March 5, 2009

Daniel Northern named to NABC all-district second-team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ‐‐ Tennessee Tech senior Daniel Northern has been named second-team all-district by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), recognizing the nation’s best men’s collegiate basketball student‐athletes.

Northern led Tech in scoring with 12.6 points per game, and topped the OVC with 73 blocked shots. He posted 11 double-doubles during his final campaign, and wrapped up his three-year career at Tech with 879 points.

"I think the all-district team will closely reflect the voting for the all-conference team," said head coach Mike Sutton. "I'm pleased that he has received this type of recognition. He led the OVC in blocked shots and he was among the top players in the league in several categories."

Northern's selection marks the ninth time that a Golden Eagle player has been voted to theNABC all-district squad. Previous winners include Earl Wise (1989, 1990), John Best (1993), Lorenzo Coleman (1997), Larrie Smith (2001), Damien Kinloch (2002, 2003), and Willie Jenkins (2004).

Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student‐athletes represent the finest basketball players across America. The 240 student‐athletes, from 24 districts which were realigned this season, are now eligible for the State Farm Coaches’ Division I All‐America teams to be announced on Saturday, April 4, at Hoop City in the COBO Center, as part of the 2009 NABC Convention in Detroit.

NABC District 19
First Team
Lester Hudson, Tennessee-Martin
Drake Reed, Austin Peay
Mike Rose, Eastern Kentucky
Kenneth Faried, Morehead State
Wes Channels, Austin Peay

Second Team
Danero Thomas, Murray State
Gerald Robinson Jr., Tennessee State
Daniel Northern, Tennessee Tech
Leon Buchannon, Morehead State