LEWISTON, Maine -- Bates senior Ed Bogdanovich was selected First Team All-State, and first-year Mike Boornazian made the All-Rookie Team, as the Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association announced its year-end awards.
Bogdanovich (Portland, Maine), who missed his first two seasons with injury, posted a second straight outstanding season as Bates' starting center, leading the Bobcats in scoring (13.4 points per game), rebounding (7.3) and blocked shots (1.04). Bogdanovich scored in double figures in 18 out of 25 games, including the final seven, with a season-high of 21 tallied three times, against Tufts, Hamilton and UMaine-Augusta.
Boornazian played in all 25 games, averaging 22.1 minutes, the fourth-most points on the team (8.1) and the second-most rebounds (5.4). The 6-foot-5 swingman . Among his season highlights were 20-point games against Washington & Lee and Williams in the NESCAC quarterfinals, as well as double-doubles in the regular-season matchup with Williams and at Thomas. While he was a key member of Bates' rotation from the very beginning of the season, Boornazian also came on strong toward the end, being named Rookie and Co-Rookie of the Week, respectively, in the last two weeks.
This is the fourth season in a row Bates has had a player named MMBCWA First Team All-State. It's also the second year in a row that Bates has placed a senior on the All-State First Team as well as a All-Rookie honoree: last year the duo were John Squires '12 and Graham Safford '15.