The accolades continue to roll in for three locals players and a coach as National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II All-West Region honors were announced.
Senior Mitchel Anderson and junior Terrence Drisdom of Cal Poly Pomona as well as senior Kwame Alexander of Cal State San Bernardino all earned first-team honors while Broncos coach Greg Kamansky was named Coach of the Year.
It marks the third time that Kamansky earned West Region Coach of the Year selection with the previous honors coming in 2009 and 2010. This past season – his 13th at CPP – Kamansky raised his career totals to 270-110 for a winning percentage of .711.
Anderson, a Temecula native, finished with 1,433 points and 180 steals, ranking third all-time for the program in both statistics. Anderson is now the school’s leader in three-pointers, knocking down 190 while at CPP.
Earlier Anderson picked up California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Most Valuable Player honors for both the regular season and tournament.
Drisdom, of Corona, averaged 13 points per game to rank second on the team in scoring while proving to be CPP’s top free throw shooter at 82 percent.
The 2012-13 Broncos’ squad matched the program record for wins at 28, even with the 2010 national championship team.
Meanwhile Alexander became the first Cal State player to have at least 900 points, 500 rebounds and 60 blocks in his career. This season he led the CCAA in scoring (16.7) and rebounding (8.8). He also ranks among the top 10 in eight CSUSB career categories in his three-year career – points (No. 7-919), field goals (No. 6-336), field goal attempts (No. 10-608), field goal percentage (No. 3-.553), free throws (No. 5-246), free throw attempts (No. 4-397), rebounds (2nd-562) and blocks (1st-66).
The Coyotes finished 20-9 in 2012-13 and returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three seasons and made their 12th appearance in school history.