Nick DePatsy recognized by National Association of Basketball Coaches

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 1:15pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Maine Maritime Academy’s Nicholas DePatsy, Andrew Liebert and Riley MacLeod have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court for the second-straight year.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts the student-athletes possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom, per a news release. 

DePatsy, a Waldoboro native, started in all 25 games for the Mariners in 2019-2020, averaging 34.6 minutes per game overall and 34.7 minutes per game in conference matchups.

The three-year team captain graduated in May with a degree in International Business & Logistics and led the Mariners and North Atlantic Conference (NAC) with 17.1 points per game across the team's 14 conference games.

During his senior season, DePatsy grabbed NAC Player of the Week honors once, while surpassing 1,000 career points and became Maine Maritime's all-time leader in career-threes (317).

DePatsy tallied double-figures in points in 22 games in 2019-2020, including 13 conference games.

Against conference opponents, DePatsy averaged 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, while shooting 47.3 percent overall, 42.6 percent from three and 84.1 percent from the line.

In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows:

1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
2. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.