KANSAS CITY, Mo. --- Tennessee State men’s basketball redshirt seniors Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Wayne Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) were honored for their standout seasons by earning National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) second team All-District 19, it was announced on Wednesday. The awards are voted on by Division I head coaches that are members of the NABC.
McCall, who also earned NABC Second Team All-District 19 a year ago, is a two-time Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year. As a senior in 2016-17, McCall averaged 14.3 points, 5.1 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game en route to First Team All-OVC honors. The 6-5 guard broke TSU’s single-season steals record with 76 as a redshirt senior.
TSU’s leading scorer and rebounder, Martin secured NABC All-District accolades for the first time in his career. The Second Team All-OVC selection put up 10 double-doubles on the season and finished second in the OVC with 9.2 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn, N.Y. native put up 20 or more points four times on the year and was top 50 nationally in field goal percentage and rebounds per game.
McCall and Martin helped TSU post a 17-13 record in 2016-17 for the program’s second-consecutive winning season.
2016-17 NABC Division I All-District 19
Evan Bradds, Belmont
Xavier Moon, Moorhead State
Jonathan Stark, Murray State
Jacolby Mobley, Tennessee-Martin
Antonius Cleveland, SE Missouri State
Tahjere McCall, Tennessee State
Josh Robinson, Austin Peay
Terrell Miller, Jr., Murray State
Nick Mayo, Eastern Kentucky
Wayne Martin, Tennessee State