LOGAN, Utah - Utah State men’s basketball’s Grayson Moore has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court after maintaining a cumulative grade point average better than 3.2 over the past year. Moore was one of nine student-athletes in the Mountain West to be recognized with the award.
Moore graduated with a degree in exercise science in 2015 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration. On the court, Moore appeared in 18 games last season, starting in four, but his season was cut short by a foot injury. Despite the setback, Moore averaged 3.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game and recorded season highs of 12 points and nine rebounds. Moore started alongside his brother, Jalen, at New Mexico, marking the first time that brothers appeared in the starting lineup for the Aggies since Jon and Nate Wickizer did so in 1993.
Moore was joined on the list by Boise State’s Nick Duncan and James Reid, Fresno State’s Jahmel Taylor, UNLV’s Barry Cheaney, and New Mexico’s Connor Joy, JJ N’Ganga, Cullen Neal and Tim Williams.
In order to be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior and a varsity player, maintained a cumulative G.P.A. of a 3.2 or higher for the 2015-16 academic year, must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution and be a member of an NCAA Division I, II or III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with an NABC member coach.
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.
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