Daemen College basketball center Andrew Sischo, a junior from Guilderland, was named on Tuesday to the first team Division II team selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. It comes a day after Sischo was named to the All-District first team by the NABC.
It's the third All-America award for Sischo, who is 6 feet, 9 inches and 240 pounds. He was a second-team selection after the 2018-19 season of the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association and last month was second team Academy All-America as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The D2CCA is expected to release its 2019-20 All-American team later this week.
Others named to the NABC All-America team were: Dalton Bolton, West Liberty (W.Va.), Jordan Floyd, King (Tenn.); Qua Grant, West Texas A&M, Kylan Guerra, Jefferson (Pa.); Brett Hanson, Florida Southern; Cam Martin, Missouri Southern State; Mark Matthews, Nova Southeastern (Fla.); Courvoisier McCauley, Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.); Selom Mawugbe, Azusa Pacific (Calif.); Malik Miller, Indiana (Pa.); Kyle Monroe, Michigan Tech; Joel Murray, West Texas A&M; Brandon Myer, Minnesota-Duluth; Tyrell Roberts, UC-San Diego, and Jake Van Tubbergen, Grand Valley State (Mich.).
Sischo appeared in 31 of Daemen's 32 games and averaged 24.9 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. He ranked first among all Division II players with 22 double-doubles and shot 65% from the field, 45% from 3-point range and 74% from the free-throw line. He's just the fourth Division II player since the 2010-11 to average at least 24 points and 11 rebounds per game, and the only one to shoot at least 60% from the field.
In NCAA Division II statistics, Sischo was second in rebounding, eighth in scoring and 10th in field goal percentage as he led Daemen to a second straight NCAA Division II tournament wild-card bid. He also earned second straight East Coast Conference and Division II East Region Player of the Year honors.
Daemen's all-time leader in made field goals (722), Sischo is the only player in Daemen history with at least 1,800 points and 900 rebounds in his career. In 89 games, he has 1,820 points, 906 rebounds, 356 made free throws, 88 blocked shots and 47 double-doubles. The Wildcats are 70-22 in his three seasons after he sat out his freshman year as a red shirt. He scored a Daemen record 47 points in win over Queens College in a quarterfinal game in the ECC tournament.