KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Augusta University men's basketball star Deane Williams has been named a first-team selection to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District team. The NABC announced the 88 student-athletes from each region on Monday afternoon.
Williams, a senior from Bristol, England, capped off a four-year career by leading the Jaguars to a postseason run. Williams helped lead Augusta to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament and to a Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament championship. He was voted the Peach Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year and Co-Player of the Year, while picking up first-team All-Conference honors as well. He was also named D2CCA All-Region recently.
He averaged a team-best 16.0 points per game, 9.2 rebounds per game, 2.4 blocks per game, and 2.0 assists per game this season. Williams posted 13 double-doubles this season blocked 80 shots, including nine in the NCAA Southeast Region Championship game vs. Queens. Williams reached 1,000 career points this season and finishes his tenure ranked second all-time for the Jaguars in blocks, fifth in rebounds, and 11th in scoring.
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2019 NABC COACHES' DIVISION II ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS & COACHES
DaQuan Abram, Belmont Abbey
Kendrick Colvin, Emmanuel
Ty'Lik Evans, USC Aiken
Brandon Parker, Francis Marion
Shaun Willett, Queens
Deane Williams, Augusta
Daniel Carr, Queens
Marco Haskins, Wingate
Akia Pruitt, UNC Pembroke
Taylor, Cornelius, Lincoln Memorial
Jameel Taylor, Catawba
Coach of the Year: Bart Lundy, Queens
About Augusta Men's Basketball
The Augusta University men's basketball team is led by head coach Dip Metress. On May 10, 2004, Metress was introduced as the fifth head coach in program history. He previously led the Belmont Abbey Crusaders (1996-04) and was an assistant for the Jaguars under Clint Bryant (1989-95). He has never had a losing season in his 15 seasons at the helm of the Jaguars. A two-time Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year, Metress and the Jags hosted five straight NCAA Regional Tournaments from 2007-11 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight three seasons in a row. He was named the South Atlantic Coach of the Year in 2007, the Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 2009, and the NABC Southeast District Coach of the Year in 2011.
Augusta men's hoops has retired four numbers in its 52-year history: Ben Madgen (1), Keshun Sherrill (10), Tyrekus 'AJ' Bowman (23), and Keenan Mann (32). The Jaguars have reached the NCAA tournament 11 times and won their region three times.
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