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EJ Day wins Laser's second GNAC POTY

Graduate guard EJ Day drives to the basket against Norwich on Feb. 11. Photo by Joe Giacco

Men’s basketball star EJ Day capped a historic season by being named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Year.— the first Laser to receive this honor since Jose Guitian (‘09).

Day, a graduate student from Norwalk, Connecticut, led the nation in points per game for division three with 25.8 points per game. No other player in the NCAA came within a point of Day, while the next closest player in the GNAC scored 19.7 points per game.

“It’s something that I spoke about last summer as one of my goals. I told some of my closest people I was going to do it because my whole life I was told I couldn’t do this or that at my height but I wanted to prove everyone wrong,” Day said. “Every game I go out and give my all and that’s where it got me.”

The 5’10” guard had several memorable performances with the Lasers, including four 40-point games. Day also set the university’s two top records for single game assists, recording 18 and 14 assists in back-to-back games during his final season. Day’s 322 career assists rank third in school history.

Day was an offensive juggernaut, landing in the top five all-time scorers for the Lasers with 1,610 points through his first four seasons, he also displayed his natural defensive instincts, racking up the second-most steals in program history with 150.

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