NABC All-Star Game rosters announced

Alex Sorenson starting lineup
Alex Sorenson will represent the Central region and the North Central Cardinals in this year's NABC All-Star Game.
Photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com
 

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the coaches and team rosters for the 2018 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star game, which will be played as part of the 2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship. Reese’s brand is the official candy partner of the NCAA.

The Reese’s Division III College All-Star game will be played on Saturday, March 17, at 3:30 p.m., prior to the NCAA Division III championship game, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia. A link to view the game will be available on D3hoops.com, with Dave McHugh providing broadcast color commentary.

The teams are composed of two senior student-athletes from each of the eight regions in Division III, two at-large selections and two seniors who were selected by online voting on D3hoops.com. Players whose teams are still playing in the Division III NCAA Tournament were not available for consideration.

2018 Reese’s NABC Division III All-Stars – East

No. Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Hometown School Region
1 Aaron McFarland 6-0 185 G Richmond, Va. Christopher Newport Middle Atlantic
2 James Contreras Jr. 6-0 160 G Virginia Beach, Va. Averett South
3 Tarchee Brown 6-3 215 G Rockville, Conn. Eastern Connecticut Northeast
5 Tyheim Monroe 6-6 210 F Philadelphia, Pa. Cabrini Atlantic
13 Kevin Weckworth 6-2 170 G Randleman, N.C. Union East
21 Hamed Shamseldin 6-0 180 G Lawrence, N.Y. Brockport East
22 Jay Howard 6-4 220 F Pennsauken, N.J. Catholic U. Middle Atlantic
32 Chimaechi Ekekeugbor 6-5 210 F Matawan, N.J. Baruch Atlantic
34 Dalton Myers 6-7 235 F Finksburg, Md. York (Pa.) Middle Atlantic
55 Clayton Murtha 6-6 235 F Dallas, Texas Washington & Lee South

Head coach: Mike Neer

2018 Reese’s NABC Division III All-Stars – West

No.  Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Hometown School Region
0 Ishimeal Nance 6-5 200 G/F Muscle Shoals, Ala. Penn State-Altoona Great Lakes
2 Collin Olmscheid 6-8 220 F Buffalo, Minn. Augsburg West
3 Nate Axelrod 5-7 155 G Dublin, Ohio Ohio Wesleyan Great Lakes
5 Brandon Federici 6-4 205 G Morganville, N.J. Franklin & Marshall Middle Atlantic
13 Raheem Anderson 6-1 170 G Miramar, Fla. Husson Northeast
14 Jalen Adams 6-5 180 G Saginaw, Mich. Olivet Great Lakes
15 Jaqhawn Walters 6-6 215 F Hartford, Conn. Albertus Magnus Northeast
23 Tim Howell 6-1 165 G Calabasas, Calif. Whitman West
33 Andrew Sanders 6-5 220 F Tampa, Fla. Washington U. Central
44 Alex Sorenson 6-8 225 F Dunlap, Ill. North Central (Ill.) Central

Head coach: Cliff Garrison  

Mike Neer and Cliff Garrison have each been recipients of the NABC Division III Distinguished Service Award.
 
Over his 37-year coaching career, Neer was the head coach at the University of Rochester for 34 seasons before three additional years at Hobart.  His overall career record is 629-346, a .645 winning percentage and ranks 14th in NCAA Division III for career victories. At UR, Neer led the Yellowjackets to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, including four trips to the national semifinals, three championship games, and the 1990 national championship. He was voted the University Athletic Association Coach of the Year three times and garnered the 1990 NABC National Coach of the Year award.
 
Garrison was the head coach at Hendrix from 1972 to 2003, having won five AIC championships. He was named AIC and SCAC Coach of the Year and served as physical education department chairman and athletic director until 2002. He was also a professor of kinesiology and chairman of athletic advancement for the Hendrix athletic department. Garrison was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in February 2004. The competition basketball court is named in his honor.
 
Neer will be assisted by his college coach, Washington and Lee's Vern Canfield, while current Hendrix head coach Thad McCracken will assist Garrison.