San Antonio - Trinity junior Matt Jones has qualified for the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2016-17 Honors Court.
The NABC honors men's basketball players who excel in academics. Among the qualifications for inclusion on the NABC Honors Court, a player must be a junior or senior and have maintained a grade point average of 3.2 or higher during the academic year.
Jones majors in business and finance and Trinity. He has been a member of the University's Dean's List and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll. On the court last season, Jones shelled out a school-record 138 assists. He became just one of six players in Trinity history to record 300 or more assists in a career. Jones, who was elected to the All-SCAC Third Team, averaged 5.3 assists per game.
Last week, the NABC honored Tiger men's basketball with the 2016-17 Team Academic Excellence Award. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better is required for the award. The program began in 2013, and Trinity has received the accolade all five years.
Trinity advanced to the 2016-17 SCAC Tournament at Georgetown, Texas. The Tigers came up short 71-65 to host Southwestern University. The Tigers are led by Head Coach Pat Cunningham, who will begin his 19th campaign at the helm. Trinity opens its regular-season schedule November 15, by hosting the University of Texas-Dallas.