WILMINGTON, NC March 26, 2013 – The awards keep pouring in for UNCW men’s basketball standout Keith Rendleman, who recently concluded his career as the school’s all-time leading rebounder and fourth leading scorer.
Rendleman, a 6-8, 220-pound forward from Iron Station, N.C., was named to the 2013 Lou Henson All-America Team in Boston late Monday. He’s a finalist for the Lou Henson Award, presented each year by CollegeInsider.com to the top NCAA Division I mid-major player in the country.
The award is named in honor of former Illinois and New Mexico State skipper Lou Henson. He coached a combined 41 years at the two schools and is one of only 12 coaches to take two schools to the Final Four.
The team also includes Travis Bader (Oakland), Billy Baron (Canisius), Jerrelle Benimon (Towson), Tommy Brenton (Stony Brook), Ryan Broekhoff (Valparaiso), Isaiah Canaan (Murray State), Jackie Carmichael (Illinois State), Will Cherry (Montana), Jake Cohen (Davidson), D.J. Cooper (Ohio), Matthew Dellavedova (Saint Mary’s), James Ennis (Long Beach), Shane Gibson (Sacred Heart), Juan’ya Green (Niagara), Corey Hawkins (UC Davis), Tyler Haws (BYU), Troy Huff (North Dakota), Lamont Jones (Iona), Zeke Marshall (Akron), Jake Odum (Indiana State), Jamal Olasewere (LIU-Brooklyn), Augustine Rubit (South Alabama), Colt Ryan (Evansville), Taylor Smith (Stephen F. Austin).
“Keith had a terrific season and it’s wonderful to see him recognized for all of his hard work,” said third-year UNCW coach Buzz Peterson. “He came to play every night and was a rock for us. He has a bright future ahead of him.”
Rather than assemble a first team, second team, third team and honorable mention, the Lou Henson All-America team is one squad featuring 25 players. The award will be presented at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in Atlanta, site of the men’s NCAA Basketball Championship.
Rendleman was previously named First-Team All-Conference by the Colonial Athletic Association, CAA Player-of-the-Year by CollegeInsider.com and All-Conference by college basketball blog CollegeHoopsDaily.