March 27, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Washington State University men's basketball senior Brock Motum has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 20 Second Team, the organization announced. He is now one of 242 student-athletes from 24 districts eligible for the NABC Coaches' Division I All-America teams.
This marks Motum's second-consecutive honor from the NABC and the fourth-straight season the Cougars have been represented on one of the two teams, as Klay Thompson earned first team honors twice (2009-10, 2010-11) and Motum was named to the first team last season. Eleven Cougars have earned NABC All-District Honors 19 times, including 11 first team selections.
The organization divides all Division I schools into 24 districts. District 20 is made up of all 12 Pac-12 teams and each district has both a first and second team named by the NABC. Motum is joined on the second team by Dwight Powell of Stanford, Spencer Dinwiddie of Colorado, Oregon's E.J. Singler, Carrick Felix of Arizona State and C.J. Wilcox of Washington. The first team consists of Allen Crabbe of California, Shabazz Muhammad of UCLA, Arizona State's Jahii Carson and Arizona's Solomon Hill and Mark Lyons.
Motum (Brisbane, Australia), a 6-foot-10 forward finished his season leading the Pac-12 in scoring for the second-straight year with 18.7 points per game, while ranking fourth in the league in conference games only with 17.4 points per league game. He scored at least 11 points in all 32 games this season and reached double-figure scoring in 32-straight games. With 6.3 rebounds per game, Motum ranks 16th in the conference, while he's fifth in minutes played with 35.3 minutes per game. He had 5 double-doubles this season, including in two in his three final games.
In WSU's final regular season game, Motum moved into fifth on the WSU all-time career scoring list and finished his career with 1,530 points. Motum's 597 points this season ranks sixth on the single-season list. This season Motum also became just the 12th Cougar to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds in his career as he has 539 career rebounds. Motum was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week both Dec. 10 and March 11.
Last season Motum was named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player and first team All-Pac-12. This year he became the ninth Cougar to earn second team all-conference honors as it marked the 14th time a WSU student-athlete has earned the accolades. He joined Jim McKean, Don Collins and Kyle Weaver as the four Cougars to earn both first team and second team all-conference honors in their careers. WSU has had a representative on one of the first two all-conference teams each of the last seven seasons. Motum was also named to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District Team earlier this month.
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 claims 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.
NABC District 20
Jahii Carson, Arizona State
Allen Crabbe, California
Solomon Hill, Arizona
Mark Lyons, Arizona
Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA
Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado
Carrick Felix, Arizona State
Brock Motum, Washington State
Dwight Powell, Stanford
E.J. Singler, Oregon
C.J. Wilcox, Washington