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Two HBCU players selected for 2007 NABC/NCAA Division II All-Star Game

March 18, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS--- Bowie State's Gil Goodrich and St. Augustine's Antonio Fitzgerald are two of the 20 student-athletes selected for the Second Annual NABC/NCAA Division II All-Star Game. The game matching an East All-Star Team (with 10 student-athletes from the NCAA East, Northeast, South and South Atlantic regions) against a West All-Star Team (with 10 student-athlets from the NCAA Great Lakes, North Central, South Central and West regions) will be held Friday, March 23 at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The All-Star Game will be part of NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Elite Eight which will be held March 21, 22 and 24 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The student-athletes and coaches selected to participate are:

East All-Star Team

* Tyrone Anderson, Concord University
* Christian Burns, Philadelphia University
* Matt Cooper, Le Moyne College
* Andre Dabney, Bloomfield University of Pennsylvania
* Antonio Fitzgerald, Saint Augustine's College
* Gil Goodrich, Bowie State University
* DeMario Grier, Pfeiffer University
* Esmir Guzonjic, University of North Alabama
* Magen McNeil, American International College
* Jason Smith, University of Alabama, Huntsville
* David McLaughlin (coach), Stonehill College

West All-Star Team

* Luke Anderson, Minnesota State University, Mankato
* Eric Babers, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
* Dustin Bremerman, Seattle Pacific University
* Kevin Johnson, Humboldt State University
* Dusty Jura, University of Nebraska at Kearney
* Damien Lolar, West Texas A&M University
* Frank Phillips, University of Findlay
* Ricky Volcy, Northern Michigan University
* Zack Whiting, Chaminade University
* Steven Wright, Northern Kentucky University
* Bill Brown (coach), California University of Pennsylvania

In the inaugural Division II All-Star Game in 2006, the West All-Star Team defeated the East All-Stars, 134-122. Ryan Diggs of Western Washington finished with a game-high 25 points and Franz Steyn of Southwest Baptist had 18 points and 11 rebounds as the duo earned co-Most Outstanding Player for the West All-Stars. Tayron Thomas of Philadelphia had 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists to earn MOP honors for the East All-Star Team.


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