Isaac Rosefelt named NABC All-American

St. Thomas center Isaac Rosefelt (JR-St. Paul/St. Thomas Academy) is among 24 players -- and one of eight first-team honorees -- named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III All-America team announced today.

Rosefelt is just the fifth MIAC player named to the elite NABC team in the 30-year history of the award. The only other conference first-teamer was Carleton's Gerrick Monroe (1993). MIAC second-team picks have been Bethel's Dale Turnquist (1989 and 1990), Augsburg's Devean George (1998 and 1999) and Gustavus' Doug Espenson 2005).

Rosefelt also was among 20 players named to the 2005-06 d3hoops.com Division III All-America men's basketball team.

Rosefelt made second team and was among just three non-seniors among the 20 honored.

Rosefelt also was chosen to the 15-player Basketball Times All-America team that was announced last weekend as a third-team honoree.

Rosefelt, who had 16 double-doubles this season, led the MIAC in scoring (19.4 ppg), rebounds (10.3), and blocks (2.1 bpg) and was second in FG% (63%). He's one of a handful of D-III players to rank in the top 50 nationally in all four categories.

Rosefelt has led St. Thomas to a 40-15 record in his two seasons, including a 23-6 mark in 2005-06 as he led the Tommies to the second round of the NCAA playoffs. He had 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting in the Tommies' 76-68 first-round NCAA win over No. 10-ranked North Central, and eight points and 14 rebounds in their 63-59 NCAA loss at No. 1-ranked Lawrence. Rosefelt had 27 points, 14 rebounds and nine blocked shots in a December 87-51 victory over then No. 11-ranked Gustavus.

In 55 games at UST, Rosefelt has posted 29 double doubles and 46 double-figure scoring games and has 920 points, 605 rebounds and 112 blocks. In six career postseason games, Rosefelt is averaging 15.3 ppg, 11.5 rpg and 2.5 bpg. In games vs. MIAC opponents, UST is 23-4 when Rosefelt has a double-double.

Rosefelt’s 23 rebounds in Jan. 2005 at Bethel are believed to be the most by any conference player in the last 20 seasons. Rosefelt had 306 rebounds last season in 26 games and 299 this season in 29 games.

Rosefelt played his first season at Division I Bowling Green and transferred to St. Thomas in 2004.