Men's Basketball Trio Honored in All-Maine Awards

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team was recognized in awards handed out by the Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association on Monday.

Bowdoin senior Jack Simonds (Falmouth, Maine) was named First Team All-State along with junior David Reynolds (Raleigh, N.C.). Zavier Rucker (Woodbury, Conn.) was named Defensive Player of the Year and to the All-Defensive Team.

A Second Team All-NESCAC choice this winter, Simonds rounded out a fantastic career this winter by leading Bowdoin at 17.7 points per game while also grabbing 6.4 rebounds per game and dishing out 2.3 assists per contest. His 50.6 field goal percentage and 42.4 three-point percentage both ranked among the best in the league. He ends his Bowdoin career with 1,595 points to rank fifth all-time in program history. His 196 three-pointers. 84.9 free-throw percentage both also stand fifth at Bowdoin. He is just the second Polar Bear all-time to surpass 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists in a career, joining Kyle Petrie '06.

Reynolds recorded 17.6 points per game for Bowdoin and connected on 71 three-pointers this winter, the third-most in a single season in program history. Through three seasons, Reynolds has 991 career points and 167 three-pointers, ranking sixth in program history.

Rucker earned Maine Defensive Player of the Year honors after leading Bowdoin, and ranking second in the NESCAC, at 1.7 steals per game this season. Routinely gaining the assignment of guarding the opposing team's top offensive player, Rucker was also efficient on the offensive end, scoring 12.3 points per game with 3.4 assists.

Bowdoin finished its 2018-19 season with a record of 15-9.