Tulsa’s Foree named to NABC Honors Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tulsa’s Alex Foree was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2017-18 season, the organization announced on Tuesday. 

In order to be named to the NABC Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior, must own a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.

Foree, a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, completed his junior season in 2017-18 as he works toward a degree in mechanical engineering.

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. For additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, go to www.nabc.org.

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