By Christy Cain
(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Upon the conclusion of the NAIA National Championship, the 2014-15 Division I Men’s Basketball All-American teams were officially released. The selections are made by the All-America Committee and comprise a first, second, third team, as well as honorable mention candidates. There are 10 members on each of the first three All-America teams.
Westmont senior captain Daniel Carlin caps off his collegiate career with the official title of a Second Team All-American. While Carlin was sidelined on Tuesday’s championship game due to severe sickness, the senior has so much to be proud of. The circumstances of Tuesday night do not overpower the success that Carlin has had this year. Not even close.
In his final season as a Warrior, the Aussie started every single one of their 36 games. He averaged 25 minutes per game and 13.6 points per matchup. Offensively, he led the squad with a team high 61.4 percent field goal percentage. Overall this season, Daniel made 197 of his 321 shots from the field totaling 489 points on the year. Defensively, the 6-9 Center was the top rebounder for the Warriors. Carlin pulled down a total of 252 boards this year (63 offensive, 189 defensive), averaging seven per game. He also added 78 assists, 40 blocks and 13 steals to his career stats.
In his three years as a Warrior, Carlin has made 353 of 600 total field goals, leaving him with a 58.8 field goal percentage, which ranks as the third best shooting percentage in Warrior men’s basketball history.