Gilmour '20 is men's hoops coaches pick for district's top player

Kena Gilmour '20 is the 2019 National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III Northeast District Player of the Year (Josh McKee photo).
Kena Gilmour '20 is the 2019 National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III Northeast District Player of the Year (Josh McKee photo).

Hamilton College men's basketball player Kena Gilmour '20 (New Paltz, N.Y./Kent School [Conn.]) was selected the 2019 Northeast District Player of the Year on Wednesday, March 13 when the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the Division III all-district teams and coaches.

NABC Division III All-District Team

The 6-foot, 4-inch guard is on the first team in the Northeast District one year after the coaches voted him to the second team. Gilmour is one of 11 athletes honored in the district.

The 2019 NESCAC player of the year was the leading scorer on a team that finished the season with a 25-5 record and advanced to the sectional semifinals (third round) of the NCAA championship for the second year in a row. The 25 wins are the second-highest total for a season in program history. The Continentals tied for first place in the conference standings at 7-3 and played in the NESCAC championship final for the first time.

Gilmour averaged 19.0 points and 5.8 rebounds as he started all 30 games. He tied for the team lead with 92 assists and added 37 steals and 20 blocked shots. He shot 47.4 percent from the field, including 33.9 percent from 3-point range, and made 87.5 percent of his shots at the free-throw line. He scored in double figures in all but three games, eclipsed the 20-point mark 14 times and went over 30 points twice. He's already 12th on the team's all-time scoring list with 1,406 points.