The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named Evan Bailey of the College of Charleston men’s basketball team as one of the 278 nominees for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team.
The award recognizes those who personify the true spirit of teamwork and giving back, at all levels of college basketball, whose charitable involvement stands out amongst other student-athletes.
Bailey, a member of the Colonial Athletic Association All-Academic Team last season, is also a member of the College’s Honors College majoring in chemistry, with a 3.721 grade-point average.
This season, Bailey has played in five of Charleston’s seven games, averaging 1.2 points per game. Off the court, Bailey’s community involvement extends to volunteering with the Charleston Hope Adopt A Classroom Project and Green Heart. This past summer, he was a grant recipient and researcher with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
The final roster of recipients will be unveiled in February, but regardless of the final result, simply being included on the list of nominees speaks volumes about Bailey.
Bailey and the Cougars play game two of their four game home stand on Thursday (Dec. 1, 7 p.m.) against Navy.
The Cougars opened the season with three consecutive wins, however losses to Central Florida (60-40), Wake Forest (78-61) and No. 2 Villanova (63-47) brought their winning percentage back to an even .500. However, Charleston rebounded with a win over South Carolina Upstate (72-60) on Sunday (Nov. 27).