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Grubbs Sporting News Preseason Honorable Mention All-American - 09/07/11

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Patrick Grubbs Sporting News Div. II Basketball Preseason Honorable Mention All-American
     09/07/11...Mountain Cat senior center Patrick Grubbs (Turtle Creek, Pa.) earned 2011-12 Sporting News NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Preseason Honorable Mention All-America honors when this year's teams were released.
     Grubbs dominated the paint for the Mountain Cats as a junior on his way to earning First-Team All-WVIAC honors.  Grubbs, a two-time WVIAC Player of the Week selection, led Pitt-Johnstown in scoring (18.4 ppg.), rebounding (8.5 rpg.), field goal percentage (67.5%), and blocked shots (19).  Grubbs collected 10 double-doubles on points and rebounds and scored in double-figures in all 28 Mountain Cat games.  Nationally, he finished fourth in field goal percentage, 46th in rebounding, and 64th in scoring.
     On Jan. 15, 2011 at Ohio Valley (WV) University, Grubbs became the Mountain Cats’ 22nd 1,000-point scorer.  He enters this season ranked 10th on the Pitt-Johnstown All-Time Scoring List (1,294 points) and third on the all-time rebounding list (943 rebounds).

Sporting News NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Preseason Top 10
1. Bellarmine (KY)
2. Lincoln Memorial (TN)
3. West Liberty (WV)
4. Alabama-Huntsville
5. BYU-Hawaii
6. Benedict (SC)
7. Missouri Southern
8. Augustana (SD)
9. Metro State (CO)
10. UMass-Lowell

Sporting News Preseason All-America Team
First Team
Phillip Brown (Georgia Southwestern)
Jet Chang (BYU-Hawaii)
Braydon Hobbs (Bellarmine)
Jeremy Kendle (Bellarmine)
Josh Magette (Alabama-Huntsville)

Second Team
Marcus Goode (Benedict)
Desmond Johnson (Lincoln Memorial)
Trevin Parks (Johnson C. Smith)
Taylor Rohde (Alaska-Anchorage)
Cody Schilling (Augustana, SD)

Honorable Mention
Jason Adams (Missouri Southern)
Daniel Bailey (Queens, NC)
Stefan Bonneau (C.W. Post)
Shammel Brackett (UNC Pembroke)
Alvin Brown (USC Aiken)
Zane Campbell (Alabama-Huntsville)
Kyle Caiola (Findlay)
Xavier Collier (Benedict)
Dan Comas (Chestnut Hill)
Jarrell Douglass (Limestone)
Brent Eaton (Hillsdale)
Brent Evans (Queens, NC)
Reggie Evans (Metro State)
Dwayne Fells (Cal Poly Pomona)
Gerald Fulton (Missouri-St. Louis)
Patrick Grubbs (Pitt Johnstown)
Rob Gutierrez (St. Rose)
Ali Haidar (Michigan Tech)
Alex Hall (Drury)
Trevon Hamlet (Southern Connecticut)
Ahmad Harris (Bloomfield)
Cedric Harris (West Liberty)
Greg Hayes (Mount Olive)
Mike Hollingsworth (Wayne State, MI)
Randy Hunter (Humboldt State)
Travis Hyman (Bowie State)
Thomas Manzano (New Mexico Highlands)
Cameron McCaffrey (Augustana)
Adrian Moss (Indianapolis)
Andy Poling (Seattle Pacific)
Da'Ron Sims (West Georgia)
Ashton Smith (Indiana, PA)
Derek Staton (Mount Olive)
Isaac Thornton (Fairmont State)
Liki Turner (Francis Marion)
Odell Turner (Wingate)
Clayton Vette (Winona State)
Anthony Young (Kentucky Wesleyan)