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College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Sweet 16 Results

For the third week in a row, Carson Williams used a strong push on Facebook to propel him into the next round of the Freshman of the Year fan vote.

CALGARY, Alta. — Welcome to March Madness, folks.

While the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament proved to be anticlimactic for the majority, the Round of 32 provided the fireworks that fans were looking for. There are a few surprises in the Sweet 16 (South CarolinaMichigan), and then there are the usual suspects (Kentucky, North Carolina, Gonzaga).

The season has ended for the majority of teams on the hardwood, but there’s plenty to be excited about around the country.

Teams, fans, and players alike are all on the campaign trail, raising support for their respective players in the 3rd Annual College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote.

What started with 64 of the top freshmen from smaller programs had been trimmed down to 16 players at the start of the week. Following a week of campaigning on Facebook and Twitter, the results are in for the past seven days,

A total of 27,050 votes were cast through Facebook, Twitter, and the online polls. There were several marquee match-ups this past week, meaning the brackets bid adieu to some big time players.

In one particular pairing, the difference was a mere 51 votes, and it all came down to social media votes.

Here are this past week’s results. Continue reading College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Sweet 16 Results

College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Round of 32 Results

After a strong showing in the Round of 32, Wright States Mark Alstork has emerged as a front-runner to come out of the Dixson Region.

CALGARY, Alta. — Welcome to March Madness, folks.

While the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament proved to be anticlimactic for the majority, the Round of 32 provided the fireworks that fans were looking for. There are a few surprises in the Sweet 16 (South CarolinaMichigan), and then there are the usual suspects (Kentucky, North Carolina, Gonzaga).

The season has ended for the majority of teams on the hardwood, but there’s plenty to be excited about around the country.

Teams, fans, and players alike are all on the campaign trail, raising support for their respective players in the 3rd Annual College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote.

What started with 96 of the top players in the country from smaller programs had been trimmed down to 32 players at the start of the week. Following a week of campaigning on Facebook and Twitter, the results are in for the past seven days,

A total of 16,357 votes were cast through Facebook, Twitter, and the online polls. There were several marquee match-ups this past week, meaning the brackets bid adieu to some big time players.

Here are this past week’s results. Continue reading College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Round of 32 Results

College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Second Round Results

For the second year in a row, Abilene Christian is out in full force to support their freshman, and Jalone Friday is one of the early front-runners in this year’s challenge.

CALGARY, Alta. — The post-season is in full swing across the NCAA.

All four post-season brackets have been released, and there are several big games on tap for this week, starting as early as Monday night with the opener in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Our Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year Fan Voted awards are also in full swing. Round Two in both votes concluded Sunday night, and the Third Round begins on March 13th.

Over the last seven days, last week’s victors in the Freshman of the Year Fan Vote were back at it, looking to garner more support to advance to the next round. Several of last week’s front-runners continued to roll, while the contest said goodbye to one of the top vote-getters after going up against last week’s top vote-getter.

In total, 22,932 votes were cast between the online polls, Twitter, and Facebook over the past seven days.

Below, you can find the results for the 16 match-ups from this past week. Continue reading College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Second Round Results

College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Second Round Results

For the second week in a row ,Quinton Hooker was the top vote-getter in the College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote. (Source: Russell Hons – North Dakota Basketball)

CALGARY, Alta. — The post-season is in full swing across the NCAA.

All four post-season brackets have been released, and there are several big games on tap for this week, starting as early as Monday night with the opener in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Our Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year Fan Voted awards are also in full swing. Round Two in both votes concluded Sunday night, and the Third Round begins on March 13th.

This past week, the 32 players who received a first-round bye started to campaign for votes to help them come away with the Player of the Year award. Some were successful, while some players who had an extra week under their belts kept their positive momentum rolling.

In total, 23,647 votes were cast between the online polls, Twitter, and Facebook over the past seven days.

Below, you can find the results for the 32 match-ups from this past week.
Continue reading College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Second Round Results

Frequently Asked Questions: College Court Report Fan Voted Awards

Quinton Hooker got a ton of support from family, friends, and the North Dakota athletics department last season, en route to being named the College Court Report Player of the Year. (Source: Russell Hons – North Dakota Basketball)

CALGARY, Alta. — For the third season in a row, we turn to the fans to hand out some hardware.

Starting at the end of February, and stretching into the first week of April, the College Court Report Player and Freshman of the Year Fan Votes take place. It’d be easy for us to sit back and hand out awards on our own, but admittedly so, it’s tough for us to watch every single game each season.

We may miss something that others saw, and may not get a full 360 look at a player. So, is there anyone better than the fans to hep pick two major awards?

The answer is simple. No.

We look at every player not on the roster at a power conference school, and narrow down the field. From there, it’s up to the fans to pick the winners in a bracket-style format.

It’s a unique way for fans to show their support for their beloved student-athletes. However, it’s tough to please everyone.

Each year, we get messages and comments from fans all across the country, expressing concerns surrounding the contest and their favourite players being properly represented.

As the Owner of College Court Report, I fully respect and understand each and every comment and concern around the challenge. I personally take the time to answer each one as best as I can.

Here are some of the more common questions that I’ve received over the past couple of years in the Fan Vote contests, and some answers that I hope will provide some more insight into the thought processes surrounding the Player and Freshman of the Year awards. Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions: College Court Report Fan Voted Awards

College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Jaleen Smith, New Hampshire Wildcats

Jaleen Smith averaged a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds per game last week over a pair of wins for New Hampshire.
Jaleen Smith averaged a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds per game last week over a pair of wins for New Hampshire.

CALGARY, Alta. — While the Vermont Catamounts look to be the clear favourite to win the America East title, there are several teams who they should be worried about as the conference tournament approaches.

One of those teams possesses one of the stronger guard-forward tandems in the conference, if not the NCAA as a whole.

The New Hampshire