July 28, 2016
By: Tim Andrzejewski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HOUSTON — Rice junior basketball player Marcus Jackson was named to the NABC Honors Court, the organization announced.
In order to be named to the NABC Honors Court, student-athletes had to meet a set of standards that includes being either a junior or senior, a cumulative 3.20 or higher grade point average at the conclusion of the 2015-16 academic year, and have matriculated at least one year at their current institution (which must be a Division I, II, III or NAIA member).
Jackson missed all of last year due to an injury. He is a three-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team in 2015. Prior to his injury last year, he was named to the Preseason All C-USA Team. In his career, he is averaging 11.0 points, 2.9 assists and 2.9 rebounds while connecting on 35.5% from three.
Located in Kansas City, 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 and enhance the sport. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches.