La Jolla, California - James McCann and MacKenzie McCullough of the UC San Diego men's basketball team continued to excel in the classroom this past year and each were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court Monday.
To qualify for the Honors Court, a student-athlete must have been a junior or senior academically and posted at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year.
McCann (Carlsbad/La Costa Canyon HS) recently graduated as an economics major at Marshall College. One of the most prolific guards to ever suit up for the Tritons, he broke UCSD's record for career assists, free throws made and games started. McCann also scored his 1,000th career point this past season. The two-time All-California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) performer was a member of the NABC Honors Court in 2013 as well.
Also a senior, McCullough majored in political science at Marshall College. His playing time was limited due to injury in 2014. Over 14 games, he averaged 10.6 points and 6.0 rebounds. On UCSD's career lists, he finished second in blocks, seventh in blocks/game and ninth in free throw percentage. McCullough was also named to the NABC Honors Court in 2013.
A record 895 student-athletes from 335 colleges and universities earned NABC Honors Court distinction in 2014.