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Kentrall Brooks Honored For Community Service Excellence

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Kentrall Brooks

Marist College center Kentrall Brooks, a Bronx native, was announced today as a nominee for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team(r) - one of the most prestigious off-the-court honors in men's college basketball.

For the fifth year, Allstate and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) are recognizing a select group of men's college basketball student-athletes for their remarkable community service achievements.

Brooks stands out from his peers for his remarkable community service accomplishments, including:


*         participating in Kids' Day Out and at Special Olympics activities in the community

*         working at the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Stuffed Shirt Project and at a Friends of Jaclyn team adoption ceremony here

From this year's all-time high 181 nominees, a final roster of 10 award recipients - five players from the Division I level and five players from Divisions II, III and the NAIA - will be announced in February.

 

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