There are seven Division I men's hoops teams that call Massachusetts home. Combined, those seven teams listed 108 players on their 2013-14 rosters.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced its 2013-14 Honors Court -- which recognizes academic juniors and seniors with at least a year at their current school and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 at the end of the current season -- on Monday. Care to guess how many of those 108 Massachusetts men's hoops players met the criteria for inclusion?
Now, care to guess how many schools those four student-athletes represented?
Harvard seniors Tom Hamel (major: Government) and Laurent Rivard (Computer Science) and juniors Charlie Anastasi (Economics) and Alex Nesbitt (Economics) were the only basketball players from the Commonwealth to make the NABC’s list, which included 895 players from 335 institutions across Division I, II and III and NAIA Division I and II.
It was the first such honor for Rivard (a two-time Crimson co-captain and the program’s all-time leader in made 3s), Anastasi and Nesbitt, and the second for Hamel, who didn’t play in 2013-14 due to a season-ending knee injury in preseason and has totaled just 11 minutes, three rebounds, and no points in his career.
Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.