CASTINE, Maine — Garrett Libby, the two-time Big East Conference player of the year from Old Town High School, is one of several members of the Class of 2013 who will continue their basketball careers collegiately at Maine Maritime Academy.
The 6-foot-2-inch forward led the Big East in scoring as both a junior and a senior, this winter averaging 22.2 points per game while helping coach Brian McDormand’s Coyotes compile a 10-8 regular-season record and earn a berth in the Eastern Maine Class B playoffs.
Libby also was named a semifinalist for the state’s Mr. Basketball award and a Maine McDonald’s East-West Senior A-B All-Star.
“We are extremely excited to have a player of Garrett’s ability come into our program,” said Maine Maritime Academy coach Chris Murphy. “He had an exceptional career at Old Town and possesses a lot of skills that translate well into Division III basketball.”
Among other high school seniors who have paid their deposits to attend Maine Maritime Academy and plan to play basketball for the Mariners are 6-8 center Kyle Boucher from Maranacook Community School in Readfield and 6-4 forward Dylan Stevens from Wells — both McDonald’s East-West Senior A-B All-Star selections.
“Kyle has the potential to be an inside force at this level and Dylan’s quickness at his size will make him tough to match up with,” said Murphy.
Other Maine high school players expected to join the Mariners are 6-6 Tyler Gilson from Oceanside of Rockland-Thomaston, 6-4 David Breunig and 6-5 Alec Hazlewood, both of Westbrook, 6-5 Matt Munster from Morse of Bath, Adam Poliquin of Lewiston, Josh West of Valley of Bingham, Hank Lapham of Kennebunk, Henry Hersey of Greenville and Dylan Price of Madison, a McDonald’s East-West Senior C-D All-Star.
Also joining the program will be 6-5 Morgen Hughey from League City, Texas, and Shep Carter from Vermont Division II champion Vergennes High School.
“This incoming group of freshmen is not only large in numbers but also has the potential to be our best recruiting class in the last 15 years, said Murphy.