A day after earning ACC Most Improved Player and All-ACC honors, University of Louisville forward Jordan Nwora has been named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District IV team, encompassing student-athletes from Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Tennessee forward Grant Williams was selected as the USBWA District IV Player of the Year and Tennessee coach Rick Barnes was named the District IV Coach of the Year. Joining Nwora and Williams on the all-district team are Jordan Bone, Tennessee; Tyler Herro, Kentucky; Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb; Ja Morant, Murray State; Admiral Schofield, Tennessee; Breein Tyree, Ole Miss; PJ Washington, Kentucky; Quinndary Weatherspoon, Mississippi State; and Dylan Windler, Belmont.
Nwora is the second-most improved scorer in the nation with his 17.3 scoring average (fifth in the ACC), up 11.6 points per game from his 5.7 average a year ago. He is one of four players in the ACC who has scored 20 or more points on at least 12 occasions this season. Nwora has scored in double figures in 29 of 31 games this season (last 16 straight games) and has produced eight double-doubles this season.
A sophomore from Buffalo, N.Y., Nwora is UofL’s leader in scoring (17.3 ppg, fifth in the ACC) and rebounding (7.7 rpg, seventh in the ACC). He is also among the ACC leaders in field goal percentage (.445, 13th), three-point field goal percentage (.372, 10th), three-pointers made per game (2.3, 12th), defensive rebounds (6.42 per game, fourth) and minutes played (32.2 per game, 19th).
An exercise science major who was named to the All-ACC Academic men’s basketball team last week, Nwora scored a career-high 32 points against Boston College in Louisville with 10 rebounds and four assists. Honored on the 2018 NIT Season Tip-Off All-Tournament team in November, he has made at least three three-pointers on 16 occasions this season.
Louisville (19-12, 10-8 ACC) returns to action on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the second round of the ACC Tournament in Charlotte, N.C. against the winner of Tuesday’s Georgia Tech against Notre Dame game.