Brewer Named to Good Works Team

Brewer Named to Good Works Team

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall senior Max Brewer was named to the inaugural Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Good Works Team.  

The award recognizes a unique group of men's college basketball student-athletes who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement including building homes for the elderly, leading basketball clinics, reading to students and working with children with hearing disabilities.   

Brewer is one of five players from Division II, Division III and the NAIA from across the country to be named to the team.  Athletic departments submitted 161 nominations for deserving student-athletes. From the nominations, two voting panels selected two 10-member teams for both men and women. 

Last summer, Brewer went on two different service trips to Africa with organizations that strive to aid the struggling populations in various communities. From mid-June to mid-July, he traveled to Cape Town, South Africa as part of the One Goal Program. Then in August, Brewer and a team of five other Division III basketball players and a few coaches from across the country traveled to Kenya with the Travelbond organization. Travelbond creates sustaining educational and improved health opportunities for impoverished and disaster areas all through basketball. Additional information about Travelbond can be found at http://travelbond.org/

He continues to give back by assisting with middle school students from the Lancaster School District that participate in Squash Aces. 

"The NABC is pleased to honor 10 outstanding men's basketball student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to charitable and community service-related activities," said Jim Haney, NABC executive director. "These student-athletes have made a significant impact on the organizations they have served, and have shown outstanding character on the court, in the community, and in the classroom.".

Brewer will be invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA®, to the 2013 NABC Convention and 2013 NCAA® Men's Final Four® in Atlanta, where they will participate in a community project in the city. Allstate is an official corporate partner of the NABC, WBCA and NCAA. 

The following players have been named to the 2013 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®:

 

NCAA® Division I

 
 
 
 

Name

Cl.

Pos.

School

Hometown

Langston Galloway

Junior

Guard

Saint Joseph's University

Baton Rouge, La.

Jakob Gollon

Junior

Forward

Mercer University

Stevens Point, Wis.

John Mann

Junior

Forward

Belmont University

Smyrna, Ga.

Peyton Siva

Senior

Guard

University of Louisville

Seattle, Wash.

Tyler Thornton

Junior

Guard

Duke University

Washington, D.C.

 

NCAA® Divisions II, III and the NAIA

 
 
 
 

Name

Cl.

Pos.

School

Hometown

Max Brewer

Senior

Guard

Franklin & Marshall College

Park Ridge, N.J.

Jake Greene

Senior

Guard

LSU-Shreveport

Dry Creek, La.

Joseph Henain

Junior

Center

Mount St. Mary College

Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

Kevin Kotzur

Senior

Center

St. Mary's University

La Vernia, Texas

Colton Overway

Senior

Guard

Hope College

Holland, Mich.

 

Since 2008, Allstate has partnered with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as sponsor of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, which shines a spotlight on the positive, off-the-field impact college football student-athletes have on their communities. Through an arrangement with the AFCA, NABC and WBCA, Allstate is able to expand the Good Works Team® to also recognize college basketball student-athletes at all levels who donate their time and effort to make a difference off the court.  

More information about the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® is available at www.nabc.org

About the National Basketball Coaches Association

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest "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.org.