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Feb. 11, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE – 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.”

The Allstate NABC Good Works Team® shines a light on the positive impact these student-athletes have off the court and in their communities. The 10 student-athletes named to this year’s team demonstrate the unique ability to balance academics with athletics while committing themselves to giving back to others.

Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® will be invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, to the 2014 NABC Convention and 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four® in North Texas, where they will participate in a community service project.

“The 10 young men selected to the 2014 NABC Good Works Team® amplify the significant contributions of all of the men’s basketball student-athletes across America,” said NABC Executive Director Jim Haney. “We are proud to partner with Allstate to celebrate them as outstanding role models and for the positive impact they have made in their communities, the nation and the world.”

In addition to Hollander, Hill and Tamika Catchings, the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team® selection panel members include: former college basketball players Greg Anthony (UNLV), Mateen Cleaves (Michigan State) and Alana Beard (Duke); former head coaches Bobby Cremins (College of Charleston), Seth Greenberg (Virginia Tech), Marsha Sharp (Texas Tech) and Nell Fortner (Auburn); current college basketball coach Coquese Washington (Penn State); and media members Seth Davis (Sports Illustrated/CBS), Dana O’Neil (ESPN), Carolyn Peck (ESPN) and LaChina Robinson (ESPN/FOX).

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