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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 4, 2009
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Junior forward Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) and senior point guard Artie Cutrone (Garden City, N.Y.) each made the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team Wednesday after helping the Mules finish in the top four in the league this season.
Choice made the first team after earning second team honors last year, while Cutrone was selected to the second team by a vote of the league’s coaches.
Choice was sixth in the conference in scoring (15.7), seventh in free throw percentage (.800, 84-for-105), and 11th in rebounding (5.6). He led the Mules in scoring, free throw percentage, blocked shots, and minutes played (32.9 average). Choice heads into this senior year next season with 1,077 points and 486 rebounds in his career.
Cutrone was sixth in the conference in assists (4.04 per game), eighth in steals (1.33), and 13th in points (12.7). Cutrone’s big game this season was 32 points, including a 19-for-24 effort from the foul line, in a victory over Amherst College. He broke a Colby record from 1956 for free throws attempted in one half (18). Cutrone finished his career at Colby with 802 points and 227 assists.
2008-09 NESCAC Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team
Player of the Year: Ben Rudin, Middlebury; Rookie of the Year: Demetrius Porter, Connecticut College; Defensive Player of the Year: Tim Edwards, Middlebury; Coach of the Year: Jeff Brown, Middlebury
First team: Ben Rudin, Middlebury; Kevin Snyder, Williams; Brian Baskauskas, Amherst; Adam Choice, Colby; Blake Schultz, Williams
Second team: Chris Wilson, Bates; Artie Cutrone, Colby; Paul Rowe, Trinity; Kyle Jackson, Bowdoin; Jon Pierce, Tufts