Hoops trio named to Honors Court

Hanover College men's basketball players Kyle James (Indianapolis, Ind.),  Desmond Marks (Bloomington, Ind.) and Jacob Rieger (Cold Springs, Ky.) have each been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court for excellence in the classroom.

To qualify for the honor, student-athletes must be a junior or senior with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year.

James, a senior-to-be and mathematics major, was a second-team all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference selection last winter. He ranked second on the Panthers with 11.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

Marks, who will be a senior, is a chemistry major. He averaged 8.2 points and 5.8 rebounds last season despite being limited by injury to 18 contests.

Jacob Rieger, who was graduated in May with an economics degree, was Hanover's top defensive player and added 4.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per outing.

The Panthers posted a 19-9 overall record last season. The squad was 13-5 in the Heartland Conference and advanced to the league’s tournament championship for the second straight season.

2013-14 NABC Honors Court