WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Gerald McLemore earned a spot on the All-America East second team, marking his third consecutive season with all-conference honors, heading a group of five University of Maine players honored during a reception Friday afternoon.
Sophomore center Alasdair Fraser was a third-team choice, junior forward Mike Allison was named to the All-Defensive team and freshman guard Justin Edwards was chosen for the All-Rookie squad. Senior guard Andrew Rogers was again placed on the All-Academic team.
Darryl Partin of Boston University was recognized as the Kevin Roberson Player of the Year, Stony Brook’s Tommy Brenton was the Defensive Player of the Year and Four McGlynn of Vermont was appointed the Rookie of the Year. Stony Brook’s Steve Pikiell was the Coach of the Year.
McLemore, who was a first-team choice in 2010 and a second-team pick a year ago, averaged 17.0 points to lead coach Ted Woodward’s Black Bears. He shot 42 percent on 3-pointers on his way to the school career record of 323 and shot a league-best 92 percent from the free-throw line.
Fraser elevated his play to earn his first All-America East accolade. The 6-foot-7 center averaged 13.0 points and 7.8 rebounds while shooting 54 percent from the field. He also provided 1.4 blocked shots per game.
Allison overcame a concussion and a broken shooting hand to earn a spot among America East’s best defensive players in the paint. The 6-9 forward contributed 7.1 points and 6.8 rebounds in 21 games, but led the league while averaging 2.1 blocked shots.
Edwards, a 6-3 guard, made a significant impact in his first collegiate season. He ranked sixth in the conference with 14.1 points per game and was 12th in rebounding at 5.7 rpg.
Edwards also was sixth in assists (3.4 apg) and fifth in steals (1.4 spg) and threw down numerous crowd-pleasing slam dunks.
Partin is joined on the All-America East First Team by Brenton and Bryan Dougher of Stony Brook, Gerardo Suero of Albany and Vermont’s Matt Glass. McLemore’s counterparts on the second team are Mike Black of Albany, BU’s D.J. Irving, Chase Plummer of Maryland Baltimore County and Alvin Abreu of New Hampshire.
Joining Fraser on the third team are Logan Aronhalt of Albany, Hartford’s Andres Torres, Dallis Joyner of Stony Brook and Brian Voelkel of Vermont. The other All-Rookie selections besides McGlynn and Edwards are Mark Nwakamma and Nate Sikma of Hartford and Ben Dickinson of Binghamton.
The defensive standouts also include Patrick Hazel of BU, Chandler Rhoads of UNH, Brenton and Voelkel. Rogers, Aronhalt, Brian Benson of UNH and Vermont’s Luke Apfeld and Sandro Carissimo were the top student-athletes.