3rd Annual College Court Report Season Awards

Buddy Hield was picked twice as the Player of the Year, with Ben Simmons landing the third selection. See who else landed an award in the 3rd Annual College Court Report Season Awards.
Buddy Hield was picked twice as the Player of the Year, with Ben Simmons landing the third selection. See who else landed an award in the 3rd Annual College Court Report Season Awards.

With the 2015-16 season firmly in the rearview mirror and the attention on the 2016 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, we felt as though this would be the perfect time to hand out some hardware.

After a crazy season, there are several players who are worthy of accolades, which made the decisions below even harder to make.

The writers got together to select five of the top awards before getting into the CCR All-American teams and more awards for more-than-deserving players in the country.

We recognize some of the top mid-major players, the top Canadians, and some talented freshmen you may not have heard of.

Take a look at who took home some hardware in the 3rd Annual College Court Report Season Awards!

College Court Report Writer’s Picks

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CCR Player of the Year Buddy Hield – Oklahoma Sooners

(25.0p, 5.7r, 2.0a)

Ben Simmons – LSU Tigers

(19.2p, 11.8r, 4.8a)

Buddy Hield – Oklahoma Sooners

(25.0p, 5.7r, 2.0a)

CCR Freshman of the Year Ben Simmons – LSU Tigers

(19.2p, 11.8r, 4.8a)

Brandon Ingram – Duke Blue Devils

(17.3p, 6.8r, 2.0a)

Fletcher Magee – Wofford Terriers

(13.8p, 3.0r, 1.5a)

CCR Defensive Player of the Year Jameel Warney – Stony Brook Seawolves

(19.8p, 10.8r, 3.0b)

Tai Odiase – UIC Flames

(9.5p, 6.4r, 3.2b)

Jameel Warney – Stony Brook Seawolves

(19.8p, 10.8r, 3.0b)

CCR Coach of the Year Chris Beard – Little Rock Trojans

(30-5, 17-3)

Kevin Keatts – UNC-Wilmington Seahawks

(25-8, 14-4)

Chris Beard – Little Rock Trojans

(30-5, 17-3)

CCR Mid-Major Team of the Year Little Rock Trojans

(30-5, 17-3)

Hawaii Warriors

(28-6, 13-3)

Gonzaga Bulldogs

(28-8, 15-3)

College Court Report All-American Teams

College Court Report 1st Team All-Americans

Buddy Hield – Oklahoma Sooners

Denzel Valentine – Michigan State Spartans

Tyler Ulis – Kentucky Wildcats

Brice Johnson – North Carolina Tar Heels

Perry Ellis – Kansas Jayhawks

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine recorded 2 triple-doubles on the season, second only to BYU's Kyle Collinsworth (6).
Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine recorded 2 triple-doubles on the season, second only to BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth (6).

College Court Report 2nd Team All-Americans

Kris Dunn – Providence Friars

Malcolm Brogdon – Virginia Cavaliers

Jamal Murray – Kentucky Wildcats

Ben Simmons – LSU Tigers

Georges Niang – Iowa State Cyclones

College Court Report 3rd Team All-Americans

Kay Felder – Oakland Golden Grizzlies

Grayson Allen – Duke Blue Devils

Jakob Poeltl – Utah Utes

Jameel Warney – Stony Brook Seawolves

Jarrod Uthoff – Iowa Hawkeyes


College Court Report All-Defensive Team

Jameel Warney – Stony Brook Seawolves

Vashil Fernandez – Valparaiso Crusaders

Kris Dunn – Providence Friars

Tra-Deon Hollins – Omaha Mavericks

Gary Payton II – Oregon State Beavers

Senior big man Jameel Warney was selected by two of our writers as the Defensive Player of the Year, so having a spot on the All-Defensive Team is a no-brainer.
Senior big man Jameel Warney was selected by two of our writers as the Defensive Player of the Year, so having a spot on the All-Defensive Team is a no-brainer.

College Court Report All-Freshman Team

Ben Simmons – LSU Tigers

Brandon Ingram – Duke Blue Devils

Jamal Murray – Kentucky Wildcats

Marquese Chriss – Washington Huskies

Henry Ellenson – Marquette Golden Eagles

College Court Report All-Freshman “You Didn’t Know About” Team

Fletcher Magee – Wofford Terriers

Tyler Hall – Montana State Bobcats

Marcus Evans – Rice Owls

Derick Newton – Stetson Hatters

Brian Parker – Marist Red Foxes


Dillon Brooks is one of the many up-and-coming stars in terms of Canada basketball, and he helped lead the Oregon Ducks to a 1-seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. (Source: Adam Eberhardt - Daily Emerald)
Dillon Brooks is one of the many up-and-coming stars in terms of Canada basketball, and he helped lead the Oregon Ducks to a 1-seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. (Source: Adam Eberhardt – Daily Emerald)

