Four men's basketball student-athletes earn academic honor

Left to right: Matt Moros '18, Kyle Pitman '17, Joe Pucci '18, Wes Wilbur '17.
Left to right: Matt Moros '18, Kyle Pitman '17, Joe Pucci '18, Wes Wilbur '17.

Four Hamilton College men's basketball players have earned spots on the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.

2016-17 NABC Honors Court

Kyle Pitman '17 (Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista HS) and Wes Wilbur '17 (Wilton, Conn./Wilton HS) received the award for the second time while Matt Moros '18 (Somers, N.Y./Somers HS) and Joe Pucci '18 (New York, N.Y./Hill School [Pa.]) picked up their first honor from the NABC. Moros, Pitman and Wilbur all made the 2017 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team back in March.

A student-athlete has to meet four criteria to be eligible for the Honors Court. They need to be a junior or senior on the varsity team and their cumulative grade point average should be 3.2 or better at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. They must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution and the coach needs to be an NABC member at an NCAA or NAIA school.

Pucci started 22 games and averaged 6.0 points and 4.2 rebounds last season for the 16-9 Continentals. Pitman played in all 25 games, made 20 shots from 3-point range and recorded a 4.6 assist-to-turnover ratio. Wilbur averaged 3.1 rebounds and shot 65.2 percent from the field in 15 games but missed the last month of the season due to injury. Moros played in 10 games and ended up 9 of 13 from beyond the arc.