Brian Fobbs of the Genesee Community College men's basketball team and a recently-committed recruit to Towson University was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) NJCAA Division II All-American Team today, April 13.
Fobbs was the lone NJCAA Region-III recipient of the group and the lone representative from any NJCAA Division II team in the state of New York. Overall, nine states were represented with just Illinois having more than a single representative with two.
In addition to Fobbs, the 2018 NABC Coaches' NJCAA Division II All-America Team also included: Kamari Bolton, North Arkansas; Catoni Collins, Lake County (IL); Tray Croft, Iowa Central; Quintin Dove, Cuyahoga (OH); Rashaad Goolsby, Phoenix (AZ); Walt Kelser, Schoolcraft (MI); Harlyn Owens II, Dakota County (MN); Holden Redparth, Highland (KS); and Deonta Terrell, Triton (IL).
The NABC Player of the Year came from the NJCAA Division-I ranks with Southern Idaho sophomore Charles Jones Jr. as its recipient.
A complete list of all three NJCAA All-American Teams can be found at: http://www.nabc.com/NABC_Releases/2018/njcaa_awards
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.