FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas freshman guard Patrick Beverley has been named to the All-District 9 second team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the organization announced on Wednesday.
The Chicago native is ranked among the Southeastern Conference’s individual leaders in a league-high tying eight of 13 categories. LSU’s Glen Davis is also ranked in eight areas.
Beverley is 13th in scoring (14.2), second in free-throw percentage (.837), third in steals (1.93), third in three-point shooting (.428), fourth in minutes played (965), eighth in three-point goals per game (2.21), 11th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.53) and 15th in assists (3.29).
He leads the Razorbacks in scoring, steals, three-point shooting, free-throw shooting, three-point goals per game and minutes played.
He is also first among all SEC freshmen in scoring, steals, field-goal percentage (among players with at least 190 attempts), three-point shooting (among players with at least 80 attempts) and free-throw percentage (among players with at least 60 attempts).
Among the league’s newcomers, he is first in scoring, steals, three-point percentage and minutes played, second in three-point goals per game and third in assists.
Beverley, who has been named the league’s SEC Freshman of the Week three times this year and was earlier named to the all-tournament team at the Old Spice Classic at Orlando, Fla., has led the team in scoring a team-high 12 times, has been in double-figures scoring a team-high 19 times and has led the team in assists six times.
The District 9 first team includes Kevin Durant and D.J. Augustin of Texas, Morris Almond of Rice, Acie Law of Texas A&M and Jarrius Jackson of Texas Tech. Joining Beverley on the second team are Joseph Jones and Antanas Kavaliauskas of Texas A&M, Chris Daniels of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Martin Zeno of Texas Tech.
UA’s Ronnie Brewer was named to the NABC All-District 9 first team in both 2005 and 2006.
Located in Kansas City, Mo., the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently claims nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.