KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Elon University men’s basketball juniors Lucas Troutman and Jack Isenbarger were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District team, the organization announced today, March 28. Troutman was a first team selection, while Isenbarger picked up second team honors.
Troutman, a first-team All-Southern Conference selection, ranked fifth in the SoCon in scoring at 15.1 points per game and second in field-goal percentage with a 54.6 percent clip. Troutman tallied a league and Elon single-season best 64 blocks this season, setting the school record for blocked shots in a career on Feb. 16. The Belton, S.C., native was named the SoCon Player of the Week twice this season on Nov. 27 and Feb. 5. Troutman scored his 1,000th career point on Feb. 2 in a home victory over Samford, tying a career-high with 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds and six blocked shots. Troutman was named the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Regional Games Most Outstanding Player on Nov. 18 after leading Elon to the tournament’s title. During the two-day tournament, Troutman averaged 16.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocks per game. Troutman scored in doubles figures 27 times this season, including a streak of 22-straight games from Nov. 13 to Feb. 7. Troutman was also named to the SoCon All-Tournament team.
Isenbarger, a third-team All-SoCon honoree this season, finished the year second in the conference in three-pointers made with 82 and in free-throw percentage at 86.5 percent. Isenbarger finished the season 16th in the league in scoring at 13.2 points per game and 10th in the conference in minutes played at 31.8 per game. The Zionsville, Ind., native scored in double figures 23 times this season, including a season-high 25 at VMI on Nov. 24. Isenbarger scored his 1,000th career point on Jan. 24 against Chattanooga, pouring in a game-high 23 points.
Elon finished the 2012-13 season with 21 victories, the most in the school’s Division I era and most since the 1973-74 season. The Phoenix earned a postseason appearance for the first time in Elon’s Division I era this year as well when it played in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT).