Wednesday, April 4, 2018

2017-18 NCAA Honors & Awards


1st Team All-American
Jalen Brunson, Villanova [jr]
Trae Young, Oklahoma [fr]
Devonte' Graham, Kansas [sr]
Marvin Bagley, Duke [fr]
DeAndre Ayton, Arizona [fr]


2nd Team All-American
Jevon Carter, West Virginia [sr]
Carsen Edwards, Purdue [soph]
Keenan Evans, Texas Tech [sr]
Mikal Bridges, Villanova [jr]
Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State [jr]


All-Defensive Team
Jevon Carter, West Virginia [sr]
Khyri Thomas, Creighton [jr]
Jemerrio Jones, New Mexico State [sr]
Isaiah Wilkins, Virginia [sr]
Mohamed Bamba, Texas [fr]


All-Freshman Team
Collin Sexton, Alabama
Trae Young, Oklahoma
Marvin Bagley, Duke
Mohamed Bamba, Texas
DeAndre Ayton, Arizona


Player of the Year: Jalen Brunson, Villanova
Top Defender: Mohamed Bamba, Texas
Best Freshman: Marvin Bagley, Duke
Coach of the Year: Jay Wright, Villanova

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

2017-18 Conference Honors & Awards


All-AAC
Landry Shamet, Wichita State [soph]
Jeremiah Martin, Memphis [jr]
Robert Gray, Houston [sr]
Jacob Evans, Cincinnati [jr]
Gary Clark, Cincinnati [sr]

Player of the Year: Robert Gray, Houston
Top Defender: Gary Clark, Cincinnati
Best Freshman: Shawn Williams, East Carolina
Coach of the Year: Mick Cronin, Cincinnati


All-ACC
Joel Berry, North Carolina [sr]
Kyle Guy, Virginia [soph]
Jerome Robinson, Boston College [jr]
Luke Maye, North Carolina [jr]
Marvin Bagley, Duke [fr]

Player of the Year: Marvin Bagley, Duke
Top Defender: Isaiah Wilkins, Virginia
Best Freshman: Marvin Bagley, Duke
Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett, Virginia


All-Big East
Jalen Brunson, Villanova [jr]
Khryi Thomas, Creighton [jr]
Trevon Blueitt, Xavier [sr]
Mikal Bridges, Villanova [jr]
Kelan Martin, Butler [sr]

Player of the Year: Jalen Brunson, Villanova
Top Defender: Khyri Thomas, Creighton
Best Freshman: Omari Spellman, Villanova
Coach of the Year: Jay Wright, Villanova


All-Big Ten
Carsen Edwards, Purdue [soph]
Tony Carr, Penn State [jr]
Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State [jr]
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin [jr]
Moritz Wagner, Michigan [jr]

Player of the Year: Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State
Top Defender: Jaren Jackson, Michigan State
Best Freshman: Jaren Jackson, Michigan State
Coach of the Year: Chris Holtmann, Ohio State


All-Big 12
Trae Young, Oklahoma [fr]
Jevon Carter, West Virginia [sr]
Devonte' Graham, Kansas [sr]
Keenan Evans, Texas Tech [sr]
Mohamed Bamba, Texas [fr]

Player of the Year: Devonte' Graham, Kansas
Top Defender: Mohamed Bamba, Texas
Best Freshman: Trae Young, Oklahoma
Coach of the Year: Chris Beard, Texas Tech


All-Pac-12
Jordan McLaughlin, USC [sr]
Aaron Holiday, UCLA [jr]
Allonzo Trier, Arizona [jr]
Reid Travis, Stanford [jr]
DeAndre Ayton, Arizona [fr]

Player of the Year: DeAndre Ayton, Arizona
Top Defender: Matisse Thybulle, Washington
Best Freshman: DeAndre Ayton, Arizona
Coach of the Year: Larry Krystkowiak, Utah


All-SEC
Collin Sexton, Alabama [fr]
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kentucky [fr]
Kevin Knox, Kentucky [fr]
Grant Williams, Tennessee [soph]
Yante Maten, Georgia [sr]

Player of the Year: Collin Sexton, Alabama
Top Defender: Robert Williams, Texas A&M
Best Freshman: Collin Sexton, Alabama
Coach of the Year: Bruce Pearl, Auburn

Villanova Wins Second Title in Three Years


...and this time the Wildcats made it look easy, beating each of their tourney opponents by at least 12 points.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

2017-18 Preseason All-Americans & Award Projections


First Team
Joel Berry, North Carolina [sr]
Miles Bridges, Michigan State [soph]
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame [sr]
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin [jr]
Jock Landale, Saint Mary's [sr]

Second Team
Jalen Brunson, Villanova [jr]
Jevon Carter, West Virginia [sr]
Trevon Blueitt, Xavier [sr]
Alonzo Trier, Arizona [jr]
Moritz Wagner, Michigan [jr]

All-Defense
Jevon Carter, West Virginia [sr]
Mikal Bridges, Villanova [jr]
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin [jr]
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech [sr]
Reggie Lynch, Minnesota [sr]

All-Freshman
Kevin Knox, Kentucky
Michael Porter, Missouri
Marvin Bagley, Duke
Mohamed Bamba, Texas
DeAndre Ayton, Arizona

Player of the Year: Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame

Top Defender: Jevon Carter, West Virginia

Best Freshman: Marvin Bagley, Duke

2017-18 RBP Preseason Rankings


1) Duke
2) Michigan State
3) Villanova
4) Arizona
5) Kansas
6) Kentucky
7) West Virginia
8) North Carolina
9) Notre Dame
10) Michigan
11) Wichita State
12) Florida
13) Xavier
14) Louisville
15) Texas A&M
16) Purdue
17) Cincinnati
18) Gonzaga
19) Virginia
20) Saint Mary's
21) Texas
22) Miami
23) Wisconsin
24) Seton Hall
25) Oregon