(Editor’s be aware: College of Windfall media launch)
GREAT FALLS– College of Windfall males’s basketball participant Zaccheus Darko-Kelly was named an NAIA Preseason All-American by Basketball Occasions journal.
Darko-Kelly was one among twenty gamers throughout the NAIA that the subscription-only journal named a preseason All-American. He’s one among two gamers within the Frontier Convention featured; Jovan Sljivancanin from Carroll School is the opposite.
“It is an awesome honor for him,” head coach Steve Keller mentioned. “He is been in that blend since final yr. I am glad to see him get the popularity he deserves.”
Darko-Kelly seems to be to enhance upon probably the most stellar season in program historical past. As a junior, he averaged 22.5 factors, 8.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists per sport whereas capturing 52% from the ground and 43% from past the arc. He was named the Frontier Convention Participant of the 12 months after being named the Frontier Convention Participant of the week six occasions.
Nationally, Darko-Kelly was the primary participant in NAIA historical past to win the win the NAIA Nationwide Participant of the Week award thrice in a row. After the season, he was named a NAIA 1st Staff All-American. He was additionally named a finalist for the Bevo Francis Award, an award given to the highest participant of all small faculty basketball applications.
The journal additionally launched a preseason Prime 20 ballot and has the Argos ranked #9. Carroll is the one different Frontier Convention college within the rankings. Within the official NAIA Preseason Prime 25, Windfall is ranked 11th whereas Carroll is ranked 21st.
“It is a good honor for our program that folks nationally are considering of us,” Keller mentioned. “It means there’s quite a lot of respect on the market for our program that we’re attempting to construct.”
Basketball Occasions is a month-to-month print publication that has lined faculty basketball for greater than 40 years and dubs itself as “The Actual Voice of School Basketball.” It is among the few sport-specific print publications nonetheless left and is barely out there by subscription.