Feb. 19, 2004
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the NABC Division I All-District Teams recognizing the country's best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across the country. The 150 student-athletes, from 15 districts, are now eligible for the NABC Division I All-American Team to be announced at the conclusion of the 2003-2004 NCAA men's basketball season.
University of New Mexico men's basketball played Danny Granger has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 13 team today. Granger, a junior-transfer from Metarie, La., leads the Lobos in scoring and rebounding, averaging 20.8 ppg and 9.0 rpg.
Granger has played in 16 of the Lobos' 22 games this season, sitting out the first six games of the season due to NCAA transfer rules. New Mexico has a 10-6 record since Granger and fellow transfer Troy DeVries became eligible on December 21, 2003. The 6-8, 220-pound forward also leads the Lobos in blocked shots (26) and steals (23).
This is the second-straight season a Lobo has been named to the NABC All-District team. Last season, Ruben Douglas was also a member of the All- District 13 team.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Overland Park, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary University of Kansas basketball coach. 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 claims nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. Associate memberships also are afforded to athletic directors, conference commissioners, faculty members, officials, and high school 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.
District 13 Teams
Rafael Araujo * Brugham Young
Danny Granger * New Mexico
Kirk Sander * Nevada
Nick Jacobson * Utah
Aerick Sanders * San Diego State
Michael Kuebler * Hawaii
Matt Nelson * Colorado State
Andrew Bogut * Utah
Jason Erickson * Montana State
Tim Keller * Air Force