HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker senior men’s basketball player Tom Wright (Sydney, Australia) can add another accolade to his list for the 2010-11 year as he was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honor Court on Monday.
This highly prestigious honor is awarded by the NABC to those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2010-11 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, an 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 G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2010-11 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Institution.
One of just five Conference Carolinas players to be named to the Honor Court, this is the second year in a row that Wright has received this tremendous honor. In addition to his Honor Court award Wright was also named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year, was named Coker’s C.G. Timberlake Male Athlete of the Year, was a Second Team All-Conference selection, a Conference Carolinas All-Tournament Team selection and was a Academic All-Conference selection.
A 2011 graduate of Coker, Wright is currently pursuing a professional basketball career with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia.