Okoye Named to NABC Division I District 3 Team
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Release: 03/26/2013
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Senior forward Stan Okoye
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LEXINGTON, Va. - Virginia Military Instiute senior forward Stan Okoye (Raleigh, N.C.) has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I District 3 first team. The NABC made the announcement Monday from its office in Kansas City, Missouri.

Okoye was one of 242 players from around the nation honored among 24 districts and was one of six players selected from the Big South Conference for the first and second District 3 squads. District 3 honorees are chosen from players who attend Big South Conference and Atlantic Sun Conference member institutions.

Okoye becomes the first player to receive the honor since forward Reggie Williams was named NABC District 3 in 2007-08.

Okoye led the Big South Conference in scoring (21.5) and rebounding (9.4) and named 2012-13 Big South Player of the Year and first team All-Conference after garnering preseason BSC Player of the year honors last fall. Okoye led league in defensive rebounds (6.8) and was.named Big South Player of the Week five times during the season and also was named to the BSC All-Academic team. The Economics and Business major posted 12 double-double games on the season and produced eight 30+-point games and 17 games of 20 points or more. Okoye became only the fifth player in Big South history to lead the league in scoring and rebounding the same season.

The District teams are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC and the all-district recipients are eligible for the NACB Coaches' Division I All-America teams.

 

 


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