Brock Motum Earns NABC District Honors
March 14, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Washington State University junior Brock Motum has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 20 First Team, the organization announced Wednesday. He is now one of 240 student-athletes from 24 districts eligible for the NABC Coaches' Division I All-America teams, to be announced on Tuesday, March 20.
This marks the third-straight season the Cougars have been represented on the first team, as Klay Thompson earned the honors each of the last two seasons (2009-10, 2010-11). Six Cougars have been named NABC All-District First Team nine times, while six others have earned NABC All-District Second Team and Honorable Mention honors. 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 first team by Jorge Gutierrez of California, Oregon State's Jared Cunningham, Terrence Ross of Washington and Arizona's Solomon Hill.
A native of Brisbane, Australia, Motum earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors for the first time this season. The Cougars' leading scorer, Motum leads the Pac-12 and ranks 37th in the nation with 18.3 points per game, while ranking sixth in the league with 6.5 rebounds per game and fifth in the Pac-12 and 29th in the country with a .553 field goal percentage (209-for-378). He is the only Pac-12 student-athlete to rank in the top-13 in scoring, field goal percentage and rebounding this season.
Motum, a 6-foot-10 center, currently ranks seventh in WSU's record books for single-season scoring with 584 points. He also ranks tied for seventh with 209 field goals made. He has 584 points and 209 rebounds, becoming just the third Cougar all-time to record 500 points and 200 rebounds in a season.
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
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