(Neb.)- NABC Honors Alexander, Zegarowski & McDermott
(Omaha)- The National Association of Basketball Coaches honored three individuals associated with the Creighton Basketball program as it handed out All-District honors on Monday, March 23rd. Greg McDermott was named NABC District 5 Coach of the Year, with Ty-Shon Alexander and Marcus Zegarowski earning All-District honors for their play on the hardwood.
McDermott led a Creighton team that was picked to finish seventh in the BIG EAST Conference to the No. 7 national ranking, a 24-7 overall record, and a share of its first BIG EAST Conference title. Under his guidance, McDermott's team beat a school-record six top-25 teams, including three top-10 wins, which helped him bring home BIG EAST Coach of the Year honors
Alexander led Creighton and ranked third in the BIG EAST with 16.9 points per game while also adding 5.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and a team-high 1.3 steals per game.
Zegarowski was named Second Team All-District by the NABC, just as he was also named Second Team All-BIG EAST. His awards haul this month already includes Second Team All-America acclaim from NBC Sports. Third Team All-America recognition by Stadium and Honorable Mention All-America accolades by the Associated Press
Creighton finished the season 24-7 and earned a share of its first BIG EAST regular-season title on March 7 in win vs. No. 8 Seton Hall.
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