, York, junior forward/center; Darnell Braswell, DeSales, senior guard; Corey McAdam, Nazareth, senior guard; Steve Djurickovic, junior guard
Second Team: Trey Drake, North Carolina Wesleyan, senior guard; Noel Hollingsworth, MIT, sophomore forward; Kyle Meyer, Ohio Northern, senior forward; Nate Montgomery, Whitworth, senior center; Abdoulaye Ouedraogo, William Paterson, senior forward; James McNally, Franklin & Marshall, junior forward; Josh Sharlow, St. Lawrence, senior guard; John Hoch, Carroll, senior guard
Third Team: Adam Choice, Colby, senior guard/forward; Greg Hernandez, Maryville, senior center; Michael McClary, Olivet, junior center; Tyler Nicolai, St. Thomas, junior guard; Richard Jean-Baptiste, Brooklyn, senior forward; Nick Brady, York, senior guard; Brian Beckford, Oneonta State, senior forward; Sean Wallis, Washington (Mo.) University, graduate guard
NABC Division III Northeast All-District Team
First Team: Blake Schultz, Williams (Region Player of the Year); Noel Hollingsworth, MIT; Adam Choice, Colby; Terrell Hollins, Brandeis; Aaron Trigg, Gordon; DaQuan Brooks, Western Connecticut State
Second Team: James Wang, Williams; Brandon Stephens, UMass-Dartmouth; Nicholas Motta, Bridgewater State; Raymond Askew, Albertus Magnus; Juan Maldonado, Elms