Maine Maritime Academy Men's Basketball Announces 2016-2017 Recruiting Class
CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball is proud to announce that; Nicholas DePatsy (Medomak Valley High School / Waldoboro, Maine), Jerrell Duguay-Webster (Souhegan High School / Amherst, N.H.), Andrew Liebert (Legacy Christian Academy / Plano, Texas), Riley MacLeod (Bucksport High School / Bucksport, Maine), Brendan McIntyre (Hampden Academy / Hampden, Maine), Conar Moore (Hampden Academy / Hampden, Maine), Jack O'Rourke (Cape Elizabeth High School / Cape Elizabeth, Maine), and Peyton Parker (Bradley Central High School / Cleveland, Tenn.) have paid their deposits and will be added to the 2016-2017 Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball roster.
"Our 2016 recruiting class is an important piece during this historic time for Maine Maritime Basketball," said Head Maine Maritime Academy Men's Basketball Coach David Muchnick, "Never before in its history has our program had four different states represented by an incoming class, or that we return over 90 percent of our scoring next season. The talent is here, the depth is here, the desire and work ethic is here, now it's time to go out and finally prove it, #AllAboard!"
6-3, Waldoboro, Maine, Medomak Valley High School, Vessel Operations Technology
"Nicholas is a true product of a blue-collar basketball education," says Muchnick, "As a coach's son, he's been brought up with the discipline of the right way to play. As a player and a person, there's nobody in the state of Maine more respected than Nicholas for his work-ethic and the way he conducts himself every day. We got ourselves a gem from the Midcoast."
At Medomak Valley, DePatsy scored 1,313 points, averaging 20.3 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game. In 2013 and 2015 DePatsy was part of the Eastern Maine Class B Championship and Class B State Runner-Up team. In both 2015 and 2016, DePatsy was named to the Portland Press Herald First Team All-State and Bangor Daily News Second Team All-State. In 2016, DePatsy was named a McDonald's Class AA/A/B All-Star, First Team USA Today All USA-Maine and a Mr. Maine Basketball Semifinalist.
6-4, Amherst, N.H., Souhegan High School, Power Engineering Technology
"As impressive as Jerrell is on the basketball floor, I'm most excited about Jerrell becoming a Mariner because of truly how good of a person he is deep down," said Muchnick, "On Jerrell's recruiting visit to Castine, we really had a chance to talk a lot about what he was looking for out of a college experience, and we're thrilled to have him in our basketball family. Jerrell will bring a tremendous combination of athleticism and shooting ability to our program, along with college-level rebounding and defense right away."
At Souhegan High School, Duguay-Webster was a two-year captain and a two-time Conference Sportsmanship Award winner. Duguay-Webster averaged 14.9 points, seven rebounds, three assists and 2.2 steals per game, while shooting 70 percent from the line.
6-3, Plano, Texas, Legacy Christian Academy, Power Engineering Technology
"Andrew is an out-of-state example of the great success of last summer's first-ever Maine Maritime Academy Prospect Camp," Muchnick said, "His play at our camp put him strongly on our radar, along with his championship run with the Texas Hoosiers in last summer's AAU National Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. His enthusiasm for the game of basketball and being a coach's son were attractive qualities to us, along with his ability to stretch the floor with shooting range and a true nose for the ball on the glass."
After transferring from Liberty High School, Leibert helped lead Legacy Christian Academy to a 39-16 record over two seasons. Liebert averaged 14.4 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 40 percent from three-point land. Leibert earned First Team All-District honors in 2016, Second Team All-District honors in 2015, and Academic All-State honors in both 2015 and 2016.
6-7, Bucksport, Maine, Bucksport High School, International Business and Logistics
"When you look at Riley at first, you see a big 6'7" body with broad shoulders and you automatically think he's going to be a rough-and-tumble post player, which he does have in him," Muchnick said, "But the quality I'm most excited about with Riley is his tremendous passing skills and court vision, both in his outlet passes and in the half court."
