PITT NAMED A 2014 ALLSTATE NABC GOOD WORKS TEAM NOMINEE
Dec. 3, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced their 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team and University of Maryland Eastern Shore junior forward Ishaq Pitt (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was among those nominated, it was announced today. The award recognizes a select group of college basketball student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service.
In its second year, the Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® honor players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. The student-athletes nominated for this prestigious award embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back. The 2014 nominees uphold impressive service resumes detailing unique and inspiring stories of servitude. From volunteering with sick and underprivileged children to lobbying state legislature for new laws that could help save lives, this exceptional group of young men and women demonstrate the positive impact student-athletes can have on and off the court.
Pitt has excelled with the books and in the community in his three years at UMES. Last season, he was named to the 2012-13 NABC Honors Court and the MEAC Commissioners All-Academic Team. He is a men’s basketball representative for the Students Athletics Advisory Committee and the Student Government Association. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native has given a lot of his time to volunteering at UMES Cares Day Angel and at the Seton Center for the men’s basketball food drive initiative. He has also worked at Angel Tree, UMES Street Sweep and been a part of Community Service Day.
The junior does not stop there as he is an integral part of the men’s basketball team. In his three years as a Hawk, Pitt has averaged 6.2 points-per-game and 3.7 rebounds-per-game. The 6’3 forward has played in 60 games to date and has registered 44 steals, including a career-high three at Wyoming in 2011. This season he is fourth on the team in rebounds and is averaging 4.8 ppg. Pitt scored a career-high 19 points at Navy as a freshman.
More information about the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® and the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® is available at www.nabc.org and www.wbca.org.
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