KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Heart of America Athletic Conference named Evangel Valor men's basketball junior Josh Pritchett the league's recipient of the Emil S. Liston award on Monday.
Named in honor of the NAIA's first executive secretary and the prime mover behind the men's basketball tournament, the Emil S. Liston award has been presented annually since 1950 to one junior men's and women's basketball player who has shown high athletic and scholastic achievement. Applicant must be a junior-standing student of an NAIA men's or women's basketball team with a minimum 3.5 GPA and selection is based upon scholarship, character, and playing ability. Pritchett is eligible to win the NAIA national honor as the conference's winner.
Pritchett, a native of Rolla, Missouri, started in 30 games for Evangel last season and was the second leading scorer averaging 13.4 points per game. He also averaged 4.2 assists per game and 1.3 steals per game for the Valor.
He maintains a 3.72 GPA as a Physical Education major. Pritchett volunteers with the Arc of the Ozarks and Convoy of Hope. The Arc serves people with developmental disabilities, and Convoy of Hope is an international service organization that provides food and services to people in emergency situations.
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