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Knight named to NABC All-District First Team

Senior guard earns second career NABC honor

March 28, 2013 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee senior guard Marcos Knight has been named to the All-District 24 First Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). It marks the second straight season Knight has received all-district honors, earning second-team accolades last year.

Knight is the first Blue Raider to be honored by the NABC in multiple years. He was one of the top players in the Sun Belt throughout the season, leading the Blue Raiders to a 28-6 overall record, a 19-1 league mark and the program's first NCAA tournament berth in 24 years.

The Rentz, Ga., native led MT with 12.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He scored double figures 28 times this season and 52 times in his two-year career as a Blue Raider. An All-Sun Belt First Team honoree, he ranked among the league's top 20 in five different categories, including scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, assists and defensive rebounding. Knight was MT's leading-scorer 21 times this season and started all but two games over the past two seasons.

Knight joins LaRon Dendy (2012), James Washington (2011) and Desmond Yates (2009) as MT's NABC first-team honorees.

First-Team All-District 24
Augustine Rubit (South Alabama)
Marcos Knight (Middle Tennessee)Tymell Murphy (FIU)
Greg Gantt (Florida Atlantic)
Elfrid Payton (Louisiana)

Second-Team All-District 24
Shawn Long (Louisiana)
Brandon Peterson (Arkansas State)
Will Neighbour (UALR)
Trey Finn (Arkansas State)
Tony Mitchell (North Texas)
George Fant (WKU)

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