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Vermont Boys Basketball POY: Matt St. Amour

For a list of the other Gatorade State Boys Basketball POYs, click here.

THE WINNER: Matt St. Amour

THE BASICS

School: Missisquoi Valley Union (Swanton, Vt.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Guard
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 180 pounds

Athletic achievement: St. Amouraveraged 30.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 3.4 steals per game this past season, leading the Thunderbirds (13-9) to the Division I quarterfinals. A two-time Gatorade State Boys Basketball Player of the Year, St. Amour was also named the Burlington Free Press and Vermont Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year as a junior. He finished his prep career with 2,064 points, third in state history.

Academic excellence: St. Amour has maintained a 4.13 GPA.

Exemplary character: Also a soccer standout, he has volunteered on behalf of youth sports programs, blood-donation drives and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

THE PRAISE

“St. Amour plays within himself and really understands the game,” said Peter Quinn, head coach at Vergennes (Vt.). “He’s a tremendous shooter who knows how to put the ball in the basket.”

THE FUTURE: St. Amour remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

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