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IU basketball guard Anthony Leal and former forward Miller Kopp earn NABC Honors Court Accolades



Indiana's Anthony Leal (3) talks with Miller Kopp (12) during the second half during the Indiana versus Jackson State men's basketball game at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022.

Per an IU basketball release, senior guard Anthony Leal and former forward Miller Kopp earned spots on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.

Leal is coming into his fourth season at IU while Kopp graduated last year after starting all 70 games in IU basketball career. Kopp also is the all-time leader in conference games played in Big Ten men’s basketball history.

Below is the full release.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana men’s basketball senior guard Anthony Leal and former forward Miller Kopp earned spots on the NABC Honors Court, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced on Thursday afternoon.

The NABC Honors Court includes junior, senior, and graduate student men’s basketball players who finished the 2022-23 year with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

The NABC’s academic awards include honorees from all levels of college basketball. Over 1,800 players earned spots on the NABC Honors Court for 2022-23.

“Education is a core value of the NABC, and we are privileged to recognize these outstanding student-athletes and the coaches and support staff who invest in their development,” said NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson. “The hundreds of teams and thousands of players that qualified for NABC academic awards this season are a testament to our sport’s ongoing prioritization of success in the classroom.”

Leal, who earned his undergraduate degree in three years, played in 11 games during his junior campaign.

Kopp, who graduated from Indiana in May, averaged 8.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists across 35 starts during his final season at IU. The Houston native made a team-best 63 3-pointers and shot 48.1% (100-of-208) from the field, 44.4% (63-of-142) from the 3-point line, and 82.6% (19-of-23) from the free throw line.

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Kyler Staley is a Basketball Recruiting Analyst for Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Kyler has been in the basketball recruiting industry since 2019 and is a credentialed media member. He has covered Indiana since 2021 while continuing to also work for Prep Hoops Indiana. He has previously worked for Rivals.