Moss Earns Player of the Year, Meader Awarded Coach of the Year

Moss Earns Player of the Year, Meader Awarded Coach of the Year

Farmington, Maine – UMaine-Farmington men's basketball team earned two NAC All-Conference athletes with two major award winners with Anthony Owens named to the NAC Sportsmanship Team.

Terion Moss (Portland, Maine) is the 2020 North Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year. The three-time NAC Player of the Week led the league with 176 total field goals, with 91 buckets against conference opponents. He also dished out the most assists (101), with more than half (53) coming in conference games. On the season, Moss ranked in the top five in both steals (46) and shooting percentage (51.6). He led the conference with 456 points, 18.6 points per game, 24.7 points per 40 minutes, and an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.4, which ranks 38th in all of Division III. In conference games, Moss ranked in the top-three with 232 points, 16.6 points per game, and 21.8 points per 40 minutes. The First Team All-Conference selection also stole the ball 23 times and collected 37 rebounds while shooting 50.8 percent from the floor against conference opponents.

Head Coach, Dick Meader is the 2020 North Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year. This marks the fourth time in Meader's NAC career that he has earned the honor. Meader was also recently selected to receive the 2020 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III Outstanding Service award and collected his 500th collegiate win this season. The Beavers (21-4 overall, 13-1 NAC) led the league in several categories, including points (2183 overall, 1191 NAC), points per game (87.3 overall, 85.1 NAC), field goals made per game (33.4 overall, 33.3 NAC), field goal attempts per game (69.3 overall, 67.6 NAC), field goal percentage (48.3 overall, 49.3 NAC), steals per game (10.2 overall, 10.1 NAC), and rebound margin (8.1 overall, 7.8 NAC). UMF also held conference opponents to a league-best 65.1 points per game and secured the number one seed for the NAC Men's Basketball final four tournament this weekend. The Beavers are on the hunt for their first NAC Championship since the 2009-10 season, and the team will be led on the court by Player of the Year Terion Moss and fellow First Team player Riley Robinson.

Anthony Owens has been selected to the NAC Sportsmanship Team.

Riley Robinson earned First Team All-Conference after being in the top 15 in three offensive categories this season. Robinson was 11th in points per game, 13.8, fifth in rebounds per game at 7.5 and fourth in three-point percentage at 43%. Riley is top 10 in UMF history in steals, points, field goals, free throws, and three-point percentage while the Beavers have tied the program record in wins (21).

Helping the Beavers this season has been Issac Witham who is first in UMF history in free throw percentage at 86%. Amir Moss, Billy Ruby are alongside Issac as each player has scored 1000 points in their career. Jack Kane has also helped the Beavers this season after leading the NAC in field goal percentage at 59.1 and has broken into the UMF record books with 74 blocks in his career to this point.

NAC Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams

First Team All-Conference

Name Hometown Year School Position
Terion Moss Portland, Maine Sophomore UMaine-Farmington Guard
Riley Robinson Dixfield, Maine Senior UMaine-Farmington Forward
Shyquinn Dix Stamford, Connecticut Junior UMaine-Presque Isle Guard
Nicholas DePatsy Waldoboro, Maine Senior Maine Maritime Guard
Quran DuBois Niagara Falls, New York Sophomore SUNY Canton Guard
Andrew Fitch Melborne, Australia Junior SUNY Canton Forward

 

Second Team All-Conference

Name Hometown Year School Position
Justice Kendall Baltimore, Maryland Sophomore Husson Guard
Lovegeurson Fleurine Fort Pierce, Florida Junior Thomas Forward
Joseph Werner Valatie, New York Junior SUNY Canton Forward
Zach Falkenburg Bridgeport, New York Sophomore NVU-Lyndon Guard
Danny Santana Clifton, New Jersey Junior SUNY Canton Guard
Justin Thompson East Millinocket, Maine Junior Husson Guard

 

Sportsmanship Team

Name Hometown Year School Position
Ibu Smith Brooklyn, New York Senior SUNY Canton Forward
Anthony Owens Winthrop, Maine Senior UMaine-Farmington Center
Bruce St. Peter Ellsworth, Maine Senior Husson Center
Javon Daniels Germantown, Maryland Senior NVU-Johnson Guard
Damon Denteh Jamaica, New York Senior NVU-Lyndon Guard
Drew Price Tampa, Florida Sophomore Maine Maritime Guard
Jaylon Eggleston Stratford, Connecticut Junior UMaine-Presque Isle Guard
Nick Simpson Boothbay, Maine Sophomore Thomas Forward

  

Men's Basketball Major Award Winners

Honor Name Hometown Year Position School
Player of the Year Terion Moss Portland, Maine Sophomore Guard UMaine-Farmington
Defensive Player of the Year Andrew Fitch Melbourne, Australia Junior Forward SUNY Canton
Rookie of the Year Floyd Davis Riverdale, Georgia First-Year First-Year NVU-Johnson
Senior Scholar Athlete Riley MacLeod Bucksport, Maine Senior Center Maine Maritime
Coach of the Year Dick Meader       UMaine-Farmington