ORU Duo Earns All-District Honors
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
Taylor Smith Stephen F. Austin
Damen Bell-Holter Oral Roberts
Warren Niles Oral Roberts
Brandon Fortenberry Southeastern La.
Omar Strong Texas Southern
Derick Beltran Southern
Fred Hunter Nicholls State
DeQuan Hicks Northwestern State
Malcolm Miller Southern
Demarquelle Tabb Alabama A&M