Frank Mason Wins 2017 Naismith Trophy Award

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Frank Mason, Guard, Kansas Jayhawks (31-5) Kansas Jayhawks’ senior guard Frank Mason has won the 2017 Naismith Trophy Award. Mason, 22, led the Jayhawks to a 31-5 record and their 13th consecutive Big XII Conference regular season title. He also led them to the Elite Eight in this season’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, where … Continue reading Frank Mason Wins 2017 Naismith Trophy Award

Top 5 Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, March 27th, at 8:00 PM EDT; this list is in alphabetical order.   5.  Nigel Williams-Goss, Guard, Gonzaga Bulldogs (36-1) Statistics: 36 games played, 32.6 minutes per game, 16.7 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, 4.6 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, 49.0% field … Continue reading Top 5 Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

Top 5 Wooden Award Finalists

Photo Credit: FanSided (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, March 27th, at 8:00 PM EDT; this list is in alphabetical order.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (31-5) Statistics: 36 games played, 35.1 minutes per game, 14.6 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, 55.1% field … Continue reading Top 5 Wooden Award Finalists

Should Sindarius Thornwell Have Been in the Naismith and Wooden Award Talks?

Photo Credit: The State (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Frank Mason. Lonzo Ball. Josh Hart. Caleb Swanigan. All of those are players that have received loads of attention from the media and fans this season because of the tremendous seasons that they have put together. They are also the four finalists for this season’s Naismith Award. That is not the case for South Carolina Gamecocks’ senior guard … Continue reading Should Sindarius Thornwell Have Been in the Naismith and Wooden Award Talks?

Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalist Rankings

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated  (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Sunday, March 19th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EDT.   4.  Josh Hart, Guard, Villanova Wildcats (32-4) Statistics: 36 games played, 33.1 minutes per game, 18.7 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, 2.9 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, 1.5 steals per game, 51.0% field goal percentage, 40.4% 3-point field … Continue reading Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalist Rankings

Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalists

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Sunday, March 19th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EDT; this list is in alphabetical order.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (30-4) Statistics: 34 games played, 34.9 minutes per game, 14.6 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, … Continue reading Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalists

Pre-NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, March 16th, 2017, at 2:00 AM EDT.   10.  Justin Jackson, Forward/Guard, North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7) Statistics: 34 games played, 31.6 minutes per game, 18.1 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, 2.7 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.6 steals per game, 44.4% field goal percentage, 37.7% 3-point … Continue reading Pre-NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Other Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) SEE THE TOP 10 RANKINGS FOR BOTH THE WOODEN AND NAISMITH AWARDS HERE. NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, March 16th, 2017, at 2:00 AM EDT.   15.  Lauri Markkanen, Forward, Arizona Wildcats (30-4) Statistics: 34 games played, 30.5 minutes per game, 15.6 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, 0.9 assists per game, 0.5 … Continue reading Other Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

March 7th Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, March 6th, 2017, at 7:00 PM EST.   10.  Justin Jackson, Forward/Guard, North Carolina Tar Heels (26-6) Statistics: 32 games played, 31.5 minutes per game, 18.3 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, 2.6 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.6 steals per game, 45.2% field goal percentage, 38.5% … Continue reading March 7th Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Top 10 Naismith Trophy Award Semifinalists

Photo Credit: Keeping It Heel (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST; the list is sorted alphabetically.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (26-3) Statistics: 29 games played, 35.0 minutes per game, 14.8 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, … Continue reading Top 10 Naismith Trophy Award Semifinalists

February 27th Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Photo Credit: Our Daily Bears (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, February 27th, 2017, at 1:00 AM EST.   10.  Jonathan Motley, Forward, Baylor Bears (23-6) Statistics: 28 games played, 30.4 minutes per game, 17.3 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, 2.4 assists per game, 1.0 block per game, 0.3 steals per game, 52.7% field goal percentage, 29.6% 3-point … Continue reading February 27th Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

February 16th Top 12 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Photo Credit: Make Playz (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, February 16th, 2017, at 3:20 PM EST.   12.  De’Aaron Fox, Guard, Kentucky Wildcats (21-5) Statistics: 25 games played, 29.5 minutes per game, 15.6 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, 5.4 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 1.6 steals per game, 46.7% field goal percentage, 16.7% 3-point … Continue reading February 16th Top 12 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

February 9th Top 30 Naismith Trophy Award Rankings

Photo Credit: Wildcat Blue Nation (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST. 30.  Marcus Foster, Guard, Creighton Bluejays (20-4) Statistics: 24 games played, 29.9 minutes per game, 18.0 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, 1.9 assists per game, 0.0 blocks per game, 0.7 steals per game, 48.0% field goal percentage, 32.9% 3-point field … Continue reading February 9th Top 30 Naismith Trophy Award Rankings

Naismith Trophy Award Late-Season Top 30 List

Photo Credit: Duke – 247 Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST; the list is sorted alphabetically.    Dwayne Bacon, Guard, Florida State Seminoles (21-4) Statistics: 25 games played, 28.4 minutes per game, 17.6 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 1.0 steal per game, 45.6% … Continue reading Naismith Trophy Award Late-Season Top 30 List

The 15 Best Players in NBA History That Aren’t in the Hall of Fame

Source: thevirgintraveler.com   In 1959, the first Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class was announced, with a class that included the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, and arguably the greatest player the game had seen at the time, George Mikan. In total, over 150 players have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. However, countless others have been left out. We are going to … Continue reading The 15 Best Players in NBA History That Aren’t in the Hall of Fame