ELMHURST, Ill. – Three Summit League men's basketball players were named to National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District teams. North Dakota State's Lawrence Alexander and South Dakota State's Cody Larson received first team honors while Obi Emegano of Oral Roberts was named to the second team, all coming in District 12.
The selections marked the second consecutive season that The Summit League had a trio of all-district honorees and the fifth time in the past six years that at least three players recognized. Awards were selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC.
Alexander was named The Summit League's Player of the Year and Tournament MVP this season. He averaged 18.9 points and 4.5 rebounds in 38.5 minutes per game for the year, leading the league in scoring and minutes. Alexander set a new NDSU single-season record with 104 three-pointers made this season, and his three-point percentage of 44.1 percent ranks eighth-best in the nation.
Larson earned All-Summit League First Team and Newcomer of the Year honors in 2015 after averaging 13.9 points and a team-high 7.2 rebounds per game in his senior season. He also added a team-high 37 blocks, the 10th best single-season total in SDSU history.
Emegano was a two-time Summit League Player of the Week and first team All-Summit League selection. He led ORU in scoring at 18.3 ppg, the second best mark in the league. Emegano was 205-260 from the free throw line this year, fourth in the nation, and scored a career high 34 points in ORU's win over Summit League regular season co-champion North Dakota State.
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In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 65 All-Americans, 60 Academic All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org, follow on Twitter @thesummitleague, download The Summit League's Front Row app, and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.