To be eligible, a student-athlete must be academically a junior or senior and have a grade point average of 3.20 or higher at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year.
Hough and Kerley join Matt O’Boyle, who was named to the NABC Honors Court in 2017, as the only Mountaineers to earn this honor.
Hough, a communication studies major from Harrisburg N.C., earns his first NABC Honors Court selection. In 2017-18, he appeared in six contests, averaging 2.0 points. In a victory over Toccoa Falls on Nov. 11, he tallied career-highs of eight points and four rebounds, while recording a steal in 11 minutes of action.
Kerley earns his first NABC Honors Court accolade. The accounting major from Loveland, Ohio saw action in a career-best six games in the 2017-18 season. He finished with 10 points, going a perfect 3-of-3 on three-pointers, to go along with four rebounds and a steal in 12 minutes against Toccoa Falls.
Appalachian State, who earned the No. 5 seed in the Sun Belt Tournament and posted its first ever tournament victory in 2017-18, returns 13 players and begins its season in November.