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The 2019-20 Lou Henson National Player of the Year Award will be announced in April 2020 in Atlanta, GA.

Nov. 5, 2019

THE PRESEASON WATCH LIST

 
BOSTON, MA -- The 2019-20 Lou Henson Award preseason Watch List was announced on Tuesday.
 
The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I mid-major player. 
 
The award honors Henson, the former Illinois and New Mexico State 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.

The 2019-20 Lou Henson National Player of the Year Award will be announced in April 2020 in Atlanta, GA, site of the men's Division I NCAA Basketball Championship.

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

2019-20 LOU HENSON PRESEASON WATCH LIST
 
Milan Acquaah 6-3 Sr. Cal Baptist
Bryce Aiken 6-0 Sr. Harvard
Ryan Allen 6-2 Jr. Delaware
Keith Braxton 6-4 Sr. Saint Francis PA
AJ Brodeur 6-8 Sr. Penn
Terrell Brown 6-1 Sr. New Mexico State
Elijah Childs 6-7 Jr. Bradley
Yoeli Childs 6-8 Sr. BYU
Ahmad Clark 6-1 Sr. Albany
Zach Cooks 5-9 Jr. NJIT
E.J. Crawford 6-6 Sr. Iona
Antoine Davis 6-1 So. Detroit
Lamine Diane 6-7 So. CSUN
Brian Fobbs 6-4 Sr. Towson
Jordan Ford 6-1 Sr. Saint Mary's
A.J. Green 6-4 So. Northern Iowa
Jerrick Harding 6-1 Sr. Weber State
Kevon Harris 6-6 Sr. Stephen F. Austin
Xavier Hill-Mais 6-7 Sr. Oakland
Caleb Homesley 6-6 Sr. Liberty
Rapolas Ivanauskas 6-10 Sr. Colgate
Marreon Jackson 6-0 Jr. Toledo
Scottie James 6-8 Sr. Liberty
Carlik Jones 6-1 Jr. Radford
Andrew Kostecka 6-4 Sr. Loyola MD
Nathan Knight 6-10 Sr. William & Mary
Cameron Krutwig 6-9 Jr. Loyola Chicago
Anthony Lamb 6-6 Sr. Vermont
Loudon Love 6-9 Jr. Wright State
Jordan Lyons 5-11 Sr. Furnan
Max Mahoney 6-8 Sr. Boston University
Jermaine Marrow 6-0 Sr. Hampton
Isaiah Miller 6-0 Jr. UNCG
Kai Mitchell 6-7 Sr. Sam Houston State
Trhae Mitchell 6-6 Sr. South Alabama
Nick Muszynski 6-11 So. Belmont
Sa'eed Nelson 6-2 Sr. American
Nijal Pearson 6-5 Sr. Texas State
Jose Perez 6-5 So. Gardner-Webb
Jalen Pickett 6-4 So. Siena
Grant Riller 6-4 Sr. Charleston
Jeromy Rodriguez 6-7 Sr. ETSU
Colbey Ross 6-1 Jr. Pepperdine
Sam Sessoms 6-0 So. Binghamton
Ike Smith 6-4 Sr. Georgia Southern
Amadou Sow 6-9 So. UC Santa Barbara
Jalen Tate 6-6 Jr. Northern Kentucky
Terry Taylor 6-5 Jr. Austin Peay
Seth Towns 6-7 Sr. Harvard
Justin Turner 6-4 Jr. Bowling Green

 


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