KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Elon University men’s basketball team had four players named to the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court on Tuesday, July 18, as announced by the association. Recognized for their hard work in the classroom last season, Jack Anton, Luke Eddy and Patrick Ryan were each selected to the Honors Court for the first time in their careers.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications include:
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 2016-17 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 Division I or II institution.
A finance and management double major, Anton played in 18 games during his junior campaign. A native of Mason, Ohio, Anton scored 10 points, grabbed 18 rebounds, and recorded three blocks on the year.
Eddy averaged 7.3 points and a team-high 3.7 assists per game as a senior. The Charleston, W. Va. native also finished his career with 296 assists, which ranks eighth in program history. In addition, Eddy earned CAA Player of the Week honors on Nov. 28, 2016 and was a nominee for the 2016-17 NABC Allstate Good Works Team for his work in the community. Eddy graduated with degrees in management and marketing.
Ryan played in four games in 2016-17, earning one start against Delaware on Feb. 25. A native of Darien, Conn., Ryan scored seven points and grabbed two rebounds on the year. Ryan graduated with degrees in finance and management.