Local Players Receive National Association of Basketball Coaches Honor


The National Association of Basketball Coaches released its 2017-18 NABC Honors Court Tuesday, and the list includes Omaha men’s basketball student-athletes Alex Allberyand Mitch Hahn, who excelled in the classroom last season. It marked the third straight Honors Court award for Allbery and the first for Hahn.

Allbery, a native of Omaha, Neb., graduated with his bachelor’s degrees in marketing and finance in May and carried a 3.34 grade-point average. Allbery was a member of the Summit League’s Academic Honor Roll and Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence, as well as the UNO Dean’s List.

Hahn, who hails from Fremont, Neb., has compiled a 3.37 GPA with a major in marketing. He is a member of the Summit League Academic Honor Roll and the UNO Dean’s List.


Nebraska basketball players Tanner Borchardt and Johnny Trueblood were recognized for their efforts in the classroom Thursday, as both players were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.

The honor is presented to players who are a junior or senior academically at an institution and posted a GPA of 3.20 or better at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year.

Borchardt earned a scholarship last season with his play in the Husker front court. He played in 20 games, totaling 1.8 rebounds and 0.9 points per game. He set career bests in points (eight), rebounds (10) and blocked shots (two) in 14 second-half minutes in a win over Stetson. In the classroom, the management major is a five-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll member and has garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors in each of the last two seasons.

Trueblood, an accounting major, played a major role on the scout team and appeared in seven games last season as a reserve, totaling three rebounds and an assist in limited time. In the classroom, he was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2018 and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.


Martin Krampelj is the lone member of Creighton men’s basketball’s team to have been named to the 2017-18 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court.

Creighton was one of five teams in the BIG EAST with at least one student-athlete to be honored.

Krampelj is a marketing major who has been named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team and the Creighton University Dean’s List in past years.