Basketball: Alexander earns West Region honor


Senior Kwame Alexander, who this past week led the Coyotes to the NCAA West Regional semifinals, was named to the 2013 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-West District first team.

Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander

Alexander became the first player in school history to have at least 900 points, 500 rebounds and 60 blocks in his career for the Coyotes.

This season he led the CCAA in scoring (16.7) and in rebounding (8.8). He also ranks among the top 10 in eight CSUSB career categories in his three-year career – points (No. 7-919), field goals (No. 6-336), field goal attempts (No. 10-608), field goal percentage (No. 3-.553), free throws (No. 5-246), free throw attempts (No. 4-397), rebounds (2nd-562) and blocks (1st-66).

The honor is his second All-West honor this season. Earlier, he was named to the Daktronics All-West Region first-team and he was a first-team All-CCAA selection. He also was an NCAA West Regional All-Tournament choice.

The Coyotes finished 20-9 in 2012-13 and returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three seasons and made their 12th appearance in school history.

Located in Kansas City, Mo., the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas.

First Team                                                       

  • Kwame Alexander, Cal State San Bernardino      
  • John Allen, Western Washington
  • Mitchel Anderson, Cal Poly Pomona
  • David Downs, Seattle Pacific
  • Terrence Drisdom, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Paul Jones, Western Washington

Second Team

  • DeAndre Haskins, Chaminade
  • Joshua Lowery, Grand Canyon
  • Mark McLaughlin, Central Washington
  • Zach Robbins, Dixie State
  • Jobi Wall, Seattle Pacific

Coach of the YearGreg Kamansky, Cal Poly Pomona

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