Towson’s Benimon picks up NABC honor

March 26, 2013 | WNST Staff

BENIMON EARNS NABC ALL-DISTRICT FIRST TEAM HONORS
National Association of Basketball Coaches Recognizes Towson Junior

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Junior Jerrelle Benimon of Towson University has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 10 first team. The NABC announced its 24 Division I all-district teams today.

Benimon, who was named the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year and earned ECAC Division I All-Star accolades, recorded double-doubles in 20 of the Tigers’ 31 contests. He is currently tied for the second highest total in Division I. He was the CAA’s fourth-leading scorer with 17.1 points per game and reached double figures in 27 of 31 outings.

The junior forward led the CAA and ranked third in the nation with 11.2 rebounds per game and his 346 rebounds set a Towson single-season record. It was the sixth-highest total in a season in CAA history. Showing his all-around game, Benimon was also third in the conference in blocked shots (1.9 bpg) and fourth in field goal percentage (53.3 percent). He led Towson with 79 assists.

Benimon was joined on the District 10 first team by UNC Wilmington’s Keith Rendleman, Delaware’s Devon Sadler, Northeastern’s Joel Smith and William & Mary’s Marcus Thornton.

Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America. The 242 student-athletes, from 24 districts, are eligible for the NABC Coaches’ Division I All-America teams.

To see the complete list of 2012-13 NABC Division I All-District teams, visit http://www.nabc.org/awards/all_district/FINAL-2012-13NABC-D1-ALL-DISTRICT-TEAMS-3.pdf


About the National Association of Basketball Coaches

Located in Kansas City, Mo., the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “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.org.

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