Dhillon Named To NABC Honors Court

    July 27, 2016

    USC senior forward Samer Dhillon has been named to the 2016 NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Honors Court it was announced on July 26. To be recognized a men’s collegiate basketball student-athlete must have excelled in academics during the past season. The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.

    Dhillon, a Human Biology major and a Business Entrepreneurship minor with a 3.66 GPA, is a three-time winner of the Dr. James H. Zumberge Academic Award given to the USC basketball player with the top GPA on the team.

    He is already putting the skills he is learning to good work, last season doing Alzheimer’s research for the Department of Neuroscience at the Keck School of Medicine. He is also the founder of Deep Roots Foundation, a nonprofit foundation focused on providing youth with opportunities to become leaders of tomorrow by excelling in academics, athletics, and community giving.

    Also, he is the co-founder of the first-ever USC mobile clinic to provide free health exams and diagnosis in the greater Los Angeles area and is the CEO of Quest Investment Firm, and investment advisory firm based in Los Angeles. He also is actively involved in the programs the USC men’s basketball team has worked with like A Better L.A., The Neighborhood Academic Initiative, the L.A. Mission and YMCA L.A.

    The 6-8 Dhillon will begin his final season on the basketball team, providing the Trojans depth in the front court. Last season he appeared in six games and made the only shot he took.

    During the 2015-16 season Dhillon was named to the NABC Good Works Team and recognized during the 2016 NABC Convention and at the 2016 NCAA Final Four in Houston, Texas.