Virginia senior guard Joe Harris (Chelan, Wash.) was one of 10 players named to the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced Tuesday (Feb. 11). In its second year, this preeminent community service honor recognizes college basketball players who have made a commitment to improving their communities and the lives of others. Harris has volunteered his time at the Charlottesville Boys and Girls Club, local elementary schools and local hospitals. He presented a "Good Eating Practices" workshop at a local elementary school and is active in Virginia's Athletes Committed to Education (ACE) program. Harris also helped organize and participate in a trip to Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with special health needs. Harris is a member of Virginia's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), Student-Athlete Mentors (SAM) and Student-Athletes Committed to Honor (SACH). Harris will graduate this May with a degree in sociology. The Allstate NABC Good Works Team® is comprised of 10 student-athletes; five from the NCAA® Division I and five from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA. Joining Harris on the five-man Division I team were Aaron Craft (Ohio State), Jordan Morgan (Michigan), Danny Berger (Utah State) and Dau Jok (Pennsylvania). Peter Kazickas (Hamilton), Grant Neil (Hope), Aaron Patrick (Mount Aloysius), Tanner Sutton (Columbia) and Nick LaGuerre (St. Mary's of Maryland) from Division II and III and NAIA completed the 10-player team. Former Duke University student-athlete, two-time NCAA champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill headlines the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® voting panel. "Allstate is proud to join the NABC in recognizing college basketball players whose `good works' align with our commitment to giving back to the communities where we live and work," said Pam Hollander, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2014 NABC Good Works Teams® selection panel. "These remarkable student-athletes serve as an inspiration to us all and another reason to celebrate those who contribute to the good in life."
Harris Named to 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team
VirginiaSports.com | Feb 11