UW's Jon Brockman is First-Team All-District Honoree
March 4, 2008
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - University of Washington junior Jon Brockman was named to the first-team All-District 14 men's basketball squad announced Tuesday by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
The NABC Division I all-district teams, recognizing the nation's best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes, were selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC. The 150 student-athletes, from 15 districts, are now eligible for the State Farm Division I All-America teams to be announced on Saturday, April 5, at the 2008 NABC Convention in San Antonio.
Brockman currently tops the Pac-10 and ranks No. 3 nationally with an average of 11.6 rebounds per game. His team-leading 17.6-point scoring average ranks fifth among Pac-10 players.
The 6-foot-7 forward has 21 double-doubles, the highest figure for a Pac-10 player this season. He tallied double-figure points in all 30 UW games, including 13 performances of 20 points or more.
Against Utah on Nov. 14, Brockman erupted for a career-high 31 points and 18 rebounds to propel the Huskies into the Preseason NIT semifinals in New York City.
Brockman made an assault on the Washington record book this season, placing his name among the school's all-time greats. His current total of 529 points ranks 15th on the UW single-season scoring list and his 1,260 career points are UW's 20th-highest figure.
He ranks No. 6 among all-time Husky single-season rebounders with 347. His 869 career rebounds are the eighth-highest total for a UW player.
Brockman was a preseason Wooden Award player of the year candidate for the second straight season and was named to the 30-player midseason list on Jan. 27. He was honored three times this season as the Pac-10 Player of the Week: on Nov. 19, Dec. 24 and Jan. 21.
A 2005 McDonald's All-American out of Snohomish (Wash.) High School, Brockman was selected to the 2007 All-Pac-10 Team and was a Pac-10 All-Freshman team pick in 2006.
Honored alongside Brockman in District 14 were California's Ryan Anderson and Stanford's Brook Lopez along with Derrick Low and Kyle Weaver from Washington State.
Oregon's Malik Hairston and Maarty Leunen were second-team picks on the District 14 squad.
Six Pac-10 players drew District 15 accolades, including first-teamers Kevin Love (UCLA), Jerryd Bayless (Arizona), James Harden (Arizona State), Darren Collison (UCLA) and O.J. Mayo (USC). Arizona's Chase Budinger was a second-team selection.
Brockman and the Huskies conclude the regular season, Saturday, Mar. 8 at 23rd-ranked Washington State. UW has a 16-14 record, including a 7-10 Pac-10 mark.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
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. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.com.
NABC ALL-DISTRICT 14 TEAMS
Brook Lopez, Stanford
Ryan Anderson, California
Jon Brockman, Washington
Kyle Weaver, Washington State
Derrick Low, Washington State
Jeremy Pargo, Gonzaga
Jaycee Carroll, Utah State
Malik Hairston, Oregon
Patrick Mills, St. Mary's
Marty Leunen, Oregon