Centre's Ross; Birmingham-Southern's Richards Selected to NABC All-District Team

Centre's Ross; Birmingham-Southern's Richards Selected to NABC All-District Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Greg Ross of Centre College and Zac Richards of Birmingham-Southern College were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III All-District team in an announcement made today. Complete Release

Ross was named to the First Team while Richards was a Second Team selection.

Ross, a senior forward from Cincinnati, Ohio and the 2011-12 SCAC Player-of-the-Year, finished second in the conference in scoring with 16.5 points per game and led the league in rebounding with 8.0. He also finished sixth in the SCAC in field goal percentage 52.1 percent and first in free throw percentage at 86.7 percent.

Ross was the leading scorer and rebounder on a Centre team that finished 18-9 overall with a 10-6 record in the SCAC and advanced to the championship game of the conference tournament. Following the season, Ross was named First Team All-SCAC for the second year in a row and honored as the league's Player of the Year. In an announcement made yesterday, he was named to the All-South First Team by D3hoops.com.

Richards, a junior forward from Hoover, Ala., averaged 11.9 points and a team-high 6.2 rebounds per game for the Panthers. He shot 63.9 percent from the floor and 80.8 percent from the free throw line (fourth in the SCAC).

Richards led his 13th-ranked Birmingham-Southern squad to a 25-3 mark and an at-large berth in the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament. He was also named to the D3hoops.com All-South Region Third Team in an announcement made yesterday.