UTEP junior guard Dominic Artis was one of five players selected to the 2016 Conference USA Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team on Friday. Artis has a 3.57 cumulative grade point average and is majoring in Multidisciplinary Studies.
Joining Artis on the team are Marshall’s Jon Elmore and Austin Loop, Old Dominion’s Trey Freeman and UAB’s Nick Norton.
A San Francisco native, Artis is averaging 11.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.3 steals this season. He is fourth in C-USA in assists, third in assist/turnover ratio and 11th in steals. Artis has dished out 153 assists, the 12th-best seasonal total in school history.
He has come close to posting a triple double four times this season, including twice within C-USA play (23 points/10 rebounds/nine assists at LA Tech, 13 points/nine rebounds/nine assists at Florida Atlantic).
UTEP will host UTSA in the regular season finale on Saturday at 2 p.m. MT.
2016 C-USA MEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
NAME – SCHOOL – YEAR – GPA – MAJOR
Jon Elmore – Marshall – Sophomore – 3.60 – Public Communications (Management)
Austin Loop – Marshall – Junior – 3.63 – Biomechanics/Clinical Exercise/Psychology
Trey Freeman – Old Dominion – Grad – 3.28 – Sport Management Nick
Norton – UAB – Sophomore – 3.68 – Finance
Dominic Artis – UTEP – Junior – 3.57 – Multidisciplinary Studies
Author: UTEP Athletics