Two Men's Basketball Seniors Honored by National Association of Basketball Coaches
July 16, 2008
EASTON, Pa. - A pair of 2008 Lafayette men's basketball graduates, Matt Betley (Mount Laurel, N.J./Lenape) and Paul Cummins (Kildare, Ireland/South Kent School), were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honor Court. They were among seven Patriot League student-athletes honored while the Leopards were one of only two schools to have more than one student-athlete named. This is the second time Betley has been named to the NABC's Honor Court.
Both student-athletes were part of five Lafayette men's basketball players named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll earlier in July. Betley and Cummins each received honor roll distinction for the second-consecutive season.
Betley collected the Patriot League Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, posting a 3.50 grade-point average (GPA) in the spring semester. He captained the 2007-08 squad while averaging 11.3 point per game (ppg) and pulling down 5.8 rebounds per contest. Betley graduated in May with a 3.47 overall GPA with a degree in Economics & Business.
Cummins recorded a 3.69 GPA as a dual major in Psychology and Music in his final semester on College Hill and graduated with a 3.33 overall GPA. His 34.9 three-point career shooting percentage places him 23rd on Lafayette's all-time record list. Cummins finished his career tied for fifth all-time in career three-pointers made (162) and attempted (463).
The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess of the court, and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria that includes being a junior or senior varsity player, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year, have a at least one year at their current institution and be a member of a NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA school.
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