FAIRBORN — Several local college basketball players were recently named to the 2017-18 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court.
The NABC Honors Court recognizes men’s college basketball players who excelled in academics during the past season. To qualify, a student-athlete must meet high academic standards. Recipients must be a junior or senior academically with a 3.2 or higher GPA for the 2017-18 academic year. In addition, they must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
Wright State players Alan Vest, Adam Giles, and Bill Wampler, and Cedarville’s Patrick Bain, Evan Kraatz, and Gabriel Portillo were named to the Honors Court.
“We have set a standard for academic excellence in our program, and these three men have done a tremendous job in meeting and exceeding expectations,” WSU Head Coach Scott Nagy said. “This is an honor for all of them, and we applaud their work in the classroom.”
The Raiders represented almost half of the seven Horizon League NABC honorees. The Wright State men’s basketball team was recently honored with the sixth annual NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards, given to teams with at least a 3.0 grade-point average. The Raiders posted a team GPA of 3.20.
The three Yellow Jackets are part of a group of 15 from the Great Midwest Athletic Conference to be recognized.