At Bucksport High School, MacLeod averaged 10.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, while averaging over two assists per game and shooting 77 percent from the charity stripe. In 2016, MacLeod was named a McDonald's Class C/D All-Star after being part of the 2016 Northern Maine Class C Runner-Up team. MacLeod will graduate from Bucksport High School with a weighted grade point average of over 98 percent, good enough to rank in the top five in his graduating class.
6-3, Hampden, Maine, Hampden Academy, Power Engineering Operations
"Hampden Academy has been undoubtedly the most successful high school basketball program in the state of Maine over the last four years," Muchnick said, "To get Brendan and Conar (Moore) from Hampden Academy will enhance our program immensely. Brendan is a "do-it-all" perimeter player with terrific athleticism and a very calm but intense demeanor. We project Brendan to be a significant contributor throughout his entire Mariner career."
McIntyre was a four-year member of the Hampden Academy basketball team that went 82-4 and part of three undefeated regular season teams. At Hampden Academy, McIntyre was part of the 2013 and 2015 State Championship team, and the 2014 Eastern Maine Championship team. As a freshman in 2013, McIntyre earned KVAC All-Rookie honors. In 2014 he earned an All-Conference Honorable Mention and in 2015 he was named to the Second Team All-Conference and Bangor Daily News Third Team All-State. In 2016, McIntyre was named a McDonald's AA/A/B All-Star.
6-3, Hampden, Maine, Hampden Academy, Marine Engineering Technology
"Conar, like Brendan (McIntyre), will bring several winning qualities that made their Hampden Academy team so successful over the last four years," said Muchnick, "Conar is an outstanding defensive player, capable of guarding multiple positions on the floor, along with tremendous toughness and competitive fire."
Moore was a four-year member of the Hampden Academy basketball team that went 82-4 and part of three undefeated regular season teams. At Hampden Academy, Moore was part of the 2013 and 2015 State Championship team, and the 2014 Eastern Maine Championship team. Moore was a two-year team captain, and earned KVAC All-Defensive Team honors in both 2015 and 2016. In 2015 he was a Maine Class A All-State Honorable Mention and an Eastern Class A All-Tournament Honorable Mention. During his high school career Moore totaled 322 points, 253 rebounds and 100 assists.
6-0, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Cape Elizabeth High School, Power Engineering Technology
"Jack is yet another "winner" that we are bringing to Castine, having won a state championship in 2015 over Medomak Valley and his soon-to-be teammate Nicholas DePatsy," said Muchnick, "Jack is a solid point guard with a good college body and excellent basketball I.Q. We're confident Jack will bring a Southern Maine toughness to our program and will fit well with our returning players."
At Cape Elizabeth High School, O'Rourke was a four-year varsity player and three-year starter, averaging 9.6 points per game and 4.1 assists per game. In 2015, O'Rourke was part of the Class B Maine State Championship team. In the State Championship game O'Rourke tallied 11 points, including the game-winning basket, and five assists.
6-7, Cleveland, Tenn., Bradley Central High School, Vessel Operations and Technology
"Peyton is a player I first had a conversation with when I was still the Interim Head Coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, almost two years ago. That's how long our relationship and trust has been forming," Muchnick said, "He is an incredibly diverse athlete, being 6'7", a lefty, and having the ability to play both inside and outside. Peyton fits tremendously with our style of play and I have no doubt he will make an immediate impact on our program."
At Bradley Central High School, Parker averaged seven points per game and shot 61 percent from the floor. In his senior year, Parker tallied an impressive 15 blocks in one game, and averaged over four blocks per game. Parker was a four-year Tennessee Class 5A All-District Tournament selection as well as a member of the 2014 and 2015 District Championship team and Regional Championship team in 2015. Parker played for the Chattanooga Elite AAU team that won the Division 2 AAU National Championship in 2014.
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