Kansas City, Mo. - Saint Xavier University freshman guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) was named as an honorable mention selection on the 2010-11 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball All-America Team when the NAIA national office released the teams early Wednesday. Karp becomes the first SXU player to earn a spot on the NAIA‘s All-America Team since the 2007-08 season when former standout Julian Scott (Country Club Hills, Ill./Hillcrest) was named to the honorable mention squad as a sophomore guard after averaging team-bests of 15.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 4.3 assists.
Karp had an impressive debut season for the Cougars leading the team in both scoring (19.5 points per game) and rebounding (7.1 rpg). He also shot a stellar 54 percent (199-for-366) from the field and 84 percent (109-for-130) from the free throw line on the year. Karp finished third overall in the CCAC in both scoring average and rebounding, while closing out as fourth overall in field goal percentage. In the NAIA, he finished the season ranked No. 17 in points per game, field goal percentage and free throw percentage.
Saint Xavier had a solid season posting a 19-13 overall record and finishing fourth in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) regular season standings with a record of 3-7. The Cougars ended the 2010-11 campaign with an extremely hard-fought battle in the semifinals of the CCAC Division I Men's Basketball Tournament to No. 1 ranked Robert Morris University (Ill.) by a score of 104-94.