July 21, 2014

Mitchell, Bassett, and Wilson Named to NABC Honors Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court, recognizing collegiate men's basketball student-athletes who excelled academically during the pastseason.

Senior Spenser Mitchell and juniors Taylor Bassett and Ryan Wilson received top accolades, earning NABC individual honors. 

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. A record number 895 student-athletes from 335 colleges and universities earned NABC Honors Court distinction.

In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows: 1.) Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player, 2.) Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year, 3.) Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution, and 4.) Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach. 

The NABC will announce its Team Academic Excellence Awards on Wednesday, July 23. 

Click here for a list of all honorees.

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