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Vermont Boys Basketball POY: Matt St. Amour

For a list of the other Gatorade State Boys Basketball POYs, click here.

THE WINNER: Matt St. Amour


School: Missisquoi Valley Union (Swanton, Vt.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Guard
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 180 pounds

Athletic achievement: St. Amouraveraged 30.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 3.4 steals per game this past season, leading the Thunderbirds (13-9) to the Division I quarterfinals. A two-time Gatorade State Boys Basketball Player of the Year, St. Amour was also named the Burlington Free Press and Vermont Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year as a junior. He finished his prep career with 2,064 points, third in state history.

Academic excellence: St. Amour has maintained a 4.13 GPA.

Exemplary character: Also a soccer standout, he has volunteered on behalf of youth sports programs, blood-donation drives and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.


“St. Amour plays within himself and really understands the game,” said Peter Quinn, head coach at Vergennes (Vt.). “He’s a tremendous shooter who knows how to put the ball in the basket.”

THE FUTURE: St. Amour remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.



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2013-14 State Winners