National Association of Basketball Coaches Announces
2012 NABC Coaches’ Division III All-America Teams
Western's DaQuan Brooks named First-Team All American
KANSAS CITY, MO. (March 15, 2012) -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2012 NABC Coaches’ Division III All-America teams. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America.
Western Connecticut's DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, GA/Bristol Eastern (CT) HS) was named to the First Team and is the first Colonial male player ever to be named to the nation's top team.
This past season, Brooks was named Little East Conference Player of the Year for the third straight season after being named LEC Rookie of the Year in 2008-09.
During his senior campaign, he became the school’s all-time scorer with 2,269 points, surpassing John Osborne’s (1963-67) mark of 1,813 points, a record that stood for 45 years. He also broke the school’s career assist record and finished with 467 assists in 107 games, for an average of 4.4 per game.
Brooks hit 100 three pointes this past season and was just under 80% accuracy from the free-throw line (201 of 252).
For the season, he scored 815 points (29.1 ppg) and increased his scoring average 7.3 points a game from his junior campaign. Game highs for the season include: 52 points in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Christopher Newport University – including 45 of the team’s 58 points in the second half, 38 of his 45 second-half points against CNU came in the final 13:02, lifting the Colonials from a seven-point deficit.
He helped the Colonials to their 12th NCAA Tournament appearance and second straight second-round appearance.
He handed out a season and career-high 15 assists in a win over Plymouth State University in the final regular-season game on February 18.
2012 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
DaQuan Brooks, Western Connecticut, 5-10, Senior, Guard, Atlanta, Ga.
Chad Burridge, Oswego State, 6-7, Senior, Center, Hannibal, N.Y.
Chris Davis, UW-Whitewater, 6-6, Senior, Forward, Madison, Wis.
David Krombeen, Hope, 6-2, Senior, Guard, Grandville, Mich.
AJ Matthews, Farmingdale State, 7-0, Junior, Forward, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tim McCrary, Wheaton (Ill.), 6-6. Senior, Forward, Wilmette, Ill.
Georgio Milligan, Franklin and Marshall, 6-2, Senior, Guard, Spring Valley, N.Y.
DJ Woodmore, Virginia Wesleyan, 6-3, Sophomore, Guard, Virginia Beach, Va.
2012 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Seth Anderson, Gustavus Adolphus, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Minnesota Lake, Minn.
Tim Brady, Ohio Wesleyan, 6-4, Senior, Forward, Dublin, Ohio
Lance Brown, William Paterson, 6-4, Junior, Guard/Forward, Teaneck, N.J.
Travis Clark, Lake Forest, 6-5, Senior, Post, Evanston, Ill.
Cory Lemons, Cabrini, 5-10, Senior, Guard, Wilmington, Del.
Ryan Sharry, Middlebury, 6-8, Senior, Forward, Braintree, Mass.
Jared Suderley, Hartwick, 6-6, Sophomore, Forward, Newport, N.Y.
Conley Taylor, Christopher Newport, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Newport News, Va.
2012 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
Ray Askew, Albertus Magnus, 6-6, Senior, Forward, Hamden, Conn.
Chris Blees, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 6-5, Graduate, Forward, Carmichael, Calif.
Winston Douglas, Medgar Evers, 6-4, Junior, Guard, Hempstead, N.Y.
Greg Ross, Centre, 6-4, Senior, Forward, Cincinnati, Ohio
Corey Shontz, John Carroll, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Andover, Ohio
Ethan Spurlin, Transylvania, 6-4, Junior, Forward, Stanford, Ky.
Ralph Temgoua, St. Lawrence, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Paris, France
Perry Wright, Widener, 6-3, Senior, Forward, Severn, Md.