Student and Academic Life

Two UK Men’s Basketball Players Tabbed to NABC Honors Court

photo headshot of Dillon Pulliam in graduation cap and gown
Dillon Pulliam. Photo: UK Athletics.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 19, 2018)​ — Two Kentucky men’s basketball players — Jonny David and Dillon Pulliam — were honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for outstanding academic achievements following the 2017-18 season.

The NABC recognizes students who are juniors or seniors and those players must possess a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher.

Pulliam graduated in May with bachelor’s degrees in computer engineering and computer science and a minor in mathematics. He announced in April that he will forgo his final season of eligibility at Kentucky to pursue a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Pulliam graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was a 2018 recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship, presented annually to 50 individuals entering their first year of graduate or professional study. He was a three-time honoree by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Team and was named to the SEC Community Service team in March.

David is entering his senior season with the Wildcats. He is a three-time member of the SEC Academic Team and is slated to graduate in May 2019 with a degree in kinesiology. David owns a 3.566 GPA and was selected to the Dean’s List in both the fall and spring semesters in 2017-18.

Both players have been a part of two SEC regular-season titles and three SEC Tournament championships.

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