NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball senior Evan Bradds (Jamestown, Ohio) has been named to the 2016-17 Men's All-District Team, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) announced Tuesday.
Bradds, who was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year for a second consecutive season and is a finalist for the Julius Erving Award, ranks third all-time in career field goal percentage (.672) in NCAA Division I men's basketball since the statistical category was first tracked in 1948.
The 6-7 forward led the nation in field goal percentage each of the last two seasons, becoming the first NCAA Division I men's basketball player to lead the nation in shooting back-to-back since former Bruin Adam Mark did so in 2002 and 2003.
Bradds has recorded 96 career double figure scoring games and is the OVC active leader in points (1,896) and rebounds (906).
He was also named to the Lute Olson and Lou Henson Player of the Year Watch Lists and is a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.
This marks the 11th time a Belmont men's basketball player has earned All-District honors.
Bradds was also named USBWA All-District in 2015-16.
As was the case last season, the other nine honorees on the USBWA All-District IV Team hail from major conference programs.
Bradds is one of five Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball players to earn USBWA All-District honors (since records began in 2003).
USBWA District 4 encompasses programs from the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
2016-17 USBWA All-District IV
- Evan Bradds, Belmont
- KeVaughn Allen, Florida
- Dwayne Bacon, Florida State
- De'Aaron Fox, Kentucky
- J.J. Frazier, Georgia
- Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech
- Yante Maten, Georgia
- Donovan Mitchell, Louisville
- Malik Monk, Kentucky
- Sebastian Saiz, Ole Miss