KANSAS CITY, MO-The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. Seniors Sasha Obradovic (Belgrade, Serbia/Hawaii Prep) and Khobi Williamson (Norfolk, VA/Maury), and Greg Lewis (Mechanicsville, VA/Hanover) represented the Tigers in the record number of 895 student-athletes from 335 colleges and universities who earned the 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:
- Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or high at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year.
- Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
- Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.
Obradovic graduated this May with a 3.64 GPA having majored in mathematical economics and minored in French. On the court this past season, the Serbian started in 18 of his 27 appearances while averaging 6.3 points- and 3.1 rebounds-per-game on 49.3 percent shooting.
Williamson, a Second Team All-Region and First Team all-ODAC pick, majored in physics while graduating with a 3.22 GPA. He was also awarded the Gammon Cup at Commencement, given to the member of the graduating class who has best served the College through character, scholarship, and athletic ability. On the hardwood, Williamson capped off his career as the Tigers' 27 leading scorer with 1,173 points while his 116 career blocks are second best in school history. This past season, he led the team in both scoring and rebounding with 15.0 points- and 9.0 rebounds-per-game.
Lewis, a rising senior, boasts a 3.47 GPA and is majoring in economics and business. He was the Tigers' third best scorer this past season, averaging 10.7 points-per-game while connecting on a team-best 43.3 percent of his three point attempts. He started in 15 of his 28 appearances while snaring 2.8 boards- and dishing out 1.6 assists-per-game.
To view the entire NABC Honors Court, click here.