Related Links
HANOVER, N.H. — The Dartmouth men's basketball team gathered this week for a barbecue at the house of head coach David McLaughlin to honor the squad's five seniors — Wesley Dickinson, Mike Fleming, Cole Harrison, Ike Ngwudo and Quinten Payne — and distribute its end-of-year team awards. Sophomore Evan Boudreaux, a member of the USBWA All-District I Team and the NABC All-District 13 Second Team, was honored with the A.D. “Dolly” Stark Award as the Big Green's most valuable player for the second straight year.

Boudreaux, a 6-8 forward from Lake Forest, Illinois, finished the season leading the league in rebounding (9.5 rpg) and ranking second in scoring (17.5 ppg), just as he did a year ago. He also recorded 15 double-doubles, the most by a Big Green player in at least 50 years, three times more than any other Ivy Leaguer this season and tied for the 25th-most among Division I players. Nine times Boudreaux topped 20 points with a season high of 27 twice, and led the Big Green in scoring in 21 of their 27 games. On the glass, the All-Ivy League Second-Team player was even more dominant, leading the league by 2.6 rebounds as he topped the team (or shared the lead) in all but two contests.

The Alvin F. “Doggie” Julian Award for spirit and enthusiasm was split between a pair of point guards in Fleming and junior Cameron Smith. Fleming played in each of Dartmouth's 27 games, starting the last 22 at the point and improving his production throughout the Ivy League campaign. Another native of Lake Forest, Illinois, Fleming finished the year averaging 4.7 points and 2.6 assists per game with an assist-to-turnover ratio of better than 3-to-1 while becoming a vocal leader on the court. It was his three-pointer in the final minute at Brown that broke a tie and sent the Big Green to a 77-74 victory over the Bears as he provided a career-high 17 points.

Although Smith, from Bristow, Virginia, saw his playing time diminish with the emergence of Fleming, he never let it affect his preparation or determination by bringing an unbridled passion and enthusiasm to the court everyday. Called upon in practice to play the part of whichever opposing point guard the team would be facing, he did so with an unwavering sense of responsibility to help the team prepare. Smith played in 11 games and scored eight points while dishing out three assists.

Freshman James Foye, out of Hamilton, Massachusetts, was honored with the Rudy LaRusso '59 Award as the team's most improved player. The 6-4 rookie guard played just 23 minutes over eight games, but demonstrated a sweet lefty stroke from the outside by hitting a pair of three-pointers, one coming at Columbia in league play. While his work at improving on defense was what most impressed the coaching staff for him to earn this award, he also made great strides in gaining both consistency with his shooting form and strength in the weight room.

Finally, the John DiIorio '56 Award for hustle, drive and determination was given to another freshman, Ian Sistare of Dublin, New Hampshire. Anyone who watched the Big Green in action this season would understand why the rookie garnered this honor as the sight of him diving for loose balls with boundless energy was on display in every game. Sistare came off the bench in all 27 contests, averaging 15.6 minutes, 3.9 points and 2.7 rebounds a game as he did a bit of everything on the court for Dartmouth. His season high of 10 points at Bryant helped the Green knock off the Bulldogs on the road, 75-69.

Dartmouth completed the regular season 7-20 overall and 4-10 in the Ivy League to finish in a tie for sixth place in the conference standings.