Feb. 28, 2007
Notre Dame, Ind. – Senior captains Russell Carter (Paulsboro, N.J.) and Colin Falls (Park Ridge, Ill.) have been selected to the Division I all-District 10 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Carter was chosen to the first team, while Falls garnered second team honors. As a first team selection, Carter is among 150 players now eligible for the NABC Division I All-America team that will be announced at the conclusion of the 2006-07 campaign.
Carter leads the Irish in scoring at 16.9 points per game and has scored in double figures in all but three games this season. He also is averaging 4.7 rebounds per game. Carter has scored 20-plus points in nine games and has led Notre Dame in scoring on 12 occasions, including a string of six straight contests earlier this year. The 6-4, 220-pound guard scored a career-high 32 points in a loss at St. John’s in early January that marked the first and only 30-plus point effort of his career. Carter registered his only double-double of the season against Seton Hall when he finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Named BIG EAST Player of the Week once and selected to the Honor Roll three times, Carter was the only Notre Dame player to start the season by scoring in double figures in the first 18 games of the season. That consecutive games double-figure scoring streak marked the longest of his career. Carter has started 56 games in the 93 games he has played during his four-year career. As a two-year starter, he has scored 909 career points for a 9.8 scoring average and grabbed 323 rebounds (3.5 per game) and made 103 steals.
Falls has played in 117 games during his career and missed just two games. A three-year starter, he has is one of 46 players in Notre Dame history to score 1,000 career points. He also ranks as the school’s all-time career three-point leader (313) and set the BIG EAST three-point career mark last Saturday (Feb. 24) in the win over Marquette. Heading into his final BIG EAST regular-season game, he has 184 three-pointers.
Falls is averaging career bests of 14.9 points and 3.0 rebounds this season. He has netted double figures in each of the last three seasons and has scored 1,314 career points. Falls has scored in double figures in 20 games and netted 20-plus points in seven contests and in four of the last eight games. His current 11-game double-figure scoring streak is the longest of his career and has scored in double figures on 56 occasions.
The 6-5, 200-pound sharpshooter has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times this season and was the recipient of the Wendell Smith Award as MVP of the DePaul game on Feb. 20.