Carmichael And Brown Earn NABC All-District 16 Honors
March 28, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Illinois State senior forward Jackie Carmichael was named to the five-man NABC All-District 16 men's basketball team, based on National Association of Basketball Coaches voting. Senior guard Tyler Brown was a second-team selection.
District 16 is comprised of the 10 Missouri Valley Conference schools and Carmichael is joined on the first team by Bradley guard Walt Lemon, Jr., Creighton forward Doug McDermott, Evansville guard Colt Ryan and Indiana State guard Jake Odum. The second team includes Wichita State's Carl Hall and Cleanthony Early, along with Northern Iowa guard Anthony James and Drake forward Ben Simons. The all-district recognition means the student-athletes are now eligible for the NBAC Division I All-America teams.
Already an All-Valley First Team, All-Valley Tournament and Lou Henson All-America honoree, Carmichael led the league in rebounding and blocked shots with 9.3 and 2.1 averaged this season, respectively. The Manhattan, Kan., native also ranked fourth in scoring with 17.4 points per game. Carmichael collected 15 double-doubles, netted double figures 29 times and grabbed 10 or more rebounds 16 times this season. Plus he amassed three or more blocks in 11 games.
Along with holding the Illinois State career-blocked shots record (200), the senior forward ranks eighth on ISU's career-scoring list with 1,580 points, fifth on the career-free throws list with 426, and third on the career-rebounding list with 942. He also ranks third in Redbird career double-doubles (35).
Meanwhile, Brown also earned postseason recognition as a Second Team All-Valley honoree. Brown finished the year as Illinois State's leading scorer, ranking third in the Valley with 18.1 points per game. Thanks to Brown and Carmichael's combined scoring prowess, the Redbirds were the only team in the league with two players who ranked among the top five in scoring. Brown was also second in the league with 2.5 three-pointers per game, and fourth with an 80.6 percent free throw average.
At Northern Iowa (March 2), Brown became the 41st member of Illinois State's 1,000-point club. He is also just the third player in program history to reach 1,000 points in his first two seasons as a Redbird, after transferring to ISU from Marshalltown Community College. The Owensboro, Ky., native netted double-figures in 27 games, and he finished his career ranked sixth on the career three-point percentage list (42.0) and sixth on the career three-pointers made list (159).
Carmichael, Brown and the Redbirds went 18-15 overall and 8-10 in the Valley, with the season ending in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, with a loss to current Sweet 16 team, Wichita State.
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