The Gatorade State Boys Basketball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 fall season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
For the complete list of Gatorade State Boys Basketball Player of the Year winners, click here.
THE WINNER: Andrew Fleming
School: Oxford Hills (South Paris, Maine)
Weight: 210 pounds
Athletic achievement: He led the Vikings to a 15-5 record and the Class AA North semifinals this past season. Fleming averaged 27.8 points, 14.4 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 3.7 steals per game. The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference North Class AA Player of the Year, he was also a First Team All-State selection by the Maine Sunday Telegram.
Academic excellence: Fleming has maintained a 3.43 GPA.
Exemplary character: A member of the National Honor Society, he has volunteered on behalf of youth sports programs.
“Fleming impacts the game in so many ways on both ends of the floor and in transition,” said Mike Hathaway, head coach at Leavitt High. “Offensively, he has a good post-up and mid-range game. You have to completely alter your defense for him. He also has a high basketball IQ and plays within a team concept.”
THE FUTURE: Fleming has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Maine this fall.