Bryce Lausier of Hampden Academy continues to pile up honors for his efforts during the 2019-2020 high school basketball season.

The senior guard, who recently was named Mr. Maine Basketball by the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches, has been selected as the Gatorade Circle of Champions Maine Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Lausier confirmed in other media reports that he has been notified of the award, although Gatorade has not yet made the announcement.

Lausier enjoyed a memorable season, spearheading Hampden Academy’s drive to the Class A title. The 6-foot-4 playmaker, who was chosen the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A Player of the Year, averaged a league-leading 27.7 points per game while leading the Broncos to a 17-1 regular-season record and the No. 1 spot in Class A North this season.

He went on to be named the outstanding player-sportsman of the regional tournament after sparking coach Russ Bartlett’s club to three come-from-behind victories en route to Hampden’s second A North title in three years.

Lausier then scored 23 points in the state championship game as Hampden used a 23-1 second-half run to rally past York 65-56 and capture the program’s first gold ball since 2015.

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Pete Warner

Pete is a Bangor native who graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1980. He earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He has been a full-time member of the Bangor...