INDIANAPOLIS/DAYTON – The Horizon League released its 2022-23 Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team on Thursday afternoon, recognizing student-athletes for their success both in competition and in the classroom, as Wright State redshirt-freshman Brandon Noel was among the student-athletes honored in balloting by the League’s faculty athletics representatives.
A chemistry major, Noel has appeared in all 29 games to date in his first season of action and is averaging 12.8 points per game, the second-most on the roster, and a team-leading 8.7 rebounds per contest. His 60.7 percent field goal shooting percentage is tops in the Horizon and inside the top 25 nationally. His nine double-doubles to date are the third-most the Horizon League, while he has tallied a HL-best seven double-doubles in League play. Has recorded double figures scoring 20 times with five games of 20-plus points. On the glass, he has the 11 double-digit rebound games and has five-plus rebounds in 25 contests.
In addition, Noel’s work in the classroom has earned him a spot on the Wright State University Dean’s List and he has been named to the Horizon League academic honor roll every semester he has been eligible (Fall 2021-Fall 2022).
The Horizon League recognizes student-athletes with seasonal Academic All-League Teams in each of its 19 championship sports. To be eligible for Horizon League All-Academic consideration, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.20 or higher (based on a 4.00 scale), have completed at least one year at the member institution, having earned 24 semester-hour or 36 quarter-hour credits, and participate in 50 percent of the team’s overall contests. An Honorable Mention team is awarded to student-athletes who received at least 25 percent of votes, but did not make the All-Academic team.
COURTESY WRIGHT STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS