Colorado College's Nick Rose named to USA Division III All-Star Team

Colorado College's Nick Rose named to USA Division III All-Star Team

(Story courtesy of Colorado College)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nick Rose of the Colorado College men’s basketball team has been selected as a member of the USA D-3 Basketball All-Star Team that will play five games during a tour of Brazil in early August.

Rose, who earned first-team all-SCAC honors as a junior last season, will travel to Orlando, Fla., for two days of orientation and practice before departing for Sao Paolo.

"What an amazing opportunity for Nick to compete with other talented Division III athletes and to represent Colorado College, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and the United States beyond our borders,” said head coach Andy Partee.
 
The 10-man squad will play three consecutive games in the city of Jundiai on Aug. 5, 6 and 7, then travel to Rio de Janeiro for two more contests on Aug. 9 and 10. In Rio, the all-stars will be guests of the Brazilian National Military team as it prepares for the World Military Basketball Championships in South Korea in September.
 
“I believe the players on this team will be some of the same players we see recognized as All-Americans in 2011,” says Ron Smith, former director of basketball operations at Iowa State University and organizer of the tour. “This tour is designed to expose players to a great basketball experience while providing a once in a lifetime opportunity for educational, cultural and social growth.”

Rose burst onto the national scene last season when he led the SCAC and ranked No. 13 in Division III averaging 21.9 points per game. He also was No. 19 in the nation with a .875 free-throw percentage.

The All-America candidate finished the 2009-10 campaign with 548 points, which ranks ninth on CC’s all-time single-season list. He scored a career-high 34 points in a 93-89 victory over Austin College, one of six games in which he eclipsed the 30-point mark.

The product of Lakewood, Colo., led the Tigers in scoring 19 times out of 25 games and finished the season ranked second on the team with 144 rebounds, 47 assists and 40 steals.

Rose also led the conference in minutes played, finished sixth in steals, seventh in field-goal percentage (.453) and 3-point field goals made (47), ninth in 3-point field goal percentage (.362) and 11th in rebounds.

Rose, who earned first-team all-SCAC honors as a junior last season, will travel to Orlando, Fla., for two days of orientation and practice before departing for Sao Paolo.

"What an amazing opportunity for Nick to compete with other talented Division III athletes and to represent Colorado College, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and the United States beyond our borders,” said head coach Andy Partee.
 
The 10-man squad will play three consecutive games in the city of Jundiai on Aug. 5, 6 and 7, then travel to Rio de Janeiro for two more contests on Aug. 9 and 10. In Rio, the all-stars will be guests of the Brazilian National Military team as it prepares for the World Military Basketball Championships in South Korea in September.
 
“I believe the players on this team will be some of the same players we see recognized as All-Americans in 2011,” says Ron Smith, former director of basketball operations at Iowa State University and organizer of the tour. “This tour is designed to expose players to a great basketball experience while providing a once in a lifetime opportunity for educational, cultural and social growth.”

Rose burst onto the national scene last season when he led the SCAC and ranked No. 13 in Division III averaging 21.9 points per game. He also was No. 19 in the nation with a .875 free-throw percentage.

The All-America candidate finished the 2009-10 campaign with 548 points, which ranks ninth on CC’s all-time single-season list. He scored a career-high 34 points in a 93-89 victory over Austin College, one of six games in which he eclipsed the 30-point mark.

The product of Lakewood, Colo., led the Tigers in scoring 19 times out of 25 games and finished the season ranked second on the team with 144 rebounds, 47 assists and 40 steals.

Rose also led the conference in minutes played, finished sixth in steals, seventh in field-goal percentage (.453) and 3-point field goals made (47), ninth in 3-point field goal percentage (.362) and 11th in rebounds.