KANSAS CITY, MO - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2016-17 NABC Division I All-District teams and coaches. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division I, these student-athletes and coaches represent the finest basketball players and coaches across America. Among those student-athletes, Jordan Washington was honored on the District 1 First Team.
A unanimous All-MAAC First Team selection, Washington joins the NABC list after leading the Maroon & Gold to a second straight MAAC Championship and automatic NCAA Tournament berth. The Queens native finished with team-highs of 18.0 points per-game and 7.6 rebounds per-game while ranking 12th in the nation with 236 free throw attempts and 25th with 233 made field goals.
Washington put together back-to-back doubles to end the season, starting with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the MAAC Championship Final against Siena to earn Most Outstanding Player honors. He followed up with 22 and 12 rebounds as the No. 14 seed Gaels went up against No. 3 Oregon in the First Round of the Midwest Region in the NCAA Tournament last Friday.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.com.
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