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National Association of Basketball Coaches creates player coalition

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches is creating a coalition of players to provide feedback on a variety of issues, the latest example of student-athletes gaining a greater voice both on and off the court.

NABC executive director Craig Robinson said Monday that the coalition will meet quarterly and address the organization's board of directors and NCAA committees. The coalition also will provide coaches and other NABC members with their own experiences in professional and personal development opportunities.

Members of the initial coalition are North Carolina's Armando Bacot, Colorado's Evan Battey, Kentucky's Keion Brooks Jr., Harvard's Kale Catchings, Villanova's Collin Gillespie, Gonzaga's Corey Kispert, Michigan State's Joshua Langford, Duke's Wendell Moore Jr., TCU's RJ Nembhard, Syracuse's Bourama Sidibe and High Point's John-Michael Wright.