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Slinger H.S. grad Derek Sabin named to 2022-23 Academic All-District Men’s Basketball Team | By Greg Sage

February 21, 2023 – Slinger, WI – Slinger High School graduate Derek Sabin has been named to the 2022-23 Academic All‐District® Men’s Basketball Team. Sabin is a senior on the Belmont University men’s basketball team.


Academic All‐District® honorees advance to the CSC Academic All‐America® ballot. First‐, second and third‐team Academic All‐ America® honorees will be announced in mid‐March.

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Sabin has been a part of three conference championship teams, including Belmont’s historic 2019 NCAA Tournament at-large team that defeated Temple.

The Slinger, Wisconsin native has made 87 game appearances and 10 starts during his Bruin career in Nashville, Tenn.


A team captain for the 2022-23 season, Sabin is a 4-time Belmont University Dean’s List honoree, 3-time OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll recipient and 2-time NABC Honors Court selection.


The 6-9 forward earned the 2021 OVC Academic Medal of Honor emblematic of a 4.0 grade-point average for the calendar year.


Sabin holds a 3,91 GPA in his major of exercise science with a pre-med track. He also holds a double minor in chemistry and strength & conditioning.


He was honored as part of the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Spotlight program earlier this season.


Sabin becomes the 26th Belmont men’s basketball student-athlete named Academic All‐District®, including Luke Smith in 2021-22.


For more information about CSC Academic All‐District® and Academic All‐America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com.


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