Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Graham nominated for off-the-court accolade

"Senior guard Darius Graham is among a select list of Division I men’s basketball student-athletes when the National Association of Basketball Coaches received a nomination for its Allstate Good Works Team award.

In addition to participating in UC Davis’ Reading Program, which involves more than 23,000 elementary-aged children from 35 schools throughout Yolo and Sacramento counties, Graham helped organized food drives, toy drives and classroom visits throughout his junior season.

The Allstate NABC and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Good Works Teams® recognizes players at all levels of college basketball whose charitable involvement and altruistic acts stand out amongst all other student-athletes participating in the sport.

“The positive impact that student-athletes are making on college campuses and communities around the world can sometimes go unnoticed,” said Thomas Clarkson, president of the west territory for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2017 NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® selection panels. “Allstate is a proud supporter of NCAA® college basketball and takes immense pride in working with the NABC and WBCA to recognize players who continue to make giving back a priority and inspire future generations of athletes.” 

Two special voting panels, headlined by former Duke University basketball athlete, two-time NCAA® champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill, and former Notre Dame basketball star, two-time Nancy Lieberman Award winner and current WNBA player Skylar Diggins, will select 10-member teams from both the NABC and WBCA, comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA. The final roster of 20 award recipients will be unveiled in February..."

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