Hamilton College’s Kena Gilmour ’20 (New Paltz, N.Y./Kent School [Conn.]) was selected for the 2019-20 D3hoops.com Preseason Men’s All-America Team on Nov. 5.
Gilmour is on the second team and is one of 25 athletes recognized from NCAA Division III schools. This marks the 22nd year D3hoops.com has chosen a preseason all-America team. Gilmour was named to the 2019 D3hoops.com Men’s All-America Team and placed on the fourth team after last season.
Gilmour – the 2019 NESCAC Player of the Year – was the leading scorer on a team that finished with a 25-5 record and advanced to the sectional semifinals (third round) of the NCAA championship for the second year in a row. The Continentals tied for first place in the conference standings and played in the NESCAC championship final for the first time.
The 6-foot, 4-inch guard averaged 19.0 points and 5.8 rebounds as he started all 30 games last season. He tied for the team lead with 92 assists and added 37 steals and 20 blocked shots. He shot 47.4 percent from the field, including 33.9 percent from 3-point range, and made 87.5 percent of his shots at the free-throw line. He scored in double figures in all but three games, eclipsed the 20-point mark 14 times and went over 30 points twice. He’s already 12th on the team's all-time scoring list with 1,406 career points.
Hamilton, which received votes in the 2019-20 D3hoops.com preseason Top 25 poll, kicked off the season at Drew University’s Rose City Classic in Madison, N.J., on Saturday, Nov. 16.
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Other Continentals' winter sports are also beginning action. Women’s basketball plays SUNY Poly on Nov. 22 at the Cardinal Classic; Men’s and women’s swimming and diving are at SUNY New Paltz on Nov. 22; women’s hockey visits Williams on Nov. 22; men’s hockey hosts Wesleyan on Nov. 22; men’s and women’s squash compete against Bowdoin at Wesleyan on Nov. 23.