March 5, 2008
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Washington State University seniors Derrick Low and Kyle Weaver have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 14 team, the organization announced. Both are now eligible for the State Farm Division I All-America teams which will be announced April 5.
This is the second-consecutive season Weaver has been named to the team, while the honor is the first for Low. The two are joined on the first team by fellow Pac-10 student-athletes Brook Lopez of Stanford, Ryan Anderson of California and Jon Brockman of Washington. A total of 150 student-athletes from 15 different districts were named to either the first or second all-district team.
Low leads the team this season with 13.8 points per game. He has scored in double-figures in 21 of the Cougars' 29 games, including the last seven, and has started every game this season. The Honolulu, Hawaii native ranks third in the conference and 80th in the nation with 2.6 3-pointers made a game and is 67th in the nation with a 39.2 3-point field goal percentage. Earlier this season Low became the 28th Cougar to score 1,000 career points. He currently ranks 16th in the WSU career record books for scoring.
Weaver is second on the team with 11.3 points per outing and leads the team and ranks fourth in the league with 1.7 steals per game. The Beloit, Wis. native is believed to be the first player in Pac-10 history to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 400 assists, 150 steals and 75 blocks in a career. Earlier this season Weaver became the 29th Cougar to score 1,000 career points. He currently ranks 24th in the WSU career scoring record books.
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.
Both Low and Weaver will make their final appearances at Friel Court as Cougars as WSU closes out its home season hosting Washington, Saturday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m.