RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky junior men’s basketball player Deverin Muff is a nominee for the 2014 Allstate Good Works Team®, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced last week.
The award recognizes a select group of college basketball student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service. The NABC Allstate Good Works Team® will be announced in February.
The Colonels have the week off from game action during finals. EKU will play at No. 4 Wisconsin on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will air live on ESPN3.
In its second year, the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® honors players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. The student-athletes nominated for this award embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.
“Allstate is proud to recognize these two outstanding groups of men and women whose commitment to service and volunteerism demonstrate that ‘good works’ extend beyond the basketball court,” said Pam Hollander, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2014 NABC Good Works Team® selection panel. “Each of the nominees serves as a role model and inspiration to future generations seeking ways to give back, and another reason to celebrate the good happening in our communities.”
While jump shots and rebounds earn recognition on the hardwood, the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® help tell the stories of good taking place off the court that often go unnoticed. The 2014 nominees uphold impressive service resumes detailing unique and inspiring stories of servitude. From volunteering with sick and underprivileged children to lobbying state legislature for new laws that could help save lives, this exceptional group of young men and women demonstrate the positive impact student-athletes can have on and off the court.
From the 117 NABC nominees, a special voting panel will select two 10-member teams comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA. Former Duke University student-athlete, two-time NCAA champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill will headline the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® voting panel.
Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate to the 2014 NABC Convention and 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Dallas, where they will participate in a community project in the city. More information about the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® is available at www.nabc.org.