KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Redshirt-senior Anthony Lee of the Kutztown University men’s basketball team added another accolade to his impressive resume, earning a nod on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Coaches Division II All-District First Team.
It is the second straight season Lee has been named to the NABC All-District team, receiving Second Team recognition last year. So far this offseason, the Willow Grove native has been named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-Atlantic Region First Team and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East First Team, while garnering the PSAC East Athlete of the Year to boot.
The NABC recognizes the best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division. They are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in Division II. There are 88 total student-athletes voted to the selective teams.
Lee, who was a two-year captain, will go down as one of the best men’s players in program history. He had a decorated career, and did it in several statistical categories, showing the epitome of a ‘team-player.’ Lee finished his time in Maroon and Gold second all-time and fourth in PSAC history in career points (2,292), first in three-pointers made (275), second in field goals made (773), third in steals (200) and free-throws (471), eighth in rebounds (656) and blocks (102) and ninth in assists (324).
Lee holds school records for points in a game (50) and season (822), scoring average for a season (27.4 ppg), three-pointers made in a game (8), season (92) and career (275), three-point percentage in a season (.516) and career (.468), and free-throw percentage in a season (90.1). His average of 19.4 points per game (ppg) through his four years ranks fourth all-time at KU. He was a 2018 All-Atlantic Region Second Teamer and the 2019 Lehigh Valley Small College Basketball Media Organization Pete Nevins Player of the Year. Lee was also a seven-time PSAC East Athlete of the Week honoree throughout his career.
The Golden Bears (16-14 overall) 2018-19 campaign ended in the PSAC Quarterfinals Wednesday, March 6, in a loss at top seed East Stroudsburg. In that game, Lee recorded his first career triple-double and the first one for Kutztown since Stephen Dennis back on Dec. 2, 2009. He finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists, and also added two blocks and one steal and never left the court, playing in 40 minutes. Lee finished his career scoring in double-figures for 59 straight games.
Kutztown had its fifth straight season of at least 16 wins and sixth consecutive season it made the postseason. KU has advanced to at least the quarterfinals each of the last five years.