College Court Report 1st Team All-Canadian

Kyle Wiltjer – Gonzaga Bulldogs

Dillon Brooks – Oregon Ducks

Jamal Murray – Oregon Ducks

Stefan Jankovic – Hawaii Warriors

Dyshawn Pierre – Dayton Flyers

College Court Report 2nd Team All-Canadian

Grandy Glaze – Grand Canyon Antelopes

Grant Mullins – Columbia Lions

Xavier Rathan-Mayes – Florida State Seminoles

Chris Boucher – Oregon Ducks

Trae Bell-Haynes – Vermont Catamounts

College Court Report 3rd Team All-Canadian

Justin Edwards – Kansas State Wildcats

Ben Millaud-Meunier – Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash

Duane Notice – South Carolina Gamecocks

Kassius Robertson – Canisius Golden Griffins

James Sylvester – Coppin State Eagles


College Court Report Mid-Major All-Americans

Ron Baker – Wichita State Shockers

D.J. Balentine – Evansville Purple Aces

Joel Bolomboy – Weber State Wildcats

Evan Bradds – Belmont Bruins

Joshua Braun – Grand Canyon Antelopes

John Brown – High Point Panthers

Kyle Collinsworth – BYU Cougars

Dominique Elliott – Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks

AJ English – Iona Gaels

Nick Faust – Long Beach State 49ers

Juan’ya Green – Hofstra Pride

Quinton Hooker – North Dakota Fighting Hawks

Chris Horton – Austin Peay Governors

Stefan Jankovic – Hawaii Warriors

Max Landis – IPFW Mastodons

Shawn Long – UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

Damon Lynn – NJIT Highlanders

Egidijus Mockevicius – Evansville Purple Aces

Dallas Moore – North Florida Ospreys

Alec Peters – Valparaiso Crusaders

Justin Robinson – Monmouth Hawks

Domantas Sabonis – Gonzaga Bulldogs

Justin Sears – Yale Bulldogs

Pascal Siakam – New Mexico State Aggies

Ethan Telfair – Idaho State Bengals

Rashawn Thomas – Texas A&M-CC Islanders

Fred VanVleet – Wichita State Shockers

Thomas Walkup – Stephen. F. Austin Lumberjacks

Jameel Warney – Stony Brook Seawolves

Kyle Wiltjer – Gonzaga Bulldogs


College Court Report Fan-Voted Awards

These awards are the result of the six-week fan votes that took place for the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year and CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year awards.

The entire North Dakota athletics department got behind Quinton Hooker, and their late-round push on Sunday propelled their junior guard to the win, and is the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year! (Source: UND Basketball)
The entire North Dakota athletics department got behind Quinton Hooker, and their late-round push on Sunday propelled their junior guard to the win, and is the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year! (Source: UND Basketball)

College Court Report Fan-Voted Mid-Major Player of the Year

Quinton Hooker – North Dakota Fighting Hawks

College Court Report Fan-Voted Mid-Major 1st Team

Quinton Hooker – North Dakota Fighting Hawks

Damon Lynn – NJIT Highlanders

Shawn Long – UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

Obi Emegano – Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

Rashun Davis – Radford Highlanders

College Court Report Fan-Voted Mid-Major 2nd Team

Austin McBroom – Eastern Washington Eagles

Justin Robinson – Monmouth Hawks

Josh Hagins – Little Rock Trojans

Tanner Plomb – Army West Point Black Knights

Quinton Chievous – Hampton Pirates

College Court Report Fan-Voted Mid-Major 3rd Team

Ethan Telfair – Idaho State Bengals

Rashawn Thomas – Texas A&M-CC Islanders

Trey Freeman – Old Dominion Monarchs

AJ English – Iona Gaels

Alec Peters – Valparaiso Crusaders


Thanks to a big push over the weekend on social media, Wofford's Fletcher Magee is the CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year award winner! (Source: Wofford Athletics)
Thanks to a big push over the weekend on social media, Wofford’s Fletcher Magee is the CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year award winner! (Source: Wofford Athletics)

College Court Report Fan-Voted Mid-Major Freshman of the Year

Fletcher Magee – Wofford Terriers

College Court Report Fan-Voted Mid-Major All-Freshman 1st Team

Fletcher Magee – Wofford Terriers

Jaylen Franklin – Abilene Christian Wildcats

Matt Morgan – Cornell Big Red

Devin Morgan – Delaware State Hornets

Nico Clareth – Siena Saints

College Court Report Fan-Voted Mid-Major All-Freshman 2nd Team

Joe Rosga – Denver Pioneers

Joe Cremo – Albany Great Danes

Jon Davis – Charlotte 49ers

Mike Daum – South Dakota State Jackrabbits

John Konchar – IPFW Mastodons

College Court Report Fan-Voted Mid-Major All-Freshman 3rd Team

Marcus Evans – Rice Owls

Brian Parker – Marist Red Foxes

Obediah Church – Missouri State Bears

Jarrell Brantley – College of Charleston Cougars

Ronshad Shabazz – Appalachian State Mountaineers

– T.B.