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Bolden And Kotsar Named To NABC Honors Court
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Bolden And Kotsar Named To NABC Honors Court

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A pair of Gamecock graduates have been named to the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Honors Court, the organization announced on Wednesday.  Jair Bolden and Maik Kotsar were both honored for their outstanding performances in the classroom. 

In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. They must academically be a junior or senior and a varsity player, and must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2019-20 academic year, and been at their current institution for at least one year. Student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II are honored for their academic achievements on the Honors Court.

Kotsar, a finance major, earned postseason accolades from the SEC coaches following the best year of his career in 2019-20, averaging 11.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.5 steals per game, all career highs.  Kotsar was the only player nationally 6-10 or taller with 40 or more steals on the year, and was the only player in the SEC with 40+ steals and 30+ blocks.  He also tallied the 1,000th point of his career last season.  Kotsar was also named to the Honors Court following his junior campaign of 2018-19.  Bolden, a retail management major, averaged 8.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game, and led the Gamecocks from 3-point range, hitting 41.2 percent (47-114) from beyond the arc.  He posted 15 double-figure scoring performances and 15 games with two or more made 3s on the year.

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