Trio of Men's Basketball players named to NABC Honors Court
July 10, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- A trio of University of Texas players were selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, the NABC announced Wednesday. Former Longhorn J'Covan Brown along with rising seniors Andrew Dick and Dean Melchionni were named to the Honors Court, which recognizes collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.
Brown, who declared for the NBA Draft following his junior year, is an education major. Dick is a finance major, while Melchionni is majoring in corporate communication.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria that includes:
The NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All NABC members are expected to uphold the four core values of being a Guardian of the Game (advocacy, leadership, service and education) 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.