Ray, Stockwell named NABC All-Northeast selections
Zak Ray ’07
Rob Stockwell ’07
LEWISTON, Maine — Bates College seniors Zak Ray and Rob Stockwell each captured All-Northeast Second Team honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the NABC announced on Thursday.
The Bobcats’ senior co-captains join Amherst’s Andrew Olson and Dan Wheeler as the only NESCAC selections to the NABC All-Northeast teams.
Ray and Stockwell had already been named First Team All-NESCAC. Ray was named NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year as well, and Stockwell earned First Team All-Northeast Region honors yesterday from D3Hoops.com. Ray and Stockwell led the Bobcats to an 18-7 record this season, and a 75-29 record through their four years, the best stretch in Bates men’s basketball history.
Ray (Bangor, Maine) led the NESCAC in steals for the second straight year with 2.56 per game. He was second on the Bobcats with 12.7 points per game and second in the conference in assists per game with 5.84. He ranked 10th in the NESCAC in free throw percentage (.711) and second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.18). Ray hit a team-high 47 of 132 three-point attempts (.356).
Ray hit three major statistical marks this season, setting the all-time Bates records for career assists (539) and steals (241), while also passing the 1,000 career points plateau. He now ranks 15th all-time with 1,175 points. Ray played in 104 of 105 Bobcats games in his collegiate career.
Stockwell (Temple, N.H.) was Bates’ leading scorer and rebounder for the third straight season, averaging 15.9 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. He was tied for sixth in the conference in steals, with 1.52 per game. He recorded nine double-doubles for Bates and led the team in both scoring and rebounding seven times. A talented three-point shooter as well as a banger, Stockwell hit 31 of 95 attempts from behind the arc (.326).
Stockwell finished his career with 1,512 points, ranking fourth on Bates’ all-time list, and grabbed a hefty 868 rebounds in his four years. Like Ray, the durable 6-foot-5 forward played in 104 of a possible 105 games in his college career.