DaQuan Brooks selected to play in NABC Reese's Division III College All-Star Game

official release from the desk of Rick Leddy - NABC Public Relations Director

KANSAS CITY, MO (Mar. 13) — The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced rosters for the 2012 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star game, which will be played as part of the 2012 NCAA®  Division III Men’s Basketball Championship.  Reese’s is the official candy partner of the NCAA.

The Reese’s Division III College All-Star game will be played on Saturday, March 17, at 4:30 p.m. (EDT), prior to the NCAA Division III championship game, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.  The teams are composed of two senior players from each of the eight regions in Division III and two seniors have been selected by online voting on D3hoops.com.

Western senior guard DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, GA) will represent the Northeast Region in the game. This past season, he averaged 29.1 points and hit a career-high 52 points in the NCAA Tournament's first round victory over Christopher Newport University.

The game will feature a pair of outstanding former coaches who have both been recipients of the NABC Division III Distinguished Service Award.  Former Ohio Wesleyan College coach Gene Mehaffey will lead the East team, while former Ohio Northern coach Gale Daugherty was selected to coach the West team.

The senior All-Star players were nominated by coaches and selected by a panel of coaches representing each region in Division III. 

Division III is the largest membership division in the NCAA, with approximately 450 member schools, 43 voting conferences and over 170,000 student-athletes.

Here are the rosters for the 2012 Reese’s Division III College All-Star game:

Reese’s WEST ALL-STAR TEAM   Coach Gale Daugherty


NAME

Number

HT/WT

POS

SCHOOL

REGION

David Michaels

15

6'7"/220

F

Whitman

West

Seth Anderson

4

6'2"/166

G

Gustavus-Adolphus

West

David Krombeen

11

6'2"/165

G

Hope

Great Lakes

Tim Brady

20

6'4"/195

F

Ohio Wesleyan

Great Lakes

Travis Clark

44

6'5"/165

F

Lake Forest

Midwest

Dylan Richter

45

6'3"/205

G

Washington U

Midwest

Tim McCrary

30

6'6" /200

F

Wheaton

Midwest

Paul Kouvaris

31

6'4"/180

F

York

Middle Atlantic

Georgio Milligan

5

6'2"/195

G

Franklin and Marshall

Middle Atlantic

Ethan Eichhorst

23

6'4/195"

F

Misericordia University

Middle Atlantic

Reese’s EAST ALL-STAR TEAM   Coach Gene Mehaffey


NAME

Number

HT/WT

POS

SCHOOL

REGION

Matt Addison

1

5'8"/172

G

Hardin Simmons

South

Conley Taylor

4

6'/170

G

Christopher Newport

South

Andrew August

20

6'6"/220

F

Montclair State

Atlantic

Jordan Young

42

6'5"/220

F

College of Staten Island

Atlantic

Chad Burridge

21

6'7/215

F

Oswego

East

Andy Stein

34

6'8"/240

F

NYU

East

Ralph Temgoua

12

6'5"/200

G

St Lawrence

East

DaQuan Brooks

23

5'10"/150

G

Western Connecticut

Northeast

Ryan Sharry

35

6'8"/210

F

Middlebury

Northeast

Reese’s Division III All-Star Game Coaches

2002 NABC Distinguished Service Award Recipient Gene Mehaffey (East)
In 20 seasons as head basketball coach at Ohio Wesleyan University, Gene Mehaffey compiled 282 wins.  His teams won four NCAC championships, three NCAC tournament titles, and in 1988 won the NCAA Division III National Championship.  Mehaffey coached for 44 years, 35 as a college head basketball coach, and compiled 525 wins. 
2000 NABC Distinguished Service Award Recipient Gale Daugherty (West)
In 20 seasons as head basketball coach at Ohio Northern University, Gale Daugherty compiled a 310-218 record and is the winningest coach in school history.  His teams won three OAC Championships, had four NCAA tournament appearances and Daugherty was selected as OAC Coach of the Year three times.  While at ONU, his teams led all Division III teams in defense on three occasions, and were ranked in the top 10 nationally 13 times. 

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, 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.

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In Division III the college experience is a time of learning and growth - a chance to follow passions and develop potential. For student-athletes in Division III, all of this happens most importantly in the classroom and through earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment, where student-athletes push themselves to excellence and build on their academic success with new challenges and life skills. And student-athletes are encouraged to pursue the full passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.ncaa.org/divisionIII.

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