St. Mary's City, Md. – The 2015 D3hoops.com All-Region teams were released Monday morning and St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball senior captain Nicholas LaGuerre (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne) made the D3hoops.com All-Middle Atlantic Region First Team.
LaGuerre was one of 711 players nominated nationwide by Sports Information Directors. This is the 14th year D3hoops.com has named All-Region teams.
Players chosen to the D3hoops.com All-Region teams are eligible for All-America selection. This year's All-America team will be the 18th annual All-America selections. The All-America teams will be announced at the end of this week, in conjunction with the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 21st in Salem, Virginia.
This is the second time in LaGuerre's career that he has been selected to the D3hoops.com All-Middle Atlantic Team as he earned a spot on the third team as a sophomore in 2013.
The 6-3 guard was named the 2015 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Year on March 2nd and wrapped up his outstanding career as a three-time first team All-CAC honoree. LaGuerre joined Sheldon Taylor '01 (2001) and Alex Franz '11 (2011) as the only St. Mary's players to be named CAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year in the 25-year history of the conference.
He led the Seahawks to an 86-25 overall record and a 50-12 CAC mark during his four-year career. St. Mary's garnered three CAC regular-season titles (2012, 2013, and 2015), two NCAA Tournament berths (2012 and 2013), and the 2013 CAC championship title under his leadership.
A two-year team captain, LaGuerre finished in the Top 20 among 250 Division III players ranked in three categories – 13th in scoring with 22.0 points per game, 23rd in total points with 551, and 25th in free throws made with 142.
He also ranked in the Top 10 among conference players in six categories – first in scoring, fourth in free throw percentage (77.6%), sixth in assists with a 3.2 average, seventh in steals with a 1.8 average, and ninth in field goal percentage (47.6%) and three-point field goal percentage (36.9%). LaGuerre led the team in scoring and three-point shooting.
A four-time CAC Player of the Week this season, he scored in double digits in all but one game, matching his career-best of 36 points in the CAC semifinals against Christopher Newport University. LaGuerre tallied 20 or more points in 15 games, including four 30-point performances.
He notched 1,581 points in 111 games to finish third all-time while shooting 47.7% (532-of-1,115) from the field, including 37.8% (197-of-521) from downtown. LaGuerre also shot 77.3% (320-of-414) from the free throw line and grabbed 353 rebounds, dished 331 helpers, and picked 194 pockets.
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