Postseason Awards for ODAC Men's Hoops
Phillips a Double All-American, Nunley and Woodmore Earn Top Awards
FOREST, Va. --- Both the National
Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and D3hoops.com recently
released their All-Region and All-America teams, of which the ODAC
was well-represented. Eastern Mennonite wing Todd Phillips
earned an All-America nod from each outlet, heading a group of six
ODAC men's hoops players and coaches that were honored over the
The 2011 ODAC Player of the Year, Phillips turned an All-South Region First Team honor from both sources into a NABC All-America Third Team accolade and a D3hoops.com Honorable Mentnion All-America award. He was named an All-American by D3hoops.com in 2010 as well. Phillips was second in the ODAC in scoring this season and top four in four other categories. He finished with averages of 18.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, as he increased his scoring average for the third straight time. He registered 2.2 steals per game and finished with the most steals in EMU history at 188.
Virginia Wesleyan's D.J. Woodmore added to his ODAC Rookie of the Year and Second Team awards with two honors from D3hoops.com. The Virginia Beach-native was named the All-South Region Rookie of the Year, and later tabbed the National Rookie of the Year. Woodmore, who helped lead the Marlins to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament, finished the year 10th in the ODAC in scoring at 13.8 points per game. He ranked fourth in free throw percentage (81.3%) and fifth in three-point shooting (41.1%).
Randolph head coach Clay Nunley also turned his ODAC top award into a regional top honor. Nunley was tabbed by the NABC as the All-South Region Coach of the Year. He helped lead his WildCats to the program's first title game in the four-year history of the program. Randolph set a new team record for wins in a season with 18, defeated a pair of national top-25 ranked teams (by D3hoops.com), and earned votes towards the D3hoops.com national poll for the first time in program history.
Randolph-Macon forward Danny Jones earned a pair of regional awards. The NABC tabbed the Yellow Jackets' senior to their All-South Region First Team, while D3hoops.com awarded him third team honors. Jones averaged 13.9 points per game (9th in the ODAC) and led the league with a 60.4-percent mark from the field. He will graduate as the 23rd leading scorer in R-MC Men's Basketball history with 1,277 points over his four-year stay in Ashland. Jones finished his career by playing in the second annual NABC/Reese's All-Star Game prior to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship Game in Salem, Va.
Harrison George represented Hampden-Sydney and the ODAC on the D3hoops.com All-South Region Second Team. George, a 2011 All-ODAC First Team choice, led the conference in scoring at 20.0 points per game. The Tigers' sophomore also snared 8.0 rebounds per game, which is second only to the 8.4 boards averaged by Bridgewater's Rick Maloney. George also led the team and was fourth in the conference in field goal percentage (56.1%).
Randolph sophomore Colton Hunt turned his All-ODAC First Team nod into a third team spot on the D3hoops.com All-South Region team. Hunt, who also earned the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award for men's basketball, finished seventh in the league in scoring at 15.6 points per game. He was second in steals (61) and eighth in three-point shooting (40.0%).
For a look at the complete NABC and D3hoops.com All-Region and All-America teams, click on the links below. For more information on each of the honorees, visit the websites of their host institutions, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.
NABC All-Region Teams
NABC All-American Teams
D3hoops.com All-Region Teams
D3hoops.com All-Americ Teams