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Brady Named NABC All-American
YORK, PA – Senior guard Nick Brady (Hanover, Pa./Delone CathoIic) became the second Spartan to earn NABC State Farm Division III All-American accolades as the teams were announced Thursday morning.
Brady earned third team national accolades, capping his outstanding 2009-10 Spartan campaign. Brady earlier earned the CAC Player-of-the-Year award, d3hoops.com All-Region accolades, and NABC State Farm First Team All-Middle Atlantic Region honors.
Brady becomes the second Spartan ever to earn the national NABC award. Forward Chad McGowan earned first-team honors in 2006-07 and second team honors in 2007-08.
Spartan head coach Jeff Gamber was happy to see Brady earn the national accolade.
“What a tremendous accomplishment for Nick,” states Gamber. “Nick improved as much or more than any player I’ve coached in 41 years. He is not the same player that he was as a senior at Delone Catholic. Nick is also an all-American person.”
Brady was humbled in receiving the prestigious All-American award.
“It is such an honor to receive such an award,” says Brady. “There are so many great players in the country. I feel very privileged to be recognized by the NABC. I am so fortunate to have such incredible teammates and coaches and without them, there is no way I could have earned this honor. It is a great ending to my York College career. I couldn’t imagine having a better experience anywhere else in the country.”
Brady had a brilliant senior year. He averaged 20.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. He shot 47.2% from the field, 41.3% from beyond the arc while he was a very consistent 84.7% from the charity stripe. Brady reached double figures in all 26 games this year including 13 20-plus points performances and a trio of 30-plus point contests. He recorded a career-high 36 points in the January 20 win at Mary Washington.
Brady was a two-year Spartan captain and closed out his career as one of eight Spartans to reach 1,500 career points. He finished his 104-game career with 1,524 points, 552 rebounds, 158 assists, and 87 steals. He was a 44.9% career shooter from the floor, 39.6% from three and 77.5% from the free throw line. Brady canned 218 threes in his career including 76 during his senior year. He is one of just two Spartans to record 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, and 200 three-point field goals. The other is Andy O’Brien who is also a Delone Catholic graduate and the Spartans’ all-time leading scorer.
Brady finished the season first in free throw percentage, first in three point field goals made, second in scoring, third in defensive rebounds, third in three point field goal percentage, eighth in rebounding, and 14th in field goal percentage.
Brady led the Spartans to a 10-game improvement over 2008-09 as this year’s squad finished 19-7 and 11-5 in the CAC, good for a tie for second place in the regular season. Brady’s honor is impressive as he is one of just 18 players out of over 6,400 in Division III to be recognized as one of the best in the country.