KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2016-17 Honors Court Tuesday morning and Franciscan men's basketball junior Keoni Sablan earned his first academic award from the organization.
The NABC recognizes those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. 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.
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:
- Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
- Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
- Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
- Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.
Sablan, a psychology major from Modesto, CA, earned a spot on the Honors Court in his first year of eligibility for the award. The guard finished the year with 332 points and a .366 shooting percentage. Sablan is just 114 points away from 1,000 for his career.
Franciscan finished the 2016-17 campaign 4-21 under first-year head coach Joe Wallace.