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April 8, 2003

N.E. Honors for Pelotte, Blackburn, Scheinman

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three members of the Plymouth State College men's basketball family have received post-season honors from the New England Basketball Coaches Association.

Freshman Nick Pelotte (Bingham, Maine) was selected New England Division III Rookie of the Year, and senior Jason Blackburn (Hudson, Mass.) was named to the New England Division III Senior All-Star game, which will be played this Wednesday, Apr. 10, at the Hart Center on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross (6:00 p.m.)

In addition, PSC head coach John Scheinman received the Doggie Julian Award for Service to New England College basketball.

A 5'10" guard, Pelotte averaged 10.3 points for the Panthers in 2001-02. He made 32 three-pointers at a 36.4 percent clip, while also averaging 2.7 assists and shooting 75 percent from the free throw line. Pelotte was a three-time selection as Little East Conference Rookie of the Week, and he hit the game-winning shot to help PSC upset top-seeded Keene State in the semi-finals of the ECAC New England Tournament.

A 6'5" forward, Blackburn averaged 14.8 points and a team-high 8.1 rebounds for PSC. He shot 47.8 percent from the field and 80.7 percent from the free throw line while also hitting 25 three-pointers. A three-time selection to the LEC Weekly Honor Roll this season. Blackburn came the 17th men's player in school history to go over the 1,000-point milestone, and he finished his career with 1,130 points, ninth on PSC's all-time scoring list.

Scheinman, who led PSC to an 18-11 record this past winter and into the championship game of the ECAC New England Tournament, just completed his third season at Plymouth State. He has a 46-34 record at PSC, and combined with stints at Saint Joseph's College (Maine) and New England College, his career head coaching record is 111-73.

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