As we get closer to Selection Sunday, standout performances are starting to pop up all over the country, and not just from the usual suspects. With so many teams attempting to make statements with marquee wins, there are plenty of opportunities for players to earn Player of the Week consideration.
About the Bob Cousy Award:
Nominees for the Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford were solicited through all Division I, II and III institutions. A committee comprised of media members narrowed the field to 17 student athletes from all three divisions of men's NCAA college basketball. The group of 17 will be reviewed and a winner chosen by a Blue Ribbon selection committee comprised of Hall of Famers, Mr. Cousy, college coaches, media members, and a vote representing the top vote getter in the on-line poll at www.cousyaward.com.
Non-BCS Player of the Week
Luke Nevill – Utah
2 Games: 23 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2 bpg, 67% FG
Back in October, CollegeHoops.net announced its Preseason All-Freshman team. Now that conference play has begun in earnest, here's our updated Mid-Season All-Americans, with comparisons to our earlier picks.
Mid-Major Player of the Week
Jamal Barney – Loyola (MD)
With other sports mercifully coming to an end, basketball is now taking its rightful place atop the sports landscape. Thanks to this week's Player of the Week, the national media had reason to give college hoops a serious look.
The Collegehoops.net Top 100 is the ultimate ranking of college basketball's best players. This is the second of four quarterly editions for the 2008-09 college basketball season. The next edition will be released in March, prior to the Conference Tournaments.