WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - DECEMBER 29: Marcus Thornton #3 of the William & Mary Tribe brings the ball up court against the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on December 29, 2012 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue defeated William & Mary 73-66. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year

In a closely contested final last season, William & Mary's Marcus Thornton beat out East Tennessee State guard Jalen Riley as the Fan Voted Mid-Major Player of the Year.
In a closely contested final last season, William & Mary’s Marcus Thornton beat out East Tennessee State guard Jalen Riley as the Fan Voted Mid-Major Player of the Year.

Who else is better qualified to hand out some hardware than the fans who actually watch the games?


The 2nd Annual CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year Fan Vote is back, and we have assembled 64 of the top players in the country who played for mid-major programs. We have thrown the names into a hat (literally), and picked them out one-by-one to assemble four “regions” of 16 players each.

Note, the players in this Fan Vote are either a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Transfer. For the Freshman of the Year Fan Vote, please click here.

Also, there is only one (1) representative from any given school in the vote.

As each round passes, players will go head-to-head in an online vote to ultimately determine who is the top freshman in the land.

The rules are simple. Each round will be one week in length, starting with the first round on February 29th. (Full schedule below).

Votes can be cast in two ways:

  • Online Polls – 1 vote per day
  • Twitter – 1 vote per day
    • Use #CCRPOTYFanVote + Player’s name (School) to vote
      • EX: #CCRPOTYFanVote Marcus Thornton (William & Mary)
    • Any RT of a tweet with the proper format counts as 1 vote as well!

Voting will open at 12:01am EST on the Monday of the week, and close at approx. 6pm EST on the Sunday at the end of the week. This allows for accurate vote tabulation and for the set up of the next round.

Voting Schedule

Round of 64: Feb. 29 – Mar. 6 – CLOSED!

Round of 32: Mar. 7 – 13 – CLOSED!

Sweet 16: Mar. 14 – 20 – CLOSED!

Elite 8: Mar. 21 – 27 – CLOSED!

Final 4: Mar. 28 – Apr. 3 – CLOSED!

Championship: Apr. 4 – 10 – CLOSED!


Round One Results

Round Two Results

Sweet 16 Results

Elite 8 Results

Final 4 Results

Championship Match Result

Championship (Bracket)

Quinton Hooker (North Dakota) is the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year!

Standings as of Apr. 10th (@ 6:00pm EST)*

Quinton Hooker:  50.74%
Damon Lynn: 49.26%
*Includes Twitter votes and votes from Polls

East Region (Bracket) – Quinton Hooker

West Region (Bracket) – Damon Lynn

South Region (Bracket) – Shawn Long

North Region (Bracket) – Obi Emegano

28 thoughts on “CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year”

  1. If Idaho st’s (pg)EthanTelfair
    played w/any power confrence team he’d avrg
    28pts 10ast 4rb 3stl
    #hands down!


      1. Love Damon but can’t agree with your comments about the team. I know many of them and they are fine young men and excellent ballplayers.


  2. Vote SHAWN LONG!!! He has over 70 DOUBLE DOUBLES in his career! He does it all! Making HISTORY 🎉🎉🎉 pan am team! Nike skills!


  3. Something is wrong with the votes for Shawn Long! Everyone is voting & %is going down?! What’s up with that???




    1. Hard to beat whatever party is block voting every PM @ 4 for Hooker. They figured out clear your history and keep voting. It’s obvious, because I did it. It takes 1 vote to move the poll one hundredth. So the poll moved almost 3 to 4 points in a few hours? I know, it’s not scientific. Hooker’s buds are busy. Oh I forgot, Mr. Long will be playing this weekend in Houston.


  5. To My Nephew Damon, invited voted for you LiL’ G, keep doing big things and let the Lord Bless you!


  6. It’s a shame to win by “beating” the system rather than ACTUAL FAN VOTES…just hurts the players & fans!


    1. UND fans have been consistently voting throughout the challenge.

      However, I have taken all of the comments, both good and bad, into consideration and will be looking into changes for next season and beyond. As the sole owner of the website, it is extremely tough for one person to monitor every little detail. I have done the best that I can to do so, and I still feel that the contest has been fair from the outset for all parties involved. Thank you for the feedback and your continued support of the challenge.


      1. RAGIN CAJUN fans were PHENOMENAL VOTING…social media…all voting polls!!!
        I’m glad they’re keeping closer tabs on the votes & appreciate the nomination for our Big man SHAWN LONG since he’s one of the BEST IN THE COUNTRY:)
        Proud of the awesome Mid-Major programs across the country👍🏼👍🏼🏀 #GEAUXCAJUNS!!!


  7. As long as the contest remains fair, you can’t ask for more than that. However, it needs to REMAIN fair….I have not been able to vote in this contest as of yet….no way should it say that it’s counted my vote, because I haven’t made one!


  8. How is it that I see 100’s of votes daily for Quinton but his percentage keeps going down in this final round? Either something is wrong with the voting system or our votes are not being counted.


  9. This is a joke of a final vote to determine the winner… I know hundreds of people are voting for Quinton and the percentage still says he is losing 80% to 20%?! Figure out what is wrong or give the award to both of these two.


    1. This is just Wednesday’s poll. Unfortunately we cannot combine the polls from Monday or Tuesday plus the Twitter votes. This is why we update the standings each morning above the poll and on Twitter.


  10. We can agree to disagree. I know what I see, and when you play with a team who is worried about how they are going to make it to the next level, instead of trying to win, then I call it ‘selfish haters”.


  11. How do you guys count the tweets and retweets? I see more than a 30 to 1 vote in favor of Quinton but how does his lead keep dropping with odds that heavily favoring him?


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