31 Sam Leclerc
31 Sam Leclerc
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Year: Sr
Hometown: Fayette, Maine
High School: Winthrop
Position: G

A six-foot-one guard who gave the Falcons two quality seasons after transferring from Bryant University ... played in 59 games for the Falcons, all but two as a starter, after appearing in 44 contests for the Division I Bulldogs from 2008-10 ... as a Bentley player, averaged 11.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists … scored a total of 772 points as a collegian.

2011-12 Season

Earned first-team All-Northeast-10 and second team National Basketball Coaches Association Division II All-East District honors after leading the Falcons in scoring (15.5 ppg) and rebounds (6.1 average) … started every game, playing an average of 34 minutes … only NE-10 player to make at least 60 threes and 80 free throws, finishing with 74 three-balls and 101 FT … in the conference rankings, was third in three-point accuracy (.448), fourth in three-pointers, fifth in defensive rebounds (5.4), fifth in three throws (3.7), sixth in minutes, sixth in free throw percentage (.835), seventh in scoring, seventh in free throw attempts (4.5) and 11th in rebounds (6.1) … averaged 17 points and made 47 percent of his threes on the road … scored in doubles 23 times, including the final 15 games of his career … five games with at least 20 points, including a career-high 30 against Southern Connecticut Jan. 30 … also had 28 against St. Michael’s Feb. 8, 26 (including 22 after halftime) in a 2-OT win at Stonehill Dec. 10 and 24 at Franklin Pierce Dec. 7 … three double-doubles, including a 15-rebound, 12-point effort against Franklin Pierce Feb. 14 … flirted with a triple-double Dec. 30 against Concordia (N.Y.) Dec. 30, finishing with 12 rebounds, nine points and eight assists … four or more three-pointers six times … named NE-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 12 after averaging 25 points and eight rebounds in wins against Franklin Pierce and Stonehill … in the two games, shot 54 percent overall while making 8 of 15 threes and 18 of 19 free throws … five appearances on NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll.

2010-11 Season: Was fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 7.8 points during his first season with the Falcons ... appeared in every game and started the final 30 ... also provided 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists a game ... 11.7 scoring average in the NCAA regional included a career-best 20 points in a first-round win over C.W. Post ... against the Pioneers, made six of ten shots overall, three of four treys and five of five free throws ... scored in double figures ten other times, with the list including 16 against Pace Jan. 19 and 15 at UMass-Lowell Dec. 1 ... career-high nine rebounds Jan. 5 against New Haven ... five assists against Pace Jan. 19 ... had a pair of four three-pointer games with his total of 47 triples third most on the team ... knocked down four of eight Nov. 13 against Concordia (N.Y.) and four of five in the Pace game. 

2009-10 Season (at Bryant)

Appeared in 17 games off the bench and averaged 1.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.6 assists ... played 11.6 minutes a game ... at Wagner on Feb. 18, set season-bests with seven points, four rebounds and 30 minutes ... also had four boards two days later against Mount St. Mary’s ... three steals at Indiana on Dec. 28. 

2008-09 Season (at Bryant)

Saw action in 27 games, with three starts at the point guard position ... averaged 3.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 15.9 minutes ... knocked down four of six three-pointers en route to a season-best 12 points at Maryland Dec. 27 ... two days later, sank three of four treys at Mount St. Mary’s ... was five of five on free throws against Cornell Jan. 12 ... finished season with season-high five assists and also scored seven points at Sacred Heart Feb. 28. 

Before College

2008 graduate of Winthrop High School, where he helped the Ramblers to the Class C state championship as a senior ... was selected as the MVP of the state tournament that year ... selected as a McDonald’s All-Star for Maine and was the Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year ... nominee for Mr. Basketball in the state of Maine ... team captain and MVP as a senior ... led the conference in points, steals and assists and ranked in the top 10 in rebounds ... Kennebec Journal Player of the Year ... Gatorade Player of the Year finalist ... earned All-State honors from the Bangor Daily News and Portland Press Herald ... 1,000-point scorer.  


Graduated May 19 with a Bachelor of Science degree in management ... minored in sociology … age as of Nov. 15, 2011: 21 ... son of Mark and Brenda Leclerc ... has two older sisters, Malorie (28) and Lindsay (25) ... National Honor Society member ... last name is pronounced “le-clair”.

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