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Santos-Silva Named NABC All-District

(Via VCU Athletics) VCU’S SANTOS-SILVA NAMED NABC ALL-DISTRICT

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU junior forward Marcus Santos-Silva (Taunton, Mass.) has been named All-District Second Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

It’s the first All-District honor for Santos-Silva, who led the Rams in points (12.8), rebounds (8.9) and blocks (1.3) per game, while shooting .569 from the field. The 6-foot-7 forward also recorded 10 double-doubles this season, and logged career-highs in steals (34).

Santos-Silva topped 20 points six times during the 2019-20 season, including a career-high tying 26 on Jan. 5 at George Mason. He also scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and four steals in the Rams’ 84-82 win over 23rd-ranked LSU on Nov. 13 at the Siegel Center.

The Taunton, Mass. native was even better in conference play, averaging 13.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.


NABC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM – DISTRICT 4

First Team
Fatts Russell, Rhode Island
Jalen Crutcher, Dayton
Obi Toppin, Dayton
Jordan Goodwin, Saint Louis
Kyle Lofton, St. Bonaventure

Second Team
Jacob Gilyard, Richmond
Grant Golden, Richmond
Blake Francis, Richmond
Marcus Weathers, Duquesne
Marcus Santos-Silva, VCU

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