KANSAS CITY, MO-The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2016-17 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. Juniors Gui Guimaraes (Ribierao Preto, Brazil/Miller School), Nick Chase (Wilmington, NC/Coastal Christian), and Logan Samuels (Bowie, MD/Potomac) all represented the Tigers.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria that includes being a junior or senior academically while boasting a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Guimaraes carries a 3.9064 GPA while majoring in chemistry. On the court, he had a strong year for the Tigers, averaging nearly eight points and five rebounds-per-game. He was efficient in the 18.8 minutes-per-contest, shooting 55.6 percent from the floor.
Chase, majoring in biology, has a near perfect GPA of 3.9785. The junior started in ten of his 21 appearances this past season, while averaging 5.7 points-, 3.4 rebounds-, and 0.8 assists-per-game.
Samuels was a staple in the backcourt this season, starting in 19 of his 27 appearances while playing over 22 minutes-per-game. The point guard dished out 3.1 assists-per-game while adding 9.3 points and 2.8 rebounds. In the classroom, he boasts a 3.6567 GPA majoring in computer science.
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