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GUILFORD CENTER TYLER SANBORN EARNS
2010 NABC DIVISION III PLAYER OF THE YEAR HONORS
KANSAS CITY, MO. (March 24, 2010) – Guilford College senior center Tyler Sanborn, who led his
team to the NCAA Division III championship semifinals, has been selected as the 2010 NABC Division III
Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Sanborn will receive his award at the AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show on Sunday, April
4, in Indianapolis. The event begins at 6 p.m. (EDT) at the Murat Theatre.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference player of the year, Sanborn averaged a career-high 19.8 points per
game and had 30 double-doubles. The 6-10 senior center ranks third nationally with 14.1 rebounds per
contest and had 18 games of 20 or more points, including a 27-point, 13-rebound effort versus Williams in
the NCAA Division III semifinals. In five NCAA Tournament games, he averaged 21.8 points and a
tourney-best 16.6 rebounds per game.
Sanborn scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in a win at Roanoke College in January
and pulled down a career-high 23 boards and scored a team-best 21 points in the Quakers' NCAA
sectional-round win over Wooster. A two-time D3hoops.com All-American and First Team All-ODAC pick,
Sanborn became Guilford’s sixth men’s basketball player to compile 1,000 points and rebounds in his
career earlier this year.
The two-time reigning D3hoops.com South Region Player of the Year and 2010 NABC South Region Player
of the Year, Sanborn averaged 4.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game his first two seasons as the backup
to 2007 NABC Division III Player of the Year Ben Strong (2008). Sanborn has won Guilford's most
improved player award three times.
In Sanborn’s four seasons for Coach Tom Palombo’s Quakers, Guilford has a four-year record of 104-19
for a winning percentage of .846.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary
basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of
basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC
currently claims nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball
coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the
Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in
the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of
the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its
programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.