Wheeling, WV — On Tuesday, the National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) released its annual team and individual scholastic awards for the 2021-22 season. The Wheeling University men’s basketball team honored five players for their individual achievement in the classroom. Graduate student Alex Humphreysjunior Dozie EnyosiobiSenior Jay Gentryjunior John Korteand graduate student Jordan Reid joined more than 2,000 other male basketball players across the country on the roster who dedicate their time to being well-rounded student-athletes.
In order to qualify as an NABC Honor Court athlete, a player must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher and be a junior, senior, or graduate student during the competition year. A total of 13 Mountain East Conference (MEC) players were on the roster at three different institutions (West Liberty, Davis & Elkins, and Wheeling), with Wheeling holding the second-most honorees behind Davis & Elkins (8).
Topping the list of winners was a graduate student Jordan Reid, who led the Cardinals in scoring last season with 559 points and 20.7 ppg. He became the 47th Cardinal to reach the 1,000-point mark last season and eclipsed the 1,800-point mark for his entire college career during the year. Reid was consistently one of the Cardinals’ top scorers throughout the season and earned All-MEC Second Team honors for his work on the field. On the defensive end of the ball, Reid was tied for second on the team with 5.6 rebounds per game and had three double-doubles throughout the year.
Joining Reid on the roster were two other Cardinals starting lineup regulars, Jay Gentryand John Korte. Korte was the team leader on the defensive side of the floor, averaging 6.0 rebounds per game and totaling 168 rebounds in 28 games played. He has also improved his scoring this season, averaging 8.0 points per game and scoring in double figures 11 times this season. Gentry was another consistent force on offense for the Cardinals, averaging 9.8 PPG while shooting .378 from the floor. Gentry fell just short of the 1,000 career point mark, finishing the season with 977 points, but helped lead the Cardinals to the playoffs for the fourth time in his career.
To complete the list are Alex Humphreys and Dozie Enyosiobi, who have each played a role on the Cardinals bench this season. Enyosiobi appeared in eight games for the Cardinals and scored a career-high 14 points while grabbing 10 rebounds. Humphreys appeared in four games for the Cardinals and scored two points while picking up one assist and one rebound.
The Wheeling Men’s Basketball team continues its preparations for the 2022-23 season as it seeks to return to the MEC playoffs and race for an MEC Championship.