NBN Men’s DI College Basketball Awards 2018-19

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This was a fantastic college basketball season, and the level of play hasn’t been higher. Virginia won the ultimate prize – its first national championship – but there’s more to win, most notably… fictional awards from Nothing But Nylon!

There has been plenty of anticipation surrounding who NBN will reward for their efforts this season, so let’s get to it.

NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR

Chris Beard (Texas Tech, 3rd Year) – 31-7 (14-4), National Runners Up, Big 12 regular season co-champion

Honorable Mentions: Dana Altman (Oregon), Tony Bennett (Virginia), Mark Few (Gonzaga), Tom Izzo (Michigan State), Nate Oates (Buffalo), Matt Painter (Purdue), Bruce Pearl (Auburn), Kelvin Sampson (Houston), Craig Smith (Utah State), Mike Young (Wofford)

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Brandon Clarke (F, Jr., Gonzaga) – 16.9 points per game, 138.1 offensive rating, 82.9 defensive rating, 37.0 player efficiency rating, 69.3 effective field goal percentage, 8.7 win shares, 11.0 block percentage, 17.1 rebound percentage, 12.1 assist percentage

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Matisse Thybulle (G, Sr., Washington) – 88.2 defensive rating, 3.0 defensive win shares, 9.8 defensive box plus/minus, 6.6 steal percentage, 8.1 block percentage,

NBN’S ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM

Cassius Winston (G, Jr., Michigan State) – 18.8 points per game, 7.5 assists per game, 44.8 assist percentage

Ja Morant (G, So., Murray State) – 24.5 points per game, 10.0 assists per game, 31.6 player efficiency rating

Jarrett Culver (G, So., Texas Tech) – 18.5 points per game, 86.3 defensive rating, 3.5 defensive win shares

Zion Williamson (F, Fr., Duke) – 22.6 points per game, 40.8 player efficiency rating, 87.4 defensive rating

Brandon Clarke (F, Jr., Gonzaga) – 16.9 points per game, 138.1 offensive rating, 82.9 defensive rating

NBN’S ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM

Chris Clemons (G, Sr., Campbell) – 30.1 points per game, 33.0 player efficiency rating, 7.5 win shares

Dylan Windler (G, Sr., Belmont) – 21.3 points per game, 10.8 rebounds per game, 30.4 player efficiency rating

Mike Daum (F, Sr., South Dakota State) – 25.3 points per game, 11.7 rebounds per game, 33.6 player efficiency rating

Ethan Happ (F, Sr., Wisconsin) – 17.3 points per game, 10.1 rebounds per game, 3.1 defensive win shares

Grant Williams (F, Jr., Tennessee) – 18.8 points per game, 30.6 player efficiency rating, 7.9 win shares

NBN’S ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM

Markus Howard (G, Jr., Marquette) – 25.0 points per game, 23.7 points produced per game, 25.7 player efficiency rating

R.J. Barrett (G, Fr., Duke) – 22.6 points per game, 2.7 defensive win shares, 6.5 win shares

De’Andre Hunter (G, So., Virginia) – 15.2 points per game, 7.3 win shares, 61.8 true shooting percentage

Rui Hachimura (F, Jr., Gonzaga) – 19.7 points per game, 7.4 win shares, 63.9 true shooting percentage

Cameron Jackson (F, Sr., Wofford) – 14.5 points per game, 34.5 player efficiency rating, 87.2 defensive rating

Honorable Mentions: Carsen Edwards (Purdue), Tacko Fall (UCF), Kyle Guy (Virginia), Ty Jerome (Virginia), Anthony Lamb (Vermont), Dedric Lawson (Kansas), Sam Merrill (Utah State), Josh Perkins (Gonzaga), Myles Powell (Seton Hall), Matt Rafferty (Furman), Matisse Thybulle (Washington), PJ Washington (Kentucky), Tremont Waters (LSU), Coby White (North Carolina), Justin Wright-Foreman (Hofstra)

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Coby White (G, North Carolina) – 16.1 points per game, 24.4 assist percentage, 4.1 win shares

R.J. Barrett (G, Duke) – 22.6 points per game, 2.7 defensive win shares, 6.5 win shares

Ignas Brazdeikis (F, Michigan) – 14.8 points per game, 21.4 player efficiency rating, 91.0 defensive rating

Lamine Diane (F, Cal State Northridge) – 24.8 points per game, 11.2 rebounds per game, 27.2 player efficiency rating

Zion Williamson (F, Duke) – 22.6 points per game, 40.8 player efficiency rating, 87.4 defensive rating

Honorable Mention: Antoine Davis (Detroit), Tyler Herro (Kentucky), Romeo Langford (Indiana), Naz Reid (LSU), Obi Toppin (Dayton)

Justin Meyer

Justin Meyer

I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and have loved basketball for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, I have always been too short and Jewish to play at a high level, so I instead settled for watching and reporting from the sideline. I graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Maryland in 2017, co-founding The Left Bench and spending time at The Columbus Dispatch, USA Today and San Antonio Express-News.

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