Washburn basketball player Brady Skeens was named to the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court on Tuesday for academic achievement.
Skeens is a double major in bachelor of business administration (management and finance) and is working on three minors in computer science information, economics and leadership studies.
To be eligible for the NABC’s Honor Court, players must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher and be a junior or senior. Skeens was one of five MIAA players to earn the honor, along with Lindenwood’s Rayko Dundalov and Landon Mills, Fort Hays State’s Grant Holmes and Northeastern State’s Montre Williams.
Skeens, a 6-foot-7 forward, averaged 14.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.2 blocks and 3.2 assists last year as a junior, earning first-team All-MIAA honors. The Shawnee Mission Northwest product was also named the MIAA’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season.