KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has announced the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
Lincoln (Pa) University senior Myles Markland was among the 822 athletes named to this year's Honors Court. Markland holds the distinction of being the only men's basketball student-athlete from an HBCU in any division to be named to the 2018-19 Honors Court. He is the first Lincoln player in the institution's Division II era to be named to the NABC Honors Court and one of two Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) players named. (The second from Chowan University- a non-HBCU institution).
"As a coach, I am proud to see one of my players honored for their success in the classroom," said Lions Head Coach Doug Overton. "Myles put in a lot of hard work for us during his time here at Lincoln and truly struck a balance between success on the court and his success in the classroom and I am thrilled to see him being honored by our coaches association."
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows:
1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
2. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.
Markland completed his second season as a member of the Lions men's basketball team following his transfer from Richard Bland College. A key contributor off the bench, Markland appeared in 15 games, scoring a season-high 12 points against Chowan on February 21, 2019. In his two seasons at Lincoln, he appeared in 38 games, averaging nearly three points a game while shooting 82.5% from the free throw line.
A Mass Communications major, Markland will complete his degree in December 2019.