The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2012-13 College Division All-State Men’s Basketball Team on Friday. Ten players representing eight different North Carolina Universities and Colleges were named to the 2012-13 NCCSIA College Division All-State Teams.
UNC Pembroke had two selections on the first-team while Barton College, Queens University of Charlotte and Winston-Salem State University each had one player selected.
Barton standout and Burlington, N.C., native Gerald Boston averaged 22.1 points per game this season and helped lead the Bulldogs to a 23-8 record and their second-straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament. Along the way, he averaged a team-best 22.1 points, 5.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game, while also ranking eighth, nationally, with an 89.6 percent success rate from the free throw line.
Garner product Antonio Stabler produced 20.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game this season in pacing Queens University of Charlotte to a 15-12 mark. Stabler, who was selected to participate in the 2013 Reese’s Division II College All-Star Game at season’s end, shot 52 percent from the field and 78.2 percent from the charity stripe as well. He finished his collegiate career at Queens ranking seventh on the program’s all-time scoring list.
Shahmel Brackett turned in 16.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists in leading the Braves to a 22-10 clip and their second trip to the NCAA postseason in the last three years. Having finished his career among the Peach Belt Conference’s top 10 scoring leaders, Brackett shot nearly 43 percent from the field in 2012-13, including a deadly 40.4 percent success rate from the perimeter. This is Brackett’s fourth-straight selection to the All-State team.
George Blakeney, a Tarboro, N.C., native, ranked fifth nationally with 14 double-doubles and completed his senior season with averages of 14.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. The big man connected on better than 56 percent of his shots from the field and joined Brackett on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Region squad. He also became the first UNCP player to earn first team all-PBC nods in 17 years.
Justin Glover, a native of Siler City, N.C., averaged 17.3 points per game in leading Winston-Salem State to a 21-7 record and its third-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Glover shot nearly 41 percent from the field, including a 33 percent success rate from 3-point territory, en route to being named first team All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). A defensive stalwart as well, Glover turned in more than two steals per game, while also averaging a paltry 1.4 turnovers an outing as well.
In addition to the first team honorees, five players garnered second team all-state laurels as well. That list includes Wingate’s Odell Turner, Greensboro’s Damian Dixon and Luqman Tijani, Lenoir-Rhyne’s Denzel Dillingham and Guilford’s Josh Pittman.
Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.
Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.
NCCSSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.
North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association 2012-13 College Division All-State Men’s Basketball Teams
First Team Pos. Name Class School Hometown G Gerald Boston Sr. Barton College Burlington, N.C. F Antonio Stabler Sr. Queens University of Charlotte Garner, N.C. G Shahmel Brackett & % Sr. UNC Pembroke Florence, S.C. F George Blakeney % Sr. UNC Pembroke Tarboro, N.C. G Justin Glover & Sr. Winston-Salem State University Siler City, N.C. Second Team Pos. Name Class School Hometown F Odell Turner Sr. Wingate University Charlotte, N.C. G Damian Dixon Jr. Greensboro College Tampa, Fla. G Luqman Tijani Sr. Greensboro College Hickory, N.C. G Denzel Dillingham So. Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory, N.C. G Josh Pittman % Sr. Guilford College Archdale, N.C. & - Named to 2011-12 All-State Team % - Named to 2010-11 All-State Team