Lander's Pruett Named to NABC Honors Court
GREENWOOD - Lander's David Pruett, a rising senior on the Bearcats' basketball team, was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court it was announced this week. Pruett was the only Peach Belt men's basketball player to make the Honors Court.
The Honors Court recognizes those student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season. In order to be considered for the Honors Court, a player must be at least a junior or senior, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale), must have played at least one year at their current institution, and be a member of NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA.
Pruett, a mass communications major from Sugar Hill, Ga., helped lead the Bearcats to an 18-9 record in 2011-12. In 27 games played, Pruett averaged 13.9 points and 2.7 rebounds per outing while shooting 39.6 percent from the floor and 37.3 percent from the three-point line.
Last season, Pruett ranked third in the PBC in free throw percentage (93-of-108 for 86.1 percent), sixth in three pointers made (66) and ninth in minutes played (892).
Pruett has twice been named to the PBC Presidential Honor Roll for achieving at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year and was also voted to the PBC Men's Basketball All-Academic team.