Whitman's David Michaels Nets Basketball All-American Honors, Scores 16 Points at NABC All-Star Game in Salem, Va.

News Release Date:
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- A few days after receiving All-American basketball honors, Whitman College senior David Michaels hit the court for a final time last Saturday in Salem, Va., scoring 16 points at the annual NCAA Division III All-Star Game sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

David Michaels and coach
Eric Bridgeland at NABC
Division III All-Star Game.

Michaels, an agile 6-foot-7 forward, was one of nine players representing the West All-Stars, which dropped a 109-105 decision to the East All-Stars.


The all-star game was played at the Salem Civic Center as a preliminary to the NCAA Division III national championship game. UW-Whitewater took home the national crown with a 63-60 victory over Cabrini.

Michaels, the Northwest Conference Player of the Year this past season, was one of five players who scored in double digits for the west all-stars. He also grabbed four rebounds and handed out two assists.

Weekend activities in Salem included a banquet for the Final Four teams (UW-Whitewater, Cabrini, MIT and Illinois Wesleyan) as well as the all-star game participants.

Michaels and other players also got the chance to visit a nearby elementary school, where they read to second grade students, and host a basketball clinic for Special Olympic athletes.

Michaels received his All-American honors last week from the D3hoops.com website.

David Michaels was front and center in a Special Olympics
coaching huddle last weekend in Salem, Va.

He is one of 25 players from around the nation, and the only player from the NWC, to be so honored (click here for complete list).

Earlier in the month, Michaels was named to the all-region first teams selected by both NABC and D3hoops.com (click here for news release).

Michaels, a graduate of Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nev., is majoring in psychology at Whitman.

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; holden@whitman.edu