Gray, Sacre Recognized For NABC All-District 9 Honors
March 9, 2011
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Gonzaga University senior guard Steven Gray and junior center Robert Sacre have been selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 9 team announced Wednesday.
Gray was a first-team selection while Sacre garnered second-team honors. It is the first NABC All-District honor for both players.
Gray is averaging a team-leading 13.8 ppg and 3.9 assists/game as the Bulldogs prepare for their 13th straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. His 1,398 career points rank 16th .The Zags also wrapped up an 11th straight West Coast Conference regular-season title this year. Gray also averages 3.8 rpg and 1.7 steals/game. He is a two-time All-WCC first-team selection.
Sacre is averaging 12.5 ppg and a team-high 6.2 rpg. He became the fourth Bulldog to block 100 career shots, entering the NCAA Tournament with 135 to rank third. His 62 blocks this season rank third on the Gonzaga single-season charts.
Joining Gray on the first team are two familiar foes, Mickey McConnell of Saint Mary's College and Kevin Foster of Santa Clara University. Orlando Johnson of UC Santa Barbara and Casper Wade of Long Beach State University round out the first team. In addition to Sacre the second team consists of Rob Jones of Saint Mary's, Michael Williams of the University of San Francisco, Sam Willard of the University of the Pacific and Larry Anderson of Long Beach State.
The NABC All-District teams are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC. The 245 student-athletes from 24 districts are eligible for the State Farm Coaches' Division I All-America teams to be announced April 2 at 9:30 a.m. EDT at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston during the NABC Convention and NCAA Final Four.
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