Weisbrod named NJCAA All-American

Published 11:20 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016

Colton Weisbrod will have one more honor from his junior college career to take with him to Lamar, and it’s his biggest one yet.

The NJCAA awarded Lamar State College Port Arthur’s standout sophomore freshman with a spot on its men’s basketball All-America first team, which was released Thursday.

It was a much-deserved honor for Weisbrod, a 6-foot-5 guard from Nederland who ranked in the top 10 nationally in three categories and was the 11th-leading total scorer with 685 points (21.4 per game average, good for 14th).

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Weisbrod’s play helped LSCPA win the Region XIV South Zone with a 13-6 mark. The Seahawks finished 22-10 overall, having won 16 of 17 at home.

Weisbrod ranked ninth nationally in defensive rebounds (224) and 10th in total rebounds (346). His 10.8-rebound per game ranked him 12th.

It’s not the first national award Weisbrod has received this season. He was named NJCAA Division I Player of the Week for the period of Jan. 18-24 after averaging 28 points and 14.5 rebounds and shooting 18 for 31 from the floor combined in wins over Lee College and Jacksonville College.

Weisbrod was a standout at Nederland High before beginning his collegiate career at New Orleans for the 2014-15 season.

He officially committed to Lamar in November and could have a fellow Seahawk join him in Beaumont for next season. Christian Albright, LSCPA’s sophomore forward, received an offer from the Cardinals earlier this week.

Other first-team honorees were Central Florida guard Kevin Maura, Connors State (Oklahoma) guard Deven Simms, Gillette (Wyoming) center Kavell Bigby-Williams, Hutchinson (Kansas) guard Bashir Ahmed, Motlow State (Tennessee) guard Jaylen Barford, North Dakota State College of Science guard Julian Walters, North Idaho guard Braian Angola Rodas, Odessa (Texas) forward Devin Davis and Seward County (Kansas) guard Niem Stevenson.