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Broome, Spradlin Honored by the NABC

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Awards keep coming in for the Morehead State men's basketball program. Today, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced its all-district teams with freshman Johni Broome being named First-Team All-District 18, and Preston Spradlin earning the district's Coach of the Year.

District 18 includes the Ohio Valley Conference.

Broome, the OVC Freshman of the Year, helped lead the Eagles to their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010-11 by ranking first among conference freshmen in points, rebounds and blocked shots.

The Plant City, Fla., product also was tabbed 1st Team All-OVC, OVC All-Newcomer Team, OVC All-Tournament Team, OVC Tournament MVP and set the program record with nine OVC Freshman of the Week accolades. During the season, he was named the Lou Henson Award & Lute Olson Award National Player of the Week by College Insider.

He is also a finalist for the Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year award.

Broome finished the regular season and OVC Tournament with five double-doubles in his last six games and had 13 overall double-doubles.

Spradlin, in his fourth full season leading the Eagle program, was named the OVC Coach of the Year by the league vote, leading the Eagles to a program record 17 conference wins. The 23-7 record marks the third highest single-season win total in program history.

Morehead State has won 19 of the last 20 games heading into the NCAA Tournament. The Eagles led the conference in all but one defensive stats category and ranked second in the nation in blocked shots.

Spradlin is also a finalist for the Hugh Durham and Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year awards. 

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