LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Siena Basketball red-shirt senior forward Brett Bisping and senior guard Marquis Wright have been lauded as National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District I Second Team selections. The duo was amongst five student athletes named to the Second Team, which is selected and voted upon by member coaches of the NABC.
This marks the second straight season in which the Saints have placed a member on an NABC All-District team. Bisping received NABC District I First Team honors last season, and is being honored for the fourth time in his career by the organization. In 2015, Bisping was named to both the NABC Honors Court and the NABC Allstate Goodworks Team.
A native of Peoria, Illinois, Bisping averaged 12.3 points this season and was tabbed both a Second Team All-MAAC and MAAC All-Tournament Team selection. He posted 13 double-doubles and led the MAAC in rebounding for the second straight season with 9.7 caroms, which currently ranks 24th nationally. Bisping graduates as the only player in Siena Basketball history to eclipse both 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds for his career, as he departs ranking 11th all-time in program history in scoring (1,528) and fourth in rebounding (1,024).
Wright joined Bisping in also being named both a Second Team All-MAAC and MAAC All-Tournament Team honoree. The Waldorf, Maryland standout was a two-time MAAC Player of the Week who ranked third in the conference in assists (5.0) and sixth in scoring (16.8). He also recently wrapped up a brilliant career in which he now ranks third all-time in Siena Basketball history in assists (614), fifth in steals (199), and 10th in scoring (1,546).
Bisping and Wright led the Saints to the program’s first MAAC Championship Game appearance in seven years, earlier this month. Siena won 13 of its final 19 contests to finish with a 17-17 overall record, and tied for third in the MAAC with a 12-8 league mark.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.com.