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Article Written By Joe Arancio of Presto Sports:

The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2012-13 University Division All-State men's basketball team on Friday. Ten players representing eight different North Carolina Universities were named to the 2012-13 NCCSIA University Division All-State Teams.

The five players that were voted first-team NCCSIA All-State hail from five different schools. The first-team consists of three seniors, one junior and one redshirt freshman. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior forward Jeremy Atkinson from UNC Asheville earned first-team All-Big South honors after averaging 17.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Atkinson, who led UNC Asheville in scoring and rebounding, scored in double-figures in 31 of UNC Asheville's 32 games. He scored a career-high 31 points in UNC Asheville's 72-65 upset win at St. John's.

Senior forward Keith Rendleman from UNC Wilmington was a two-time first-team All-CAA selection. Rendleman was named first-team All-District 10 by the NABC as well as earning Mid-Major All-American honors. He became the first player in UNC Wilmington history to average a double-double in consecutive seasons after averaging 17.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game last season. He recorded an NCAA-leading 20 double-doubles this past season.

Junior guard Trevis Simpson from UNC Greensboro was named first-team All-Southern Conference after leading the league in scoring for a second-straight season at 18.7 points per game. Simpson, who recorded 27 double-figure scoring games, ranked 33rd in the nation in scoring.

Redshirt-freshman forward John Brown from High Point was named Big South Conference Freshman of the Year. Brown, who averaged 16.4 points per game, became only the second freshman ever named first-team All-Big South. He scored in double-figures 25 times while scoring at least 20 points 12 times.

Rounding out the first-team is senior forward Maurice Kemp from East Carolina who became the first player in East Carolina history to be named first-team All-Conference USA. He was named MVP of the 2013 College Insiders.com Tournament (CIT) after leading the Pirates to the CIT title. Kemp averaged 18.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per game last season. 

The NCCSIA All-State second-team is comprised of Elon's Lucas Troutman, North Carolina Central's Stanton Kidd and Jeremy Ingram, High Point's Alan Chaney and Western Carolina's Trey Sumler. 

Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.

Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information. 

NCCSSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2012-13 University Division All-State Men's Basketball Teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Team

 

 

 

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

F

Jeremy Atkinson

Sr.

UNC Asheville

Elm City, N.C.

F

Keith Randleman

Sr.

UNC Wilmington

Iron Station, N.C.

G

Trevis Simpson&

Jr.

UNC Greensboro

Douglas, Ga.

F

John Brown

R-Fr.

High Point University

Jacksonville, Fla.

F

Maurice Kemp

Sr.

East Carolina University

Miami, Fla.

 

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

F

Lucas Troutman&

Jr.

Elon University

Belton, S.C.

F

Stanton Kidd

Jr.

North Carolina Central University

Baltimore, Md.

G

Jeremy Ingram

Jr.

North Carolina Central University

Charlotte, N.C.

F

Allan Chaney

Gr.

High Point University

Baltimore, Md.

G

Trey Sumler

R-Jr.

Western Carolina University

Rocky Mount, N.C.

& - Named to 2011-12 All-State Team
% - Named to 2010-11 All-State Team

The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2012-13 College Division All-State Men's Basketball Team on Friday. Ten players representing eight different North Carolina Universities and Colleges were named to the 2012-13 NCCSIA College Division All-State Teams.

UNC Pembroke had two selections on the first-team while Barton College, Queens University of Charlotte and Winston-Salem State University each had one player selected. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barton standout and Burlington, N.C., native Gerald Boston averaged 22.1 points per game this season and helped lead the Bulldogs to a 23-8 record and their second-straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament. Along the way, he averaged a team-best 22.1 points, 5.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game, while also ranking eighth, nationally, with an 89.6 percent success rate from the free throw line.

Garner product Antonio Stabler produced 20.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game this season in pacing Queens University of Charlotte to a 15-12 mark. Stabler, who was selected to participate in the 2013 Reese's Division II College All-Star Game at season's end, shot 52 percent from the field and 78.2 percent from the charity stripe as well. He finished his collegiate career at Queens ranking seventh on the program's all-time scoring list. 

Shahmel Brackett turned in 16.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists in leading the Braves to a 22-10 clip and their second trip to the NCAA postseason in the last three years. Having finished his career among the Peach Belt Conference's top 10 scoring leaders, Brackett shot nearly 43 percent from the field in 2012-13, including a deadly 40.4 percent success rate from the perimeter. This is Brackett's fourth-straight selection to the All-State team. 

George Blakeney, a Tarboro, N.C., native, ranked fifth nationally with 14 double-doubles and completed his senior season with averages of 14.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. The big man connected on better than 56 percent of his shots from the field and joined Brackett on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Region squad. He also became the first UNCP player to earn first team all-PBC nods in 17 years.

Justin Glover, a native of Siler City, N.C., averaged 17.3 points per game in leading Winston-Salem State to a 21-7 record and its third-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Glover shot nearly 41 percent from the field, including a 33 percent success rate from 3-point territory, en route to being named first team All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). A defensive stalwart as well, Glover turned in more than two steals per game, while also averaging a paltry 1.4 turnovers an outing as well. 

In addition to the first team honorees, five players garnered second team all-state laurels as well. That list includes Wingate's Odell Turner, Greensboro's Damian Dixon and Luqman Tijani, Lenoir-Rhyne's Denzel Dillingham and Guilford's Josh Pittman.

Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members. 

Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information. 

NCCSSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2012-13 College Division All-State Men's Basketball Teams
 

First Team

 

 

 

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

G

Gerald Boston

Sr.

Barton College

Burlington, N.C.

F

Antonio Stabler

Sr.

Queens University of Charlotte

Garner, N.C.

G

Shahmel Brackett&%

Sr.

UNC Pembroke

Florence, S.C.

F

George Blakeney%

Sr.

UNC Pembroke

Tarboro, N.C.

G

Justin Glover&

Sr.

Winston-Salem State University

Siler City, N.C.

 

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

F

Odell Turner

Sr.

Wingate University

Charlotte, N.C.

G

Damian Dixon

Jr.

Greensboro College

Tampa, Fla.

G

Luqman Tijani

Sr.

Greensboro College

Hickory, N.C.

G

Denzel Dillingham

So.

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Hickory, N.C.

G

Josh Pittman%

Sr.

Guilford College

Archdale, N.C.

& - Named to 2011-12 All-State Team
% - Named to 2010-11 All-State Team

 

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