Former Mt. SAC star earns D2 All-American honors

Kentucky Wesleyan’s Jeff Fahnbulleh received third-team All-America recognition from both Basketball Times and Daktronics (SIDs) after leading the Panthers back to national prominence by compiling a 24-8 record and a record breaking 34th trip to the NCAA tournament.

The 2008 Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year finished second in the nation in rebounding (12.1 rpg) and third in the GLVC in scoring (19.1 ppg). He shot a second-best 57.8 percent from the field, and a third best 37.5 percent from the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line (78.3) for the Panthers.

The 6-7, 260-pound senior center from Los Angeles, posted 19 double-doubles and was one of just two players in the GLVC this season to post 20-plus points and 20-plus rebounds in the same contest with 25 and 23 respectfully against SIU Edwardsville. He became the 39th Panther to surpass the 1,000 point milestone with 1,009 in two seasons at KWC.

Fahnbulleh, a transfer from Mt. San Antonio College, received first team All-Great Lakes Region honors from NABC and Daktronics, selected a GLVC-high Player of the Week three times and named to the NABC All-Star squad. He started the year as a preseason Sporting News honorable mention All-America selection followed by earning Disney West All-Classic team recognition.