KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sewanee forward Adrian Thomas has been selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches South Region All-District First Team, the association announced on Monday.
The Chattanooga, Tenn. native finished his sophomore campaign leading the Southern Athletic Association in rebounds per game with 9.6 and second in points per contest with 18.4. His 57.1 percent mark from the field ranks fifth in the conference.
Nationally, the SAA Player of the Year ranks 47th in rebounds per contest and 53rd in field goal percentage, as well as in the category of defensive rebounds per game (6.8).
Sewanee finished 14-11 in the 2018 regular season under first year head coach Mick Hedgepeth, and the program finished second in the SAA standings.
The 2018 NABC Coaches' Division III All-District teams and coaches recognize the best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division, selected by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III.
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.
2018 NABC South Region All-District Team
James Contreras, Jr., Averett
Caleb Thomasson, Sul Ross
Josh Freund, Roanoke
Keenan Gumbs, Schreiner
Adrian Thomas, Sewanee
Nate West, LeTourneau
Chase Branscomb, Emory and Henry
Adam Gigax, Emory
Travion Kirkendoll, Centenary (LA)
Khyce Randall, Howard Payne
Whit Rapp, Emory
Coach of the Year: Dan Miller, LeTourneau