For Adam Choice ’10, the most prestigious honor arrived last. Choice, a slick-scoring forward from Newport, R.I., was selected as one of the best 24 players in the nation in Division III when he was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2010 State Farm Coaches’ Division III All-America Team.
“A great honor for a superb player,” said head coach Dick Whitmore.
The award followed Colby’s 19-6 season, which ended with a loss to Middlebury in the NESCAC semifinals. It was followed by a second All-America honor when Choice was named to the D3hoops.com fourth team. The three-time Maine Player of the Year was also named All-NESCAC along with teammate Mike Russell ’11.
The pair were part of a balanced attack that defeated Amherst in the NESCAC quarterfinals. Guards Christian Van Loenen ’11, Justin Sherman ’10, and Gil Haylon ’10 contributed on both ends, and senior center Chas Woodward held the middle.
Choice was one of 20 players to play in the NABC D-III All-Star game in Salem, Va., in March. He tallied six points, five rebounds, and an assist in just 20 minutes on the floor—a reflection of his consistent all-around play throughout his Colby career.
He is eighth all-time in scoring for Colby, with 1,534 points. In NESCAC this season, Choice tied for second in scoring, averaging 18.3 points per game.