Courtesy of Catholic Athletic Communications
TOWSON, Md. — The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has selected senior Jay Howard to its 2018 Coaches' All-America teams, as announced on Thursday morning. Howard was tabbed to the All-America Third Team as one of the top 24 players in the country.
Howard, who has been selected as an NABC All-District honoree and All-Star game participant, as well as a D3hoops.com All-Region player, adds to a crowded trophy room.
The Pennsauken, N.J., native was recognized as the Landmark Conference Player of the Year and earned his fourth-straight trip to the league's all-conference first team.
Howard is the Landmark's all-time leading scorer and a member of the conference's All-Decade Team.
The forward ranked 16th nationally with 23.6 points per game this year as he finished his career third all-time at Catholic with 2,122 points.
He is the Cardinals' first All-American since Bryson Fonville in 2016, as he garnered D3hoops.com accolades, and first NABC All-American since Fonville captured the honor in 2015.
Howard is one of 20 All-American honors in Catholic University Basketball history and just the 13 individual to capture the prestigious honor.
Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III, these student-athletes represent the most outstanding basketball players across America in their division.
2018 NABC COACHES' DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
Nate Axelrod, Ohio Wesleyan, 5-7, Senior, Guard, Dublin, Ohio
Tarchee Brown, Eastern Connecticut, 6-3, Senior Guard, Rockville. Conn.
Robert Duax, UW Platteville, 6-4, Junior, Guard/Forward, Dubuque, Iowa
Tyheim Monroe, Cabrini, 6-6, Senior, Forward, Philadelphia, Pa.
Aaron McFarland, Christopher Newport, 6-0, Senior, Guard, Richmond, Va.
Jonathan Patron, SUNY Plattsburgh, 6-4, Junior, Forward, Huntington, N.Y.
Kyle Roach, Whitworth, 6-5, Junior, Forward, Marinwood, Calif.
Caleb Thomasson, Sul Ross, 6-7, Senior, Forward, Ackerly, Texas
2018 NABC COACHES' DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Chimaechi Ekekeugbor, Baruch, 6-5, Senior, Matawan, N.J.
Aston Francis, Wheaton, 6-1, Junior, Guard, Tyler, Texas
Edvinus Rupkus, Skidmore, 6-4, Junior, Guard, Naujoji Akmene, Lithuania
Ryan Bruns, Ohio Northern, 6-8, Junior, Center, Chickasaw, Ohio
Brandon Federici, Franklin and Marshall, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Morganville, N.J.
James Heskett, Williams, 6-8, Junior, Forward, Cincinnati, Ohio
Josh Freund, Roanoke, 6-6, Junior, Forward, Charlotte, N.C.
Collin Olmscheid, Augsburg, 6-8, Senior, Buffalo, Minn.
2018 NABC COACHES' DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
Jalen Adams, Olivet, 6-5, Senior, Guard, Saginaw, Mich.
Keenan Gumbs, Schreiner, 6-5, Senior, Guard, Cibolo, Texas
Jay Howard, Catholic, 6-4, Senior, Forward, Pennsauken, N.J.
Jake Ross, Springfield, 6-4, Sophomore, Guard, Northampton, Mass.
Andrew Sanders, Washington U. in St. Louis, 6-5, Senior, Forward, Tampa, Fla.
Michael Scarlett, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Irvine, Calif.
Tyler Stenglein, Nazareth, 6-3, Senior, Guard, Rochester, N.Y.
Sam Toney, New Jersey City, 6-4, Sophomore, Forward, Plainfield, N.J.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
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 has 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. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.