March 5, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
With the 2008-09 college basketball season winding down and awards beginning to roll out, Wyoming senior Brandon Ewing picked up his first honor on Thursday. Ewing was named to the All-District 17 Second Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Ewing, a Chicago, Ill. native, has been honored as a Second Team All-District selection by the NABC twice before in his career. He was named to the District 13 Second Team as both a sophomore and junior. The NABC realigned their districts this season, moving the majority of Mountain West Conference teams from District 13 to District 17.
Ewing is currently leading the MWC in both scoring and assists, averaging 18.7 points and 5.2 assists per game. He is one of only five players in the nation to rank in the top-50 of both categories, as he currently ranks 44th in scoring and 33rd in assists. He is on pace to become the first player in MWC history to lead the league in both categories.
On the season, Ewing has scored in double-figures in 27 of 29 games, while reaching the 20-point plateau 14 times.
Member coaches of the NABC vote on the All-District teams. This year, 240 student-athletes from 24 districts were honored. All 10 District 17 honorees are from the MWC.
NABC All-District 17 First Team
Luke Nevill, Utah
Lee Cummard, Brigham Young
Wink Adams, UNLV
Kyle Spain, San Diego State
Lorrenzo Wade, San Diego State
NABC All-District 17 Second Team
Brandon Ewing, Wyoming
Tony Danridge, New Mexico
Kevin Langford, TCU
Rene Rougeau, UNLV
Daniel Faris, New Mexico