NABC Honors Court
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State men's basketball players Chibueze Jacobs, Calvin Martin and Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa were each placed on the 2018-19 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.
The award recognizes men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. Criteria includes: 1) Academically a junior or senior. 2) Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year. 3) Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
Jacobs and Mauriohooho-Le'afa will both enter their senior seasons for the Hornets in 2019-20, while Martin was a senior this past year and is on pace to graduate next spring. In fact, Martin is still a student-athlete at Sacramento State as the 6-foot-6, 235-pounder will play at tight end for the Hornet football team in the fall.
Martin received the award for the second straight year while Jacobs and Mauriohooho-Le'afa both earned the award for the first time.
Jacobs will be a fourth-year senior after appearing in all 31 games a year ago, including five starts. The forward averaged 4.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 13.6 minutes per game, but saw his playing time spike over the final four games of the season when he logged 20.5 minutes per contest.
Martin started 21 games a year ago at power forward, averaging 12.3 minutes per game. He drew a team-high 18 charges during the season and over 40 percent of his rebounds came on the offensive glass. Martin shot 51 percent from the field, and tallied two blocks and seven rebounds (five on the offensive glass) in a 58-55 win over UC Davis at the Golden 1 Center.
A finalist for Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Mauriohooho-Le'afa played in 30 games a year ago, including 26 starts. The fourth-year senior averaged 8.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 31.2 minutes per game, and the steals were the fourth best mark in the league. He notched 17 points in the Hornets' Big Sky Tournament win over Northern Arizona.
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