Anthony Lamb named America East player of the year

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The best men’s basketball player in Burlington is now the best in the conference.

The league announced UVM junior forward Anthony Lamb earned the America East player of the year honor. Lamb is the seventh player from UVM to earn the player of the year title. Lamb led the conference in scoring with 20.8 points per game and eight rebounds per game.

Lamb was the overall unanimous selection for America East player of the year, the first selection of his career.

Catamount head coach John Becker was also honored, earning coach of the year for a third-straight season, and the fourth overall selection in his eight-year career at UVM. Becker is the first coach in America East history to win the award three years in a row. Vermont is 24-6 this year which is the team’s fourth-best single-season win total ever.

Senior guard Ernie Duncan earned a spot on the All-Conference first team with Lamb. This is Duncan’s first time being honored. The Evansville, Indiana native holds a 42.6% three-point percentage. He’s tallied up 69 three-pointers, which is the third-most in the conference.

Duncan’s younger brother, Robin Duncan, was selected for the All-Rookie team as he racked up 81 assists this season. Senior forward Samuel Dingba was also selected for the All-Defensive team with Lamb. Dingba ranked in the top five for blocks in conference play, with a total of 17 against America East opponents.

The Catamounts will host Maine on Saturday for the America East Quarterfinals. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

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