KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A trio of Eureka men's basketball players have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court.
The Red Devils' honoree are Chris Daniels (Peoria, Ill./Peoria), Kyler Stork (Normal, Ill./Normal West) and Ethan Zulz (Wasburn, Ill./Lowpoint-Washburn). Stork, one of two EC seniors exiting with these honors, was also an Honors Court recipient in 2019.
The NABC recognized more than 1,350 men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows: Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player, cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2019-20 academic year, students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution, member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with an NABC member coach.
Daniels, a junior business administration major, appeared in 24 games this past season, contributed 7.5 points per game while shooting 45.8 percent from the floor and was a key defender for the Red Devils. He posted a career-high 31-point performance at Greenville on Jan. 22. and reached double figures five times.
Stork, a business administration/sport management major, was a critical post player off the bench for EC this past season, appearing in 21 games, averaging 5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game on 57.3 percent shooting. He scored a career-high 14 points in a senior-day win over Greenville on Feb. 22.
Zulz, a senior art and digital media and design major, was one of only three four-year members of the Red Devils this season. He was a part of the senior class that finished with 60 wins in four years, making it EC's winningest class in four years. The senior reserve was also EC's representative on the SLIAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
"The NABC Honors Court highlights the talents and gifts that these men possess on the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom," the NABC said in the press release.