Collins, Holder Earn NABC All-District Honors

Collins, Holder Earn NABC All-District Honors

Courtesy of Drew and Moravian Athletic Communications

KANSAS CITY - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2019 NABC Coaches' Division III All-District teams and coaches, recognizing the best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division, selected by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III.

Collins was named to the NABC Division III All-Middle-Atlantic Region First Team, marking his second postseason award in three days. On Monday, who was chosen to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team.
Collins also made team history last month when he became the program's first-ever Landmark Conference Player of the Year. He was also tabbed All-Landmark First Team after leading the conference in assists (5.5) and steals (2.2) while finishing second in scoring (16.7 ppg). Early in the season, Collins pumped in a career-high 35 points versus Washington and Lee University in the championship game of Drew's Rose City Classic, earning MVP honors and leading the Rangers to their first title in 17 years. Later in the team's regular-season finale, he scored 34 points and hit the game-winning free throws with 3.1 seconds left in 92-90 win over Catholic University, clinching the team's first-ever 20-win season. Collins broke the Drew single-season record for assists (165), and he nearly posted a triple-double in a victory at King's College with 13 pts, 12 assists, and nine rebounds. He also dropped 10 dimes in a win over Stockton University and in a victory over Neumann University in the first round of the ECAC Division III Tournament.

Holder is just the fourth Greyhound to earn NABC honors in program history and first since Brandon Zaleski '05 made the First Team in 2003. Neil Fromm '90 was selected to the First Team in both 1989 and 1990 while Bernie Ivin '88 made the First Team as a senior. Holder continues to add to a list of postseason awards that has also seen him selected to the Landmark All-Conference First Team, the All-Middle Atlantic Region Second Team and the Lehigh Valley Small College Basketball Team of the Year. Holder topped the Greyhounds with averages of 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, and he also had 78 assists, 48 steals, 31 blocked shots and 28 three-pointers this winter.

Holder completed his career as the Greyhounds' third leading scorer with 1,660 points, and he is also sixth in program history with 714 rebounds. He played in a school record 110 games and is third all-time with 113 blocked shots. Holder, who was also the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year in 2016, set a school record with 1439 made free throws in 2018-19, and he attempted a school record 604 free throws during his four seasons at Moravian.

Full All-Region Team Here