Missouri Basketball earns more academic honors

From the University of Missouri

Coming off one of the top academic semesters in program history, three Missouri Basketball players were named to the 2013 Southeastern Conference Winter Honor Roll on Tuesday.

Laurence Bowers, Jabari Brown and Danny Feldmann were each honored by the league office for their academic efforts over the past year and all three played important roles during Missouri's 23-11 campaign, which culminated with a fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Bowers, who is completing his Master's degree in Health Education and Promotion, was recently named Missouri's Most Valuable Player at the team awards banquet and was a Fourth Team All-American by College Sports Madness. The Memphis, Tenn., native averaged a team-best 14.1 points throughout the year and shot 54.6 percent from the floor. The fifth-year forward finished his career 26th all-time at Missouri in scoring (1,248 points) and was second all-time with 157 career blocked shots. He scored a career high 26 points in a home win over Southeast Missouri State and had seven 20-point games and seven double-doubles, including double-doubles in his final three home games as a Missouri Tiger.

Brown, a sophomore in Sport Venue Management, was one of the SEC's top newcomers this year and led Missouri during league play with 14.6 points per game. The Oakland, Calif., native finished second on the team with 32.7 minutes a contest and made 23 starts in 24 games played after joining the team midseason. The 6-foot-5 guard ranked among SEC leaders in scoring (No. 7) and three-point makes (2.3 per game) in 18 league games and topped 20 points five times, with each of those efforts coming in conference games. His top scoring effort was 23 points in wins against South Carolina and Arkansas and he also scored 22 points in the SEC opener vs. Alabama.

Feldmann, a sophomore in Civil Engineering, played in 12 games as a reserve for the Tigers last season. The Jefferson City, Mo., native averaged 0.5 points and 0.4 rebound and scored a career high four points in a win over South Carolina State and two more in a home win against Appalachian State. Feldmann began his college career at Columbia University in New York and has been a valuable asset in practice with his size and ability to shoot from the perimeter.

The honors come after Missouri Basketball was recognized with achieving a 3.06 team grade-point average during the Fall Semester.

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