Trevon Butler of Husson University in Bangor has been selected as the North Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, it was announced on Thursday.
Butler won the honor for the second time in three seasons.
Peter Donato of Colby-Sawyer College was chosen the NAC Defensive Player of the Year, Lyndon State freshman Kevin Love claimed the Rookie of the Year award and Johnson State senior Greg Davis received the Senior Scholar Athlete Award.
Miles Smith of Johnson State was selected as the NAC Coach of the Year.
Butler, a senior from Waterbury, Connecticut, averaged 21.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals while shooting 84 percent from the foul line to help the Eagles post a 19-6 record and earn the No. 1 seed for the NAC tournament that begins Friday.
Joining Butler and Donato on the All-NAC First Team are junior teammate Raheem Anderson, Thomas senior Levi Barnes of Skowhegan, and New England College senior Dezron Wilson.
Second-team picks included Colby-Sawyer senior guard Wol Majong, Green Mountain senior forward Cameron Anderson and junior guard Thomas Brown, and Johnson State senior guards Rahim Bunch and Asim Khan.
Donato, a senior from Portland, was a force in the paint for the Chargers. He posted 25 blocked shots while averaging 20.9 points and 7.9 rebounds.
Love, a freshman from Bristol, Connecticut, made an impact for the Hornets. He averaged 10.1 points and 5.6 rebounds in league play while shooting 54 percent.
Davis, a senior from Philadelphia, was honored for excelling on the court and in the classroom for Johnson State.
Smith had a successful first season for Johnson State, leading it to its best overall record (10-16) since 2008-2009.
Ten players were selected to the NAC Men’s Basketball Sportsmanship Team: UMaine- Farmington senior Logan Nichols of Minot, Husson junior Eli Itkin, Maine Maritime junior Dylan Price and Thomas senior Adam Carlsen of Rockport. Also, Castleton senior Casey McGraw, Colby-Sawyer’s Majong, Green Mountain sophomore Cameron Gaudette, Johnson State’s Davis, Lyndon freshman Gabriel Torres and NEC junior Ariya Nozary.