KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A mere 24 hours after securing National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District honors, Nova Southeastern redshirt senior Mark Matthews has now been selected to the 2020 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-America Team – establishing himself as the first player in program history to be named an All-American in multiple seasons.
Tabbed an All-American a year ago by both the Basketball Times and Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA), Matthews was arguably even better during the final year of his collegiate career. As the go-to offensive threat for the Sharks, the Bonita Springs, Fla. native paced the nation’s second-ranked scoring offense (101.8 ppg) by averaging 22.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 29 starts. Personally, his efforts have already landed him on the Bevo Francis Award Top 25 Watch List, which recognizes the nation’s top player across Small College Basketball, while they also propelled NSU back to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 2 seed in the South Region. Matthews scored in double figures in all but one contest this winter, including a program-best and career-high, 45-point performance against Palm Beach Atlantic on Jan. 15, in addition to a 42-point display in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament final versus No. 5 Florida Southern. In just two seasons in a Shark uniform, Matthews closes his notable career among the program’s Top-10 in points (1,317), rebounds (522) and assists (269).
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, Mo., the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.com.
A complete list of the 2020 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-America Team is available below.
Dalton Bolon, West Liberty, 6-4, Junior, Guard, Gnadenhutten, Ohio
Jordan Floyd, King, 6-2, Senior, Guard, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Qua Grant, West Texas A&M, 6-1, Sophomore, Guard, Waxahachie, Texas
Kylan Guerra, Thomas Jefferson, 6-0, Senior, Guard, White Plains, N.Y.
Brett Hanson, Florida Southern, 6-2, Senior, Guard, Manchester, N.H.
Cam Martin, Missouri Southern State, 6-9, Junior, Forward, Yukon, Okla.
Mark Matthews, Nova Southeastern, 6-6, R-Senior, Guard/Forward, Bonita Springs, Fla.
Courvoisier McCauley, Lincoln Memorial, 6-5, Sophomore, Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.
Selom Mawugbe, Azusa Pacific, 6-10, Senior, Center, Canyon Country, Calif.
Malik Miller, IUP, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Farrell, Pa.
Kyle Monroe, Michigan Tech, 6-5, Senior, Forward, Green Bay, Wis.
Joel Murray, West Texas A&M, 6-0, Sophomore, Guard, Rowlett, Texas
Brandon Myer, Minnesota Duluth, 6-8, Senior, Forward, Superior, Wis.
Tyrell Roberts, UCSD, 5-11, R-Sophomore, Guard, Sacramento, Calif.
Andrew Sischo, Daemen. 6-9, Junior, Center, Guilderland, N.Y.
Jake Van Tubbergen, Grand Valley State, 6-7, Junior, Guard/Forward, Holland, Mich.