Senior center Nathan Boothe will play in the Reese’s 2016 Division I College All-Star Game during Final Four weekend in Houston.
Boothe, who just capped off a tremendous collegiate career with the Rockets, will participate in the game Friday, April 1, at NRG Stadium.He received first-team All-Mid-American Conference accolades this past season after leading the MAC in scoring with 19.3 points per game and ranking third with 9.0 rebounds per game and an 82.4 free-throw percentage. He also was fourth in double-doubles (14) and 11th with 3.4 assists per game.
Boothe’s 618 points this season ranked third in school history, and his 155 rejections are the most in Rocket annals. He led or shared the squad lead in scoring on a team-high 19 occasions, rebounding a team-best 25 times, and assists on 11 occasions.
The Gurnee, Ill., native concluded his career tied for 10th place on UT’s career scoring list with 1,494 points and tied for 10th place on UT’s all-time career rebounding list with 777 boards.
Earlier this season, Boothe was one of 13 individuals named to CollegeInsiders.com’s mid-season Mid-Major All-America team Jan. 5. He also received the MAC’s West Division Player of the Week honors on seven occasions.
The game will feature 20 of the nation’s most outstanding college senior student-athletes selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, which is sponsoring the all-star event.