Gilmour '20 receives all-district men's basketball honor

Kena Gilmour '20 is on the 2018 National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III All-District Men's Basketball Team (Ryan Murray photo).
Kena Gilmour '20 is on the 2018 National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III All-District Men's Basketball Team (Ryan Murray photo).

Hamilton College's Kena Gilmour '20 (New Paltz, N.Y./Kent School [Conn.]) was selected for the 2018 Division III All-District Men's Basketball Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Monday, March 12.

2018 NABC All-District Team

Gilmour was placed on the second team in the Northeast Region. He's one of just 11 players honored in the entire region. The 6-foot, 3-inch guard made the NESCAC men's basketball all-conference first team in late February.

Gilmour led the Continentals in scoring with 18.5 points per game. He also topped the team with 7.2 rebounds per game and 52 steals, and added 47 assists and 10 blocked shots. Gilmour shot 47 percent (196 of 417) from the floor, including 33.1 percent (41 of 124) from 3-point range, and 74.8 percent (104-for-139) at the free-throw line.

Gilmour saved his best game for the season finale as he poured in a career-high 40 points, including 27 after halftime, in a 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship sectional semifinal -- a 92-90 overtime loss against Springfield College -- on March 9. He brought his game to another level in the postseason as he averaged 25.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.4 steals in five games.

Gilmour helped lead the Hamilton men to one of the finest seasons in program history. The Continentals opened 2017-18 with 15 straight wins and finished with an overall record of 24-5. Hamilton advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament with wins against Nazareth College and York College of Pennsylvania in the early rounds. The Continentals tied for first place in the NESCAC standings with a 7-3 record, hosted a conference championship quarterfinal, and played in the NESCAC semifinals for the first time since they joined the conference for basketball in 2011-12. Hamilton received an at-large bid to the NCAA championship for the first time since 2006 and reached a national ranking as high as 13th in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll.