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FORMER UDC BASKETBALL PLAYERS NOMINATED TO NCAA ELITE EIGHT 50TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM

Washington, DC— The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently announced the names of former Division II basketball players who were nominated to its 50th Anniversary Men’s Elite Eight Basketball All-Tournament Team, which included University of the District of Columbia All-Americans Michael Britt and Earl Jones.  They were members of the 1982 University of the District of Columbia NCAA Division II National Basketball Championship Team, and the 1983 UDC NCAA Division II National Basketball Championship Runner-up Team.

The NCAA Division II Elite Eight Championship is the “Big Dance” for Division II membership schools who qualified by virtue of the number of games won in a particular season and through regional playoffs to advance to the National Championship Game.  This anniversary all-tournament team is a celebration for the Men’s Elite Eight Championship, and former players were nominated to the team through a nationwide vote of coaches, athletic staff and others.

Others honored as nominees to the 50th Anniversary All-Tournament Team include basketball luminaries and former NBA players Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, Jerry Sloan, Walt Frazier, and Marvin ‘The Human Eraser” Webster. Britt and Jones also went on to play briefly for NBA teams after leaving UDC.