Huskies’ McCue Earns Second Team All-State Honors From MMBCWA

Huskies’ McCue Earns Second Team All-State Honors From MMBCWA

GORHAM, Maine –  Senior Christian McCue (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies' men's basketball team has been selected to the 2018 Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association (MMBCWA) All-State team, earning a spot on the second team after a vote by member coaches.

            Recently named to the 2018 All-Little East Conference second team, McCue transferred to Southern Maine from McGill University (Canada), joining the Huskies in the 2016-2017 season.  In 2017-2018, McCue had a breakout season for Southern Maine, averaging a team-leading 16.1 points per game while shooting 42.2 percent (127-for-301) from the field and a solid 35.2 percent (50-for-142) from three-point range, adding 1.3 assists and 1.7 rebounds per game.  Finishing seventh in the Little East Conference in points per game, McCue's 50 three-point field goals were sixth in the conference, while his 85.1 free throw percentage (114-for-134) was second.  In the state, McCue finished third in scoring.

            With the ability to score in bunches, McCue established a career-high of 36 points during the 2017-2018 season, achieving the total twice.  McCue set his career-high against Mt. St. Vincent (Dec. 29) with an 11-for-22 effort, including four three-pointers.  The 6-2 guard matched his career best weeks later against Keene State with an 11-for-20 effort while knocking down 5-of-10 three-pointers, and going 9-for-10 from the free throw line. 

            A three-time William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete, McCue is a computer science major.  In his two seasons with the Huskies, McCue totaled 718 points, including 418 this season. With 114 three-pointers over two seasons, McCue is tied for 10th in Huskies' career record, while114 free throws made in 2017-2018 are seventh in USM single-season records.

 

2018 Maine Men's Basketball Coaches' and Writers Association

Player of the Year

Raheem Anderson

Husson

Defensive Player of the Year

Dean Weiner

Colby

Rookie of the Year

Jack Casale

St. Joseph's

Coach of the Year

Rob Sanicola

St. Joseph's

 

 

 

First Team All-State

 Student-Athlete

Institution

First Team

Raheem Anderson

Husson

First Team

Darien Berry

St. Joseph's

First Team

David Reynolds

Bowdoin

First Team

Jack Simonds

Bowdoin

First Team

Jeff Spellman

Bates

 

 

 

Second Team All-State

Student-Athlete

 Institution

Second Team

Kevin Collins

UMPI

Second Team

Sam Jefferson

Colby

Second Team

Christian McCue

Southern Maine

Second Team

Riley Robinson

UMF

Second Team

Dean Weiner

Colby

 

 

 

All Defense

Student-Athlete

Institution

All-Defense

Anthony Chacho

UMPI

All-Defense

Carlos Gonzalez

Thomas

All-Defense

Justin Martin

Husson

All-Defense

Zavier Rucker

Bowdoin

All-Defense

Dean Weiner

Colby

 

 

 

All Conference

Student-Athlete

Institution

All-Rookie

Jack Casele

St. Joseph's

All-Rookie

DJ Bussey

Husson

All-Rookie

DeAndre Duncombe

UMPI

All-Rookie

Zavier Rucker

Bowdoin

All-Rookie

Wallace Tucker

Colby