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ORU Duo Earns All-District Honors

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 03/26/2013
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KANSAS CITY, Mo.-A pair of Oral Roberts men’s basketball players have picked up all-district honors from the NABC, it was announced Tuesday. Seniors Damen Bell-Holter and Warren Niles were each named to the first team all-district. It is the second year in a row in which ORU has had a first team selection, with Dominique Morrison picking up the accolade last season.

Niles and Bell-Holter are the first pair to earn first team all-district honors in school history, and make it 16 all-time selections.  Both have their names all over the single-season and career record books at ORU with Niles recently passing ORU Hall of Famer Tim Gill for eighth all-time at ORU with 1,966 career points and is fourth in career 3-pointers made with 290, while Bell-Holter has moved into fifth on the career rebounding charts with 870 and is fourth in blocked shots with 138.

Both were named to the All-Southland Conference first team as well, and were joined on the all-district first team by fellow SLC standouts Taylor Smith (SFA) and Brandon Fortenberry (SLU).

The full list of All-District selections can be found at: http://nabc.org/awards/all_district/FINAL-2012-13NABC-D1-ALL-DISTRICT-TEAMS-4.pdf

2012-13 NABC District 23

First Team

Taylor Smith Stephen F. Austin

Damen Bell-Holter Oral Roberts

Warren Niles Oral Roberts

Brandon Fortenberry Southeastern La.

Omar Strong Texas Southern


Second Team

Derick Beltran Southern

Fred Hunter Nicholls State

DeQuan Hicks Northwestern State

Malcolm Miller Southern

Demarquelle Tabb Alabama A&M



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