KANSAS CITY – South Dakota State’s Douglas Wilson was announced Monday as a National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) All-District 12 First Team selection.
The district squads, voted on by member coaches of the NABC, have featured at least one South Dakota State student-athlete in the past four years. Wilson advances to the NABC’s All-American ballot. That team will be announced in late March.
Wilson, who also garnered USBWA All-District honors, led the Jackrabbits in 2019-20 with 18.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. The big man scored 10 or more in 27 of 29 appearances, and broke the 20-point barrier in 12 contests. From Des Moines, Iowa, he shot 64.1 percent from the field in league play and twice dropped 31 points on a league opponent. The 2019-20 Summit League Player of the Year and All-Summit League First Team pick shot above 60 percent in all but three league contests, and immediately made his mark on the Jackrabbits after earning 2018-19 NJCAA Player of the Year honors a year ago.
Located in Kansas City, 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.