Tulsa MBB: Woodard, Harrison Named To NABC District Teams


Friday, March 27th 2015, 4:01 pm
By: News On 6


Tulsa junior guard James Woodard was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches District 25 First Team, while classmate Shaquille Harrison was placed on the second team, the NABC announced Friday.

Woodard and Harrison were also selected to the American Athletic Conference first and second teams this season, respectively. Woodard earned NABC second team all-district honors in 2013-14. The all-district teams are selected and voted on nby member coaches of the NABC.

Woodard, a native of Arcadia, Okla., was Tulsa's leading scorer for the third straight year. He averaged 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, while making 2.6 3-pointers per contest. He scored in double digits 28 times this season, at least 20 points six times. He connected on 37 percent of his 3-point attempts, and made at least three 3-pointers in 16 games.

Harrison, who hails from Kansas City, Mo., led the Hurricane in assists and steals, and was second on the team in scoring and rebounds. He averaged 13.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game. He scored in double figures 22 times and 20 points seven times, and recorded at least three assists in 22 games. He compiled 125 assists and a 1.5 assist/turnover ratio.

The Golden Hurricane concluded the season with a 23-11 record, including a 14-4 mark in conference play to finish second in the league, and advanced to the second round of the NIT.