Lumpkins Named to NABC All-District Team

 

Senior forward Stephen Lumpkins added yet another distinction to his illustrious men's basketball career at American University, earning National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District Team honors.

It is the second, second-team recognition that Lumpkins has accrued this season, being named an All-Patriot League Second Team honoree earlier this season.

Lumpkins led the Eagles and was sixth in the Patriot League with 14.2 points per game and was second in the conference with 9.4 rebounds per game.

Lumpkins was among the nation's best on the boards, ranking 32nd in the country while also totaling 13 double-doubles on the season which placed him 24th in the nation.

The fourth-year big man overcame a year away from the court, missing the 2011-12 season to play professional baseball after being drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 13th Round of the MLB Draft.

Lumpkins returned to form and added his name to numerous all-time records at AU. This season he became the 29th player at American to eclipse 1,000 career points and finished with 1,343, good for 18th all-time. He is also one of just seven Eagles to grab 800 rebounds, totaling 884 boards.

In addition to joining Kermit Washington '73 as the only AU players to reach 1,300 points and 800 rebounds, Lumpkins also became American's all-time shot blocker with 138 career rejections.