KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2019 NABC Coaches' Division III All-America teams, and Keene State College men's basketball senior Ty Nichols (Springfield, Mass.) is among those honored. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III, these student-athletes represent the most outstanding basketball players across America in their division.
Nichols, a second team selection, is the fourth All-American in KSC men's basketball history and the third to be named by the NABC, joining Chris Coates (first team All-American in 2000-2001) and Dave Stantial (second team All-American in 2001-2002). Tyler Kathan was also named to the d3hoops.com All-America third team in 2008-2009.
Additionally, Nichols was also a member of the NABC Coaches' Division III All-District First Team, as announced Wednesday. These teams recognize the best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in each of the eight regions across the country, selected by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III. The Northeast First Team featured Nichols, Bobby Casey (Williams College), Marcos Echevarria (Nichols College), Bradley Jomard (MIT), Grant Robinson (Amherst College), and District Player of the Year Kena Gilmour (Hamilton College).
The awards are just more in a long line for Nichols, who was recognized by d3hoops.com and selected for the NABC Division III All-Star game earlier this week.
Nichols will put on a Keene State uniform one more time when he plays in the 2019 Reese's Division III College All-Star game at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 in Fort Wayne, Ind., the site of this year's D-III Final Four. The game can be viewed on d3hoops.com.
2019 NABC COACHES' DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA:
Ben Boots, UW Oshkosh, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Kimberly, Wis.
Booker Coplin, Augsburg, 6-3, Junior, Guard, Shakopee, Minn.
Jack Davidson, Wabash, 6-1, Sophomore, Guard, Fishers, Ind.
Kena Gilmour, Hamilton, 6-4, Junior, Guard, New Paltz, N.Y.
Edvinas Rupkus, Skidmore, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Naujoji Akmene, Lithuania
Sam Toney, New Jersey City, 6-4, Junior, Forward, Plainfield, N.J.
Dimitrius Underwood, UT Dallas, 6-2, Junior, Guard, Mesquite, Texas
Cam Wiley, Swarthmore, 6-0, Senior, Guard, Atlanta, Ga.
Buzz Anthony, Randolph Macon, 5-11, Sophomore, Guard, Arnold, Md.
Marcus Carter, Christopher Newport, 6-2, Senior, Guard, Williamsburg, Va.
Aston Francis, Wheaton (Ill.), 6-1, Senior, Guard, Tyler, Texas
Ryan Garver, Nebraska Wesleyan, 6-3, Senior, Forward, Lincoln, Neb.
Ty Nichols, Keene State, 6-3, Senior, Forward, Springfield, Mass.
Jonathan Patron, Plattsburgh State, 6-2, Senior, Forward, Huntington, N.Y.
Christian Taylor, Staten Island, 6-1, Junior, Guard, Staten Island, N.Y.
Austin Schreck, Capital, 6-3, Senior, Guard, Erlanger, Ky.
Jason Bady, York (Pa.), 6-0, Senior, Guard, West Chester, Pa.
Austin Butler, Whitman, 6-3, Senior, Wing, Los Angeles, Calif.
Will Carius, Monmouth, 6-7, Junior, Forward, Bettendorf, Iowa
Ryan Clamage, Rochester, 6-5, Senior, Guard, Lake Forest, Ill.
Will Crumly, Covenant, 6-9, Sophomore, Forward, Marietta, Ga.
Cam Fails, Hanover, 5-11, Senior, Guard, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bradley Jomard, MIT, 6-6, Senior, Guard/Forward, Paris, France
Gabriel Leifer, Yeshiva, 6-5, Junior, Forward, Lawrence, N.Y.
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 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.