KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three members of the Franklin men's basketball program were named to the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NACB) Honors Court on Tuesday morning. Grizzly seniors Trey Boles, Aaron Mann and Robbie Prather were all named recipients of the association's annual honor.
Boles earned a spot on the Honors Court for the second straight year after graduating with a degree in athletic training. Last year, he appeared in all 25 games, making eight starts in his final year as a Grizzly.
Prather also collected his second career Honors Court award, graduating with a degree in political science/pre-law. The only Grizzly to start all 25 games, Prather finished second on the team with 13.2 points per game a year ago.
Mann earned his first nomination to the Honors Court after graduating with a degree in exercise science. The Indianapolis native led the Grizzlies with 19.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game a year ago.
To be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must maintain a grade point average of 3.2 at the end of the academic year and must be either a junior or senior with one year at their current institution.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches Association
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest "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. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.