July 21, 2014
MADISON, Wis. – Excelling both on the court and in the classroom this past season, Frank Kaminsky and Duje Dukan were named to the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court, as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Monday.
The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. In order to be named to the Honors Court, student-athletes must meet a high standard of academic criteria, which includes a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher.
A 2014 First-Team All-Big Ten honoree, Kaminsky started all 38 games for the Badgers and averaged a team-best 13.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game last season. The senior from Lisle, Illinois, was named NCAA West Region Most Outstanding Player after leading UW to its first Final Four since 2000.
Dukan appeared in all 38 games last season, averaging 8.1 minutes as a reserve and averaging 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. The redshirt senior from Deerfield, Illinois, averaged 4.0 points per game during the NCAA tournament, including an eight-point, five-rebound performance against Kentucky in the Final Four.
Kaminsky and Dukan were two of a record 895 student-athletes honored with NABC Honors Court distinction, spanning 338 colleges and universities.
The NABC will announce its Team Academic Excellence Awards on Wednesday.
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches.