WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America men's basketball standout Bryson Fonville '16 was selected in the National Basketball Development League (NBDL) Draft on Sunday afternoon. Fonville was taken by the Dallas Mavericks' affiliate, the Texas Legends.
The Greensboro, N.C., native was taken with the ninth pick of the fifth round and is one four selections for the Legends, joining LSU's Keith Horsnby, Daemen's Uchechi Ogbonna and Georgetown's David Allen.
Fonville is one of the most decorated men's basketball players in school history. The 2015 Landmark Conference Player of the Year finished his career with 1,649 career points, which places him in the top-10 in school history alongside several Division I players and a few members of the 2001 National Championship team.
"Words cannot adequately describe how excited I am for Bryson. I am amazingly proud of him and all that he will accomplish," said head coach Steve Howes. "This proves that the level you play at in college does not matter. There are great players at the small college level. Rather, it is what you achieve where you are at that is more most significant. His hoop dreams are alive because of his talent, effort and coachability.
A four-year starter, Fonville was named an All-American by several media outlets in 2015 and 2016, which made him just the fourth two-time All-American in Catholic history.
Fonville helped lead the Cardinals to the Landmark Conference Championship this past season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times in his career.
He is a two–time Landmark Champion and three-time regular season champ and was selected as Catholic Univeristy's Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete last year. He also ranks in the top-four all-time at Catholic in steals.