KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bradley senior men's basketball player Jake Eastman (Richmond, Va./Douglass Freeman H.S.) and former men's basketball player Charonn Woods (St. Louis, Mo./Metro Academic & Classical H.S.) were named to the 2011-12 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honor Court, according to an announcement by the NABC Tuesday.
The NABC Honors Court included a total of 465 student-athletes from 190 colleges and universities from across the nation. The criteria for selection to the court includes being a junior or senior varsity player, maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher, having attended their current school for at least one year and being a member of a NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA institution.
Woods saw his role expanded greatly during his senior season, playing in 28 games with four starts. A two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete, he also was the recipient of the Bradley Athletics Coach Joe Stowell Award (2012) and the MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Award (Winter 2012). Majoring in health and science, Woods graduated in May with a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average and has been accepted to medical school.
Eastman posted career numbers across the board during the 2011-12 season. In addition to averaging 5.9 points per game, the 6-foot-5 wing finished third on the team in rebounding (4.1 rpg), assists (60) free throw percentage (.702) and minutes played (885). A second-team MVC Scholar-Athlete in 2012, Eastman carries a 3.31 cumulative grade point average as a sports communication major and has earned a spot on the Bradley Athletic Director's Honor Roll in each of his last five semesters.
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.