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The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2019 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-America team. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in Division II, these student-athletes represent the most outstanding basketball players across America in NCAA Division II. 

Bellarmine’s Adam Eberhard is among the 16 players honored by the coaching organization. Eberhard capped a sensational career by averaging 17.6 points, five rebounds and 4.5 assists for a Knights squad that finished 28-5 and held the No. 1 ranking for much of the 2018-19 year. 

A complete player, Eberhard’s versatility is perhaps best illustrated by the number of different statistical categories in which he ranks in Bellarmine’s all-time top 10:
> Points: 4th (1,860)
> Rebounds: 9th (779)
> Assists: 3rd (493)
> Blocked Shots: 6th (78)
> Steals: 10th (104)
> Highest Career Free Throw Percentage: 8th (82.3%) 

Eberhard becomes the seventh Bellarmine player to be recognized as an NABC All-American, joining Rusty Troutman (2017), Jake Thelen (2015), Braydon Hobbs (Player of the Year-2012), Jeremy Kendle (2011 and 2012), Tom Schurfranz (1st Team, 1992), and Floyd Smith (3rd Team, 1977).

The 2019 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-America Team includes:

Gage Davis, St. Cloud State, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Bolingbrook, Ill.
Jacobo Diaz, IUP, 6-9, Senior, Forward, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Adam Eberhard, Bellarmine, 6-8, Senior, Forward, Evansville, Ind.
Tim Guers, Saint Anselm, 6-3, Senior, Guard, Langhorne, Pa.
Chris Hansen, UCSD, 6-7, Junior, C, Lafayette, Calif.
Amir Hinton, Shaw, 6-5, Junior, Guard, Philadelphia, Pa.
Daulton Hommes, Point Loma Nazarene, 6-8, Junior, Guard, Lynden, Wash.
Ryan Richmond, Bentley, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Toronto, Ont., Canada
Johnathan Lawton, Florida Southern, 6-2, Senior, Guard, Williamstown, N.J.
Kendale McCullum, Lewis, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Elgin, Ill.
Brandon Parker, Francis Marion, 6-3, Senior, Forward, Sumter, S.C.
Ryan Quaid, West Texas A&M, 6-6, Senior, Guard, Fort Collins, Col.
Marquill Smith, West Georgia, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Miami Gardens, Fla.
Ben Sonnefeld, Colorado School of Mines, 6-3, Senior, Guard, Katy, Texas
Shaun Willett, Queens, 6-4, Senior, Forward, Palm Bay, Fla.
Joey Witthus, Northwest Missouri State, 6-7, Senior, Guard, Chanhassen, Minn.

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “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.org.

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