Apr 28, 2016
WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Patrick Stewart ’16 (Bangor/Bangor, Maine) was the top 3-point shooter in NCAA Division III men’s basketball this year.
Stewart shot a blistering 52.3 percent from 3-point range and was the lone Division III player in the country over 50 percent while playing in at least 75 percent of the games. Stewart was 67-for-128 in 24 games and was the lone forward among the top 25.
Amherst’s Jeff Racy was second at 48.7 percent and Aurora’s Nick Kladas was third (47.9).
Stewart, a Maine All-State Second Team selection, was a versatile player and often hit clutch 3-point shots when the Mules needed a big basket.
The NCAA will send two plaques to Colby for Stewart’s statistical accomplishment. Stewart will keep one and the other will be showcased in the trophy room in the Harold Alfond Athletic Center.
Stewart was 12th in NESCAC games in scoring (13.7), 11th in field goal percentage (50.3), and 18th in rebounding (5.9). His 88.7 percent shooting from the foul line would have placed him second, but he was one shy of the minimum set by the league.
Stewart, who missed his entire junior season due to injury, had 767 career points, 455 rebounds, and 129 made 3-point shots in three years.
Colby finished the season at 16-9 and were second in the final Maine Division III poll.