Adam Choice, Colby College
Colby men's basketball player Adam Choice will go down as one of the great players in program history, but he also contributed off the court as well for the Mules.
Choice, a three-time All-NESCAC selection and a third team All-American this past year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), finished his career ranked eighth all-time in scoring for Colby with 1,534 points. He also had 654 rebounds, 185 assists, 134 steals, and 95 blocked shots during his four years.
"A great honor for a superb player," Colby head coach Dick Whitmore said after Choice was named an All-American. "Adam has had a great team and individual career and this is the crowning achievement."
Choice, a captain for the Mules, also made an impact off the court. He was one of the leaders of Colby Cares About Kids, a volunteer mentoring program for Colby students to work with children in the Greater Waterville area. Choice also worked hard in the classroom and earned the prestigious 2010 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports-Scholar Award for outstanding academic and athletic achievement. He also was a board member for Colby's Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was part of Colby United, a student-led organization which addressed issues of discrimination and inequality within the campus community.
Choice, a senior guard/forward, was one of 24 players in NCAA Division III selected to the three eight-man NABC All-American teams in 2009-10. He was one of three New England Division III players honored along with Blake Schultz of Williams College and Noel Hollingsworth of MIT. Choice also was named to the NABC Northeast Region First Team.
Choice earned numerous honors after Colby ended the season with a 19-6 record. He was one of 20 players from across the country to play in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III Senior All-Star Game at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. Choice also was named as a fourth team D3hoops.com All-American and was on the All-Northeast Region First Team. He was selected as the Maine State Division III Player of the Year for the third time in a row and was on the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First Team All-Conference squad. Choice was All-NESCAC Second Team as a sophomore and earned First Team honors his final two years.
In the final 2009-10 NESCAC statistics, Choice ranked tied for second in scoring (18.3), eighth in assists (3.4), ninth in blocked shots (1.04), tied for ninth in steals (1.16), ninth in assist/turnover ratio (1.20), and 10th in rebounding (6.7).