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Announcing the 2018 NABC Give Back Team

Announcing the 2018 NABC Give Back Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2018 NABC Give Back Team, recognizing 10 men’s college basketball players for their outstanding community service efforts.


The 2018 Give Back Team includes five student-athletes from NCAA® Division I and five from NCAA Division II and III and NAIA Division I and II, selected from a group of 69 nominated by college coaches and sports information directors across the country. 


Representing NCAA Division I are Shawn Anderson of the United States Naval Academy, Brian Dawkins of Elon University, Justin Johnson of Western Kentucky University, Desmond Ringer of Mercer University and Osinachi Smart of the College of Charleston.


Representing NCAA Division II-III and the NAIA are Alec Andrews of the California Institute of Technology, Seth Hawley of the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, Carnegie Mellon University’s Ryan Maha, Nick Mutebi of Wayne State University and Tyler Robinson of Lyon College.


“The NABC Give Back Team provides an opportunity to recognize the exceptional selfless humanitarian acts performed by men’s college basketball student-athletes,” said NABC Executive Director Jim Haney. “The 10 young men selected for this honor have made significant contributions to assist those in need while helping lift the human spirit.”


Listed below are all of the nominees for the 2018 NABC Give Back Team:

Grayson Allen Duke University
Shawn Anderson United States Naval Academy
Alec Andrews California Institute of Technology
Paris Ballinger University of South Carolina Aiken
Frank  Bartley  University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Trae Bell-Haynes University of Vermont
Leron Black University of Illinois 
Jake Caudle John Brown University
Tyler Clement Creighton University
Jack Daly Middlebury College
Brian Dawkins Elon University
Tas Dixon Washington College
Joseph Downes Rutgers University
Nathan Ekwu Davidson College
Mike Fischer Penn State University Behrend
Jesse Flannery Johns Hopkins University
Will Gates Jr. Houston Baptist University
Cobe  Goosby University of Arkansas Monticello
Devonte' Graham University of Kansas
Rob Gray University of Houston
Jaire Grayer George Mason University
Marquis Grays Faulkner University
Khadim  Gueye University of South Carolina
Jared Harper Auburn University
Seth Hawley University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Carlon Holder Southeastern University
TJ Holyfield Stephen F. Austin State University
Martins Igbanu University of Tulsa
Justin  Johnson Western Kentucky University
Isaac Johnson Appalachian State Unviersity
Jorden Kite The University of the Incarnate Word
Isaiah Lamb Marist College
Marcus Lee University of California
Trevor Lucas Anderson University (IN)
Christian Mackey University of Denver
Ryan  Maha Carnegie Mellon University
Terance Mann Florida State University
Brendon McCullough Willamette University
Scott Meredith  Saint Francis University 
Sam Merrill Utah State State
Matt Meyer Coe College
Aaron Moesch University of Wisconsin
Trey Moses Ball State University
Brandon Murphy-Blackmon Indiana State University
Nick Mutebi Wayne State University
Andrew Myers  Ohio Valley University 
Forrest  Nettles DePauw University
Michael Nzei Seton Hall University
Albert Owens Oral Roberts University
Marcellis Perkins College of the Holy Cross
Justin Porter Montclair State University
Mason Ramsey Tennessee Technological University
Desmond Ringer Mercer University
Tyler Robinson Lyon College
Joe Schwartz University of Texas
TJ Shorts II UC Davis
Keenan Simmons Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Colin Slater Tulane University
Osinachi Smart College of Charleston
Austin Sparks University of South Dakota
Stephen  Thompson Jr. Oregon State University
B.J. Tyson East Carolina University
Kevin Vannatta UNC Asheville
Isaiah Wilkins University of Virginia
Johnathan  Williams Gonzaga University
Alec Willis St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)
Brent Wrapp CSU Bakersfield