Eight Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Players Named to NABC Honors Court


KANSAS CITY, MO. – Conference Carolinas had a total of eight players from three schools named to the 2017-18 NABC Honors Court, it was announced today by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that student-athletes possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.

Representing Conference Carolinas was Barton College with three players named to the Honors Court in Chris Cook, Bobby Stenborg, and Matt Woods.  Also with three players Erskine College's Taylor Ferguson, Justin Shelton and Wes SmithNorth Greenville University rounded out the honors with two players on the list in Daniel Burchette and Luke Raines.

In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications for the Honors Court are as follows: 1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player; 2. Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year; 3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution; 4. Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution.

Full NABC Release


2017-18 NABC Honors Court

Barton College

Chris Cook

Bobby Stenborg

Matt Woods

Erskine College

Taylor Ferguson

Justin Shelton

Wes Smith

North Greenville University

Daniel Burchette

Luke Raines


Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University.

About the NABC

Since its beginning, the NABC has continually worked to further the best interests of the game of basketball as well as the players and coaches who participate in the sport. In doing so, the NABC has established the following goals and objectives to pursue its mission:

  • To promote the ideals of integrity, sportsmanship and teamwork among men's basketball coaches and the players whom they coach;
  • To unify coaches on issues pertaining to basketball at all levels;
  • To provide member services which address the needs of the coach professionally, emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually;
  • To encourage basketball coaches to serve as community outreach agents who elevate moral, ethical and educational values;
  • To enlighten the general public, media, institutional educators and athletic administrators to the fact that coaches are good for the sport and the young people whom they serve;
  • To work with the legislative arm of the NCAA on issues that affect basketball and intercollegiate athletics, in particular identifying issues that not only benefit the student-athlete but also the ability of the coaching staff to work effectively and beneficially within the institution.