Three PBC Mens Basketball Players Named to NABC Honors Court
KANSAS CITY, MO – Three Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball players were recently honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) by being placed on the NABC Honors Court, which recognizes those collegiate players who excelled academically in 2009-10. Georgia College & State University’s Trent Fildes and Josh Hurst both made the team, as did USC Aiken’s Casey McMasters. To qualify for the NABC Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of qualifications including being either a junior or senior academically, have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and have at least one year in residence at their institution.
Hurst completed his junior year for GCSU in 2009-10. A native of Athens, Ga., he started all 28 games for the Bobcats and was the team’s leading rebounded with 6.6 per game. He was also fourth on the team in scoring with 7.9 points per game and hit 50% of his shots from the floor. A business management major, Hurst was named to the 2009-10 PBC Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team and the PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
Fildes played in all 28 games for GCSU and made a pair of starts during the 2009-10 season. Averaging just over 10 minutes per appearance, the senior averaged 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. From Adelaide, Australia, Fildes is majoring in Business Management at GCSU.
McMasters graduated from USC Aiken this past May with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He finished his time as a Pacer with a 3.241 Grade Point Average. On the court in the 2009-10 season, the Harrisburg, Pa., native averaged 9.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. He ended his Pacer career in the top 11 in school history in total points with 798. He was also named to the PBC Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team and the PBC Presidential Honor Roll.