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School-Record Seven Rice Owls Men's Basketball Players Named to NABC Honors Court

POSTED: July 19, 2022 -- 12:13 p.m. CT

Tuesday, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced its annual Honors Court with a school-record seven Rice Owls men's basketball players earning the distinction.

Riley Abercrombie, Travis Evee, Max Fiedler, Terrance McBride, Ben Moffat, Reed Myers and Quincy Olivari were all named to the Honors Court.

The men's basketball team also earned the NABC's Team Academic Excellence Award for the ninth time in the last 10 years.

In order to be named to the NABC Honors Court, student-athletes had to meet a set of standards that includes being either a junior or senior, a cumulative 3.20 or higher grade point average at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year, and have matriculated at least one year at their current institution (which must be a Division I, II, III or NAIA member).

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Abercrombie was named to the Honors Court for the second straight year. He saw action in 28 games, making one start He averaged 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game, connecting on 40.8% from three while majoring in Sport Management.

Evee is a two-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member. The Randolph, Mass., native was named Conference USA Honorable Mention after placing second on the team and 18th in Conference USA in scoring with 13.6 points per game and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (37.9%). He was second on the team with 2.8 assists while pulling down 3.1 rebounds. Evee's 86 three-pointers tied for the fourth-most in a season in school history while majoring in Sport Management.

Fiedler earns the honor after being named to the C-USA All-Academic Team and the Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, both of which for the second straight season. He was third on the team with 9.9 points per game while leading the Owls with 7.7 rebounds (third in C-USA) and 3.5 assists (10th in C-USA). He connected on 57.5% from the field, and tied for fourth in the league with nine double-doubles while majoring in Mathematical Economic Analysis.

In his first season with the Owls, McBride made 10 starts, including the final nine games. He averaged 3.9 points and 2.0 assists, connecting on 45.1% from the floor.

Moffat is a three-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. He's played in 16 games in his career, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds while majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Myers is a three-time C-USA Academic Medalist and Commissioner's Honor Roll member. He has seen action in 11 career games, scoring his first career points this year against Jarvis Christian while majoring in Sport Management and Psychology.

Olivari is a three-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. This year, he saw action in 20 games, making 16 starts before suffering a season-ending injury. He averaged 9.9 points, and 6.0 rebounds, and averaged 2.1 assists. Olivari recorded three double-doubles while majoring in Sport Management.

The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches.

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