Men's college basketball

Net gain: DePatsy sets three-point records for Maine Maritime Academy

Former Panther Nicholas DePatsy sets mark for most 3-pointers in game, single season
By Zack Miller | Feb 12, 2019
Courtesy of: Maine Maritime Athletics Nicholas DePatsy.

Castine — To anyone who has followed Nicholas DePatsy's impressive basketball career, getting the ball through the hoop has never been a problem for the former Panther and current Mariner court standout.

From his high school days when he helped Medomak Valley reach state and regional championship games in Class A and B, and scored more than 1,000 points, DePatsy has taken his game to a new level, at the next level.

DePatsy, a junior at Maine Maritime Academy, etched his name in Mariner history, while he set a personal-best as well, in a game against Thomas College of Waterville on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The international business and logistics major's shooting stroke was pure against the Terriers, as he scored 33 points, a personal-best, while he also hit 9-of-13 3-pointers, which gave him 88 for the season, with one game to play.

The nine 3-pointers in the game is a school record for the Mariners, while DePatsy's 88 treys in a season — and counting — is a school record as well.

"It’s a great honor to have broken both the most threes in a game and most threes in a season, especially at a school as prestigious as Maine Maritime," DePatsy said. "During the game it never crossed my mind how many points I had, or how many threes I was making."

"My teammates did a great job of finding me for open shots, and I was just able to knock them down," DePatsy said. "We have been having a record-setting year down here at MMA, so it’s only fitting that this game would’ve happened for me. Hopefully we can continue our great season next Saturday in the playoffs."

According to MMA, DePatsy is second all-time in 3-pointers made in his career with 235, and is the first Mariner player since 2005 to score 33 points in a game.

DePatsy has started every game this season, has averaged 36.6 minutes, 16.1 points, four rebounds and 2.9 assists. The Waldoboro native has connected on 45.6 percent of his 3-pointers this season, which is the highest mark of his career.

DePatsy has increased his three-point percentage each year in college, from 37.7 his freshman season to 38.4 in his sophomore year.

"Nick is an integral part of our team," said Mariner coach Dan McNeely. "He has great shooting ability, and his leadership qualities have really taken off since I have been the coach at Maine Maritime Academy. Nick is a big reason why we have won the most games at MMA in 13 years, and I am excited to see what the rest of this season holds for Nick."

"Nick leads the North Atlantic Conference in three-point percentage, and he is top-five in scoring," said McNeely. "Not only is Nick outstanding on the court, but he is just as impressive off [it]. Nick is in the international business and logistics program here at MMA and maintains a 3.5 [grade-point average]. We would not have the success we have had this season without Nick on and off the floor."

The Mariners are 11-12 overall and 7-6 in the NAC, as one regular-season game remains on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at home against Husson University of Bangor.

DePatsy also is closing in on 1,000 career points in college. He has 934, with one regular-season and at least one playoff game left.

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