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INDIANAPOLIS – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company have named Georgia Southern sophomore guard Devonte Boykins a nominee for the 2016 Allstate NABC Good Works Team®.

In its fourth year, the Allstate NABC Good Works Team® recognize players at all levels of college basketball who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement. From establishing nonprofits that provide youth with the necessary tools to become leaders of tomorrow, to raising awareness around pertinent issues that could save lives, these student-athletes exhibit impeccable leadership skills both on and off the court. 

Boykins has started all seven games this season and is averaging seven points and three assists a contest. He has participated in numerous community service events around Statesboro, including the Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Reading Program, visiting the Bulloch County Boys and Girls Club and taking part in Relay for Life. He also visited Samuel J. Green Charter School in New Orleans prior to last year's Sun Belt Tournament.

The 154 NABC nominees were submitted by sports information directors and college basketball coaches across the country. From the nominations, a special voting panel, headlined by former Duke University basketball athlete, two-time NCAA® champion and seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill will select a 10-member team comprised of five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level and five student-athletes from Divisions II, III and the NAIA. The final award recipients will be unveiled in February.

Former Heat player Ishmael Smith is now the starting point guard for the Philidelpha Seventy-Sixers.

Rob Gray Jr. is the leading scorer for the University of Houston Cougars. Cougars are now 13 -1.

Gabe Devoe and the Clemson Tigers are 5 - 2 in Conference Play

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