As previously mentioned, part II of the Butler Ugroup Horizon League Awards recognizes the All-Newcomer Team and Top Newcomer of the Year. While these young men will most likely not receive the same national recognition as Greg Monroe, Al-Farouq Aminu and Courtney Fortson they have been making some serious waves in the Horizon League.
Wait no further, hot off the press, here are the Butler Ugroup's projections for top newcomers in the Horizon League.
Butler Ugroup Mid-Season HL Newcomer of the Year: Gordon Hayward (Butler)
Butler Ugroup Mid-Season All-HL Newcomer Team:
G Boyle , Tone UWM ppg 14.8, rpg 3.4, apg 1.4
Boyle leads all newcomer’s in scoring and has scored in double figures in every HL game.
G Bright, Kelvin YSU ppg 13.8, rpg 2.9, apg 1.5
The JC transfer from Maryland has been the clear leader of the Penguins this year.
G Mack, Shelvin BU ppg 13.1, rpg 3.8, apg 3.9
The Lexington native can single-handedly bury opponents when he gets hot.
F Eayrs, James UWM ppg 9.5, rpg 4.7, apg 0.9
310-lb JC transfer is quietly improving, averaging 14 ppg over his last 7 outings.
F Hayward, Gordon BU ppg 12.7, rpg 6.4, apg 1.9
The do-it-all freshman is one of the biggest reasons why Butler is ranked 13th nationally.
Others receiving consideration: F Cory Cooperwood, Wright St; G DeAndre Mays, Youngstown State; F Thomas Kennedy, Detroit
Thoughts? Agree or disagree? Let us know what you think about these selections or yesterday's All-HL 1st and 2nd teams.