KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the NABC Division I All-District teams for the 2014-15 season on Friday, recognizing the nation’s best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes. North Dakota State senior guard Lawrence Alexander was named to the District 12 first team.
Alexander joins Taylor Braun (2014) and Ben Woodside (2009) as the only Bison to earn NABC All-District first-team selections in NDSU’s Division I era. Marshall Bjorklund (2014) and Brett Winkelman (2009) were second-team All-District picks.
Alexander was named The Summit League’s Player of the Year and Tournament MVP this season. He averaged 18.9 points and 4.5 rebounds in 38.5 minutes per game for the year, leading the league in scoring and minutes. Alexander set a new NDSU single-season record with 104 three-pointers made this season, and his three-point percentage of 44.1 percent ranks eighth-best in the nation.
The Peoria, Ill., native set new NDSU career records for minutes played (4,631), games started (131) and wins (90). His 624 points this season were the third-most ever by a Bison.
The All-District teams are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC.
The Bison finished 23-10 this season, winning their second consecutive Summit League Tournament title after sharing the league’s regular season crown. NDSU is one of only nine mid-major programs in the country to post at least 23 victories in each of the last three seasons.
Keifer Sykes Green Bay
Alec Peters Valparaiso
Lawrence Alexander North Dakota State
Kahlil Felder Oakland
Cody Larson South Dakota State
Trey Lewis Cleveland State
Juwan Howard Jr. Detroit
Obi Emegano Oral Roberts
Anton Grady Cleveland State
Corey Petros Oakland