D3hoops.com and NABC Announce 2017-18 All-Region Awards

2017-18 All-Region

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. – D3hoops.com and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced their All-Region/All-District teams this week. Eastern Connecticut State University senior guard Tarchee Brown (Rockville, Conn.) ad head coach Bill Geitner were named the Northeast Region Player of the Year and Coach of the Year by the NABC. 

Brown, who was also named a First-Team NABC All-District and Second-Team D3hoops.com All-Region selection, was named the program's first NABC District Player of the Year after averaging 19.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game in his final collegiate season. He was named the Little East Conference Player of the Year for the first time this year, and was named a First-Team All-Conference recipient for the fourth consecutive year. This was his second straight all-region accolade from D3hoops.com after being named a fourth-team pick as a junior.

Geitner guided the Warriors to a 26-4 record, setting a program record for wins, and a top-10 national ranking for the first time in program history in 2017-18. Eastern Connecticut claimed the LEC regular season and tournament titles for the second consecutive year, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. This marks his second Coach of the Year honor from the NABC, the first coming in 2011-12.

Junior forward Ty Nichols (Springfield, Mass.) received second-team honors from both D3hoops.com and the NABC after averaging 20.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.6 steals per game this season for the Owls, who spent half of the season among the teams receiving votes in the D3hoops.com Poll. He was named a LEC First-Team All-Conference selection for the second straight year in 2017-18, and was a Third-Team D3hoops.com All-Region selection last season.

Junior forward Mike Osgood (Nashua, N.H.) was named a D3hoops.com Third-Team All-Region pick after averaging 21.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for the Panthers. This marks his first All-Region honor.