KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 28, 2021) — The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the ninth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics. These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2020-21 season.
The Tigers took care of business in the classroom and earned a team cumulative GPA of 3.11 for the 2020-21 season.
Clemson also had six members from last year’s team earn Honors Court recognition, which honors those with at least a 3.2 GPA or higher and academically a junior or senior varsity player.
For the 2020-21 academic year, Parker Fox (Reno, Nev./Oconee (Ga.)), Aamir Simms (Palmyra, Va./Blue Ridge School), Wells Hoag (Greenville, S.C./Greenville), Nick Honor (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland), John Newman III (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School) and Hunter Tyson (Monroe, N.C./Piedmont) earned recognition for last year’s Tiger squad.
In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA must count the grade point averages of all men’s student-athletes who competed during the 2020-21 season.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 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.com.