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THE LOU HENSON AWARD

The 2022 Lou Henson National Player of the Year award will be announced on April 1 in New Orleans, site of the NCAA men's basketball championship.

Nov. 4 2021

2021-22 WATCH LIST

BOSTON, MA -- The Watch List for the 2021-22 Lou Henson National Player of the Year award was announced on Thursday.

The award, which is presented annually to the top mid-major player in division I college basketball, honors the former Illinois and New Mexico State head coach who won 775 games in 41 seasons.

Henson is the winningest coach in Illinois basketball history with 423 victories. During his 21 seasons (1975-1996), Henson led the Fighting Illini to 16 postseason appearances, including 12 NCAA tournaments and a Final Four appearance in 1989.

Henson, who is also the all-time winningest coach in New Mexico State history with 289 victories, is one of only 11 coaches to take two different schools to the NCAA Final Four. His teams have made 19 NCAA appearances and four NIT appearances.

Players on teams from the following conferences are eligible for the award: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast.


2021-22 LOU HENSON AWARD WATCH LIST

Max Abmas

6-1

Jr.

Oral Roberts

Fardaws Aimaq

6-11

So.

Utah Valley

Theo Akwuba

6-11

Jr.

Louisiana

Corey Allen

6-2

Sr.

Georgia State

Neftali Alvarez

6-2

Jr.

Mercer

Ahsan Asadullah

6-9

Jr.

Lipscomb

Patrick Baldwin Jr.

6-9

Fr.

Milwaukee

Ledarrius Brewer

6-5

Jr.

ETSU

Johni Broome

6-10

So.

Morehead State

Jamaree Bouyea

6-2

Sr.

San Francisco

Hayden Brown

6-5

Sr.

The Citadel

Tevin Brown

6-5

Jr.

Murray State

D.J. Burns

6-9

Jr.

Winthrop

Ryan Davis

6-8

Sr.

Vermont

Antoine Davis Jr.

6-1

Sr.

Detroit Mercy

Ty Flowers

6-9

Sr.

Long Island University

A.J. Green

6-4

Jr.

Northern Iowa

ShanQuan Hemphill

6-6

Sr.

Drake

Tanner Holden

6-6

Jr.

Wright State

Tevian Jones

6-7

Sr.

Southern Utah

Nelly Junior Joseph

6-9

So.

Iona

Tyreke Key

6-3

Sr.

Indiana State

Peter Kiss

6-5

Sr.

Bryant

Rocky Kreuser

6-10

Sr.

North Dakota State

Kameron Langley

6-2

Sr.

North Carolina A&T

Darius McGhee

5-9

Sr.

Liberty

Jayveous McKinnis

6-7

Sr.

Jackson State

Jalen Moore

5-11

Jr.

Oakland

Isiaih Mosely

6-5

Jr.

Missouri State

Grayson Murphy

6-2

Jr.

Belmont

Nick Muszynski

6-11

Jr.

Belmont

KC Ndefo

6-7

Sr.

Saint Peter’s

Elijah Olyani

6-5

Sr.

Stony Brook

Norchad Omier

6-7

So.

Arkansas State

Roman Penn

6-0

Sr.

Drake

Gaige Prim

6-9

Sr.

Missouri State

Jalen Ray

6-2

Sr.

Hofstra

Ryan Rollins

6-4

So.

Toledo

Eli Scott

6-5

Sr.

Loyola Marymount

Malachi Smith

6-4

So.

Chattanooga

Amadou Sow

6-9

Sr.

UC Santa Barbara

Azar Swain

6-0

Sr.

Yale

Ben Vander Plas

6-8

Sr.

Ohio

De’Torrion Ware

6-4

Jr.

Morgan State

Collin Welp

6-9

Sr.

UC Irvine

Walter Whyte

6-6

Sr.

Boston University

Jeenathan Williams

6-5

Sr.

Buffalo

Douglas Wilson

6-7

Sr.

South Dakota State

John Michael Wright

6-0

Jr.

High Point

Camren Wynter

6-2

Sr.

Drexel

 

 


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