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January 4, 1999

PSC Men's Basketball star earns top honors

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - It's becoming a regular occurrence for Plymouth State College men's basketball player Adam DeChristopher (Brockton, MA) to earn weekly honors from the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Little East Conference.

DeChristopher's latest honor is being selected as the Player of the Week by both the LEC and the ECAC. He was selected to the weekly honor rolls by both organizations twice during the month of December.

A 6'1" point guard, DeChristopher averaged 24.5 points and 3.5 rebounds as PSC split a pair of games last week at the Panther Holiday Classic. He connected on 48.1 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from three-point range, and 85.0 percent from the line to earn All-Tournament Team honors. DeChristopher overcame a bout of the flu to score a season-high 33 points in a 85-83 loss to New England College, and came back with a 16-point, six-rebound effort in a 101-79 consolation game victory over Elmira College.

A pre-season Division III All-America by The Sporting News, DeChristopher is the defending LEC Player of the Year. He has moved up to second on PSC's all-time scoring list with 1,605 career points.

DeChristopher does more than just score, too. In addition to being ranked third in the LEC in scoring (21.4 ppg), he is pulling down 5.6 rebounds a game while registering 3.9 assists and 2.6 steals an outing. He is among the LEC leaders in scoring, assists, steals, field goal percentage (.470), free throw percentage (.719) and 3-point field goal percentage (.373).

The Panthers bring a 6-2 overall record and 1-1 LEC mark into 1999. Guided by first-year head coach Jim Ferry, PSC will get a tough test right away when it hosts defending champion and perennial power UMass Dartmouth this Saturday (Jan. 9) at Foley Gymnasium (4:00 p.m.), the first of two games this season televised live by WMUR-TV.

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