Utah State men's basketball had seven student-athletes named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, representing the most individual honorees among every NCAA Division I institution in the nation. The list includes graduated seniors Sam Merrill and Diogo Brito, along with junior Alphonso Anderson, sophomores Justin Bean and Brock Miller, and redshirts Marco Anthony and Carson Bischoff.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The criteria includes being classified as a junior or senior academically, a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2019-20 academic year, a member of the team for at least one year and a member of the coaching staff is a part of the NABC.
Utah State's seven honorees were a part of 1,350 total student athletes that were recognized across the nation among all divisions of college basketball. The NABC Honors Court highlights the talents and gifts that these men possess on the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.
In addition to the individual honors, Utah State was also recognized with an NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, honoring those teams with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2019-20 season. In order to earn an NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA must count the grade point averages of all men's student-athletes who competed during the 2019-20 season.
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