Sharry of Middlebury Honored as All-America for Second Time
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Thursday the 2012 NABC Coaches' Division III All-America teams. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America.
Among the selections was NESCAC Player of the Year Ryan Sharry (Braintree, Mass.), a senior forward from Middlebury. Sharry was honored on the All-America Second Team for the second year in a row. He is the only player from the conference to be recognized as All-America by the NABC this season.
Sharry, who missed the first five games of the season due to injury, finished his final year with the Panthers as one of only two players in the NESCAC to average a double-double with a league-leading and career-high 18.8 points per game - over five points higher than his average scoring total from 2010-11 - along with 10.3 rebounds per game, second in the conference. He paced his squad in scoring in 16 of the 25 games he appeared in, including a remarkable 41 points in a 123-111 victory at Rensselaer on Jan. 3, the most points by a conference player in a single game in over eight years. Sharry was one of the most accurate shooters in the country this season, hitting nearly 62 percent of his shots.
As good as he was on the offensive end, Sharry made key contributions to the Middlebury defense with 7.48 rebounds on the defensive glass and a conference-best 2.0 blocks per game. In addition to being named NESCAC Player of the Year, Sharry collected All-NESCAC accolades for the third consecutive season with his second-straight appointment to the First Team.
Sharry was named as one of 10 finalists for the Jostens Trophy, given annually to a player who excels on the floor, in the classroom, and in the community, earlier this month. He was also selected to participate in the NABC All-Star Game prior to the national championship on March 17 at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.
2012 NABC COACHES' DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
DaQuan Brooks, Western Connecticut,
5-10, Senior, Guard, Atlanta, Ga.
Chad Burridge, Oswego State, 6-7, Senior, Center, Hannibal, N.Y.
Chris Davis, UW-Whitewater, 6-6, Senior, Forward, Madison, Wis.
David Krombeen, Hope, 6-2, Senior, Guard, Grandville, Mich.
AJ Matthews, Farmingdale State, 7-0, Junior, Forward, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tim McCrary, Wheaton (Ill.), 6-6. Senior, Forward, Wilmette, Ill.
Georgio Milligan, Franklin and Marshall, 6-2, Senior, Guard, Spring Valley, N.Y.
DJ Woodmore, Virginia Wesleyan, 6-3, Sophomore, Guard, Virginia Beach, Va.
2012 NABC COACHES' DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Seth Anderson, Gustavus Adolphus,
6-1, Senior, Guard, Minnesota Lake, Minn.
Tim Brady, Ohio Wesleyan, 6-4, Senior, Forward, Dublin, Ohio
Lance Brown, William Paterson, 6-4, Junior, Guard/Forward, Teaneck, N.J.
Travis Clark, Lake Forest, 6-5, Senior, Post, Evanston, Ill.
Cory Lemons, Cabrini, 5-10, Senior, Guard, Wilmington, Del.
Ryan Sharry, Middlebury, 6-8, Senior, Forward, Braintree, Mass.
Jared Suderley, Hartwick, 6-6, Sophomore, Forward, Newport, N.Y.
Conley Taylor, Christopher Newport, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Newport News, Va.
2012 NABC COACHES' DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
Ray Askew, Albertus Magnus, 6-6,
Senior, Forward, Hamden, Conn.
Chris Blees, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 6-5, Graduate, Forward, Carmichael, Calif.
Winston Douglas, Medgar Evers, 6-4, Junior, Guard, Hempstead, N.Y.
Greg Ross, Centre, 6-4, Senior, Forward, Cincinnati, Ohio
Corey Shontz, John Carroll, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Andover, Ohio
Ethan Spurlin, Transylvania, 6-4, Junior, Forward, Stanford, Ky.
Ralph Temgoua, St. Lawrence, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Paris, France
Perry Wright, Widener, 6-3, Senior, Forward, Severn, Md.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, Mo., the NABC was founded in 1927 by 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.