March 17, 2011
SUNYIT's Golembiowski Selected to NABC All-District Team and Play in DIII College All-Star Game
SUNYIT senior David Golembiowski (Barneveld, NY/Holland
Patent) has been selected to the 2011 National Association
of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District East Region First Team
and will now play in the NABC Reese's Division III College All-Star
Game as a member of the East Team.
The All-Star game, which will feature 20 of the best seniors
in the nation, will be held prior to the NCAA Division III men's
basketball national championship game at the Salem Civic Center in
Salem, Va., this Saturday, March 19. Participants of the
contest will arrive in Salem two days prior to the game and will be
involved in a community service project, hold an autograph session,
attend the championship banquet and practice with their teams.
Both squads will then square off at 1:00 pm, prior to the
title game at 3:30 pm. Both contests will also be
streamed live and can be viewed by clicking here
After the NABC All-District First and Second Team selections
were announced on Tuesday, two players from each of the eight
regions were then chosen by the NABC nominating committee to
compete in the Reese’s All-Star game, with those players
being announced today and can be viewed here
Also participating are the top-two vote getters from the NABC poll
that was posted on D3Hoops.com and allowed fans to select two
players for the game, as well as two seniors that will be chosen
from teams eliminated in the national semifinals, for a total of 10
players per side.
The coaching staff for each side will consist of former
coaches who have received the NABC Division III Distinguished
Service Award, with the East team being coached by former Allegheny
coach Phil Ness and assisted by former Albion
coach Mike Turner, and the West squad being
coached by former Muskingum coach Jim Burson and
assisted by former Suffolk coach Jim Nelson.
Golembiowski has had an incredible four-year run as a member
of the SUNYIT men's basketball team, beginning his career by
winning three Rookie of the Year awards and going on to become the
program's all-time leader in career points, rebounds, blocks and
3-pointers made. He was named the North Eastern Athletic
Conference Player of the Year for the third straight season and
also earned a third straight selection to the NEAC All-Conference
First Team after leading the conference in both points and
rebounds, while leading the Wildcats in points, rebounds, blocks
and 3-pointers made. Additionally, the 6-foot-7 forward is
currently fifth in the nation in points per game (24.6), while
being 15th in double-doubles (15), 17th in
rebounds per game (11.2) and 23rd in blocks per game
This past Monday, Golembiowski was also named the D3Hoops.com
All-East Region Player of the Year. He was recognized by
D3Hoops.com throughout the season, as he was twice selected to its
National Team of the Week, and was also chosen for four other
player of the week awards on the year, including three NEAC
Student-Athlete of the Week awards and one Eastern College Athletic
Conference Upstate Player of the Week honor.
Golembiowski, a four-year starter, was the first Wildcat to
ever score 2,000 career points and finished with career averages of
20.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 2.6 3-pointers made in
105 contests, while boasting shooting averages of 49 percent from
the field, 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the
free throw line.
The Wildcats finished the season 14-11 overall and made an
appearance in the NEAC Tournament semifinals.
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