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Furman Basketball Places Three On NABC All-District Teams

Senior Devin Sibley and Daniel Fowler joined junior Matt Rafferty in earning NABC All-District 22 honors on Tuesday.
Senior Devin Sibley and Daniel Fowler joined junior Matt Rafferty in earning NABC All-District 22 honors on Tuesday.

Greenville, S.C. -- Furman senior Devin Sibley earned National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 22 First Team honors and senior Daniel Fowler and Junior Matt Rafferty were named to the second team, it was announced on Tuesday by the NABC.

Sibley, a first team All-Southern Conference choice this season paced the Paladins averaging 14.9 points per game and added 4.9 rebounds per contest. The Knoxville, Tenn., native finished his career ranked seventh in school history with 1,817 points and third with 210 three-point baskets.

Fowler, a guard from Acworth, Ga., contributed 11.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season en route to garnering third team All-SoCon accolades. His 153 career steals place him eighth in school history, while his 369 assists are also good for eighth on Furman's career chart. Fowler's 1,217 career points rank him 29th in school history.

Rafferty, a forward from Hinsdale, Ill, posted 11.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game to join Fowler in earning third team All-SoCon honors. He shot 59.8% from the field and ranked among the league's best in assist-to-turnover ratio by dishing out 91 assists and committing only 33 turnovers in 33 contests as a junior.

The trio helped lead Furman to a 23-10 record this past season. The Paladins tied the school record for wins and established a new school record with 46 combined wins over the past two seasons.


NABC All-District 22 Teams
First Team
Fletcher Magee, Wofford
Desonta Bradford, East Tenn. State
Francis Alonzo, UNCG
Zane Najdawi, The Citadel
Devin Sibley, Furman
 
Second Team
Justin Coleman, Samford
Demetrius Denzel-Dyson, Samford
Jalan McCloud, East Tenn. State
Daniel Fowler, Furman
Matt Raffery, Furman