Galliguez, Rakestraw named NAIA All-Americans


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KANSAS CITY (March 27, 2013) - Senior guards Abel Galliguez and Coleson Rakestraw have been named to the 2012-13 All-America Honorable Mention squad, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today.

Galliguez and Rakestraw were key members of the squad for the last four seasons as the duo keyed the Golden Eagles to its first 100-win plateau in a four-year span, landing an overall record of 100-35. John Brown has made an appearance in the Division I Men's Basketball Championships three of the four seasons while capturing its first-ever Sooner Athletic Conference regular season championship this past season, posting a 14-2 mark in SAC play.

Rakestraw, a native of Siloam Springs, Ark., capped his career with his best scoring season, notching 388 points, an average of 11.1 points per game, while dishing out a career single-season best 86 assists. The 6-foot-2 senior guard shot 42.2 percent from the three-point line, easily his best single-year average ever. Rakestraw concluded the season ranked No. 24 in the nation in three-point percentage while finishing No. 25 in total triples made (76).

Galliguez, of Sugar Land, Texas, finished his career with 1,418 points, landing a career scoring average of 10.4 points per game. The 5-foot-8 guard captured the No. 17 ranking in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.237) while grabbing the No. 26 slot in total helpers (132).

Both players were named to this season's All-SAC list as Galliguez garnered second-team honors while Rakestraw nabbed first-team accolades.

For an entire list of 2012-13 All-Americans, please click here.

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