New Hampshire Boys Basketball POY: Eric Gendron

New Hampshire Boys Basketball POY: Eric Gendron

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New Hampshire Boys Basketball POY: Eric Gendron

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THE WINNEREric Gendron  

THE BASICS

School: Merrimack (N.H.)
Grade: Junior
Position: Guard
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 170 pounds

Athletic achievementHe averaged 19.7 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks this past season, leading the Tomahawks (13-6) to the Division I state tournament. New Hampshire’s Mr. Basketball in 2013, Gendron scored 14 points to help hand eventual Division I state champion Trinity (Manchester, N.H.) its only loss of the season in a 60-56 regular-season win.

Academic excellence: Gendron has maintained a 3.86 GPA.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of the Leo Club and as a basketball coach with the Merrimack Youth Association.

THE PRAISE

“Eric Gendron has been such a huge part of all the success we had this season,” said Merrimack coach Tim Goodridge. “He has become a true leader on and off the court, and he also happens to be one of the nicest kids I have ever coached.”

THE FUTUREGendron will be a senior next year

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