Brown, Hightower named to NABC All-Region team

FROM STAFF REPORTS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – University of Montevallo sophomore Troran Brown and senior Drico Hightower were each selected second team National Association of Basketball Coaches NCAA Division II men’s basketball All-Southeast Region following the release of the teams March 21.

Brown and Hightower were also named first team All-Peach Belt Conference following the season. In addition, Brown was named second team Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region.

Brown and Hightower finished the season among the leaders in several categories in the Peach Belt Conference while leading the Falcons to a 20-10 overall mark and their fourth consecutive NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament appearance during the 2012-2013 season.

Brown finished third in the conference in scoring with an average of 18.7 points per game. The 6-foot-2 guard from Phoenix, Ariz. also finished fifth in the conference in assists with an average of 5.8 assists per game, which also ranks among the national leaders in NCAA Division II.

Brown was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week once during the regular season.

Hightower finished fifth in the conference in field-goal percentage with his 60.8 percent shooting from the floor this season, which also ranks him among the national leaders in NCAA Division II. The 6-foot-7 forward from Augusta, Ga. also finished 11th in the the conference in scoring with an average of 16.2 points per game. Hightower also finished 11th in the conference in rebounding with an average of 7.1 rebounds per game.

Hightower was also named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week once during the regular season.

Brown and Hightower helped the Falcons advance to the NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament for the eighth time in the past 10 years during the 2012-2013 season. The duo also helped Montevallo clinch its second consecutive Peach Belt Conference West Division championship during the regular season.