Darius McGhee Named NABC First Team All-District
For the second straight season, Liberty’s Darius McGhee was named to the NABC’s District Three First Team, becoming the first Liberty player to earn this award in consecutive years.
McGhee was sensation during his senior season, being named the ASUN Player of the Year for the second straight season averaging 24.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. One of the best guards in the nation, the senior from Roxboro, N.C. ranks No. 1 in the nation in total points (812), total field goals made (276) and three-pointers made (142) and ranks No. 2 in the country in points per game (24.6). McGhee has set many records this season as he holds the ASUN single season record for most three-pointers made in a season along with setting the Liberty record for most three-pointers in a season, most points scored in a single game (48), most career three-pointers made (366) and set Liberty’s Division I record for most points scored in a single season (812). McGhee has had a historical season as he is the only person in the last 30 seasons of college basketball to score 800 points, grab 145 rebounds, record 115 assists, and make 140 three-pointers in a single season.
This is the fourth straight seasons that Liberty has been represented on the all-district teams as Caleb Homesley was named to the All-District team in 2020 and Scottie James was a District Three Second Team selection in 2019.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, Mo., the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.com.