Christian Lutete Garners NABC All-District Accolades

Christian Lutete Garners NABC All-District Accolades

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – UMass Lowell graduate student Christian Lutete (Silver Spring, Md.) has earned one more post-season honor to close out his successful collegiate career, as he was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 1 Second Team on Monday.

With this honor, Lutete becomes the River Hawks’ first-ever two-time Division I NABC All-District selection after receiving a First Team nod last year.

The guard wrapped up his final season first for the River Hawks and second in the America East with 19.3 points per game. He added a team-best 7.0 rebounds per game and a 51.6 field goal percentage. He also set a Division I single-season program record with 619 total points.

On November 8 at LIU, Lutete broke a 53-year-old school record with an incredible, 51-point performance. In doing so, he became just the second America East player ever to tally 50 or more points in a single contest and the first to do so in 25 years. Lutete also set a new career-high and DI program record with 16 field goals in that contest, while matching a personal-best seven threes.

Later in the year on December 4, Lutete became the 43rd member of UMass Lowell’s prestigious 1,000 Career Point Club against Sacred Heart.

He finished his tenure with 30, 20+ point scoring games and 14 double-doubles, and is ranked second on the school’s Division I record list for career field goal percentage (52.5).

Lutete also received America East All-Conference Second Team and All-Academic Team honors for the second season, in addition to making history as the program’s first-ever CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team selection.

The All-District teams are selected and voted on by NCAA Division I member coaches of the NABC. Lutete was one of just five America East student-athletes to earn NABC All-District accolades this season.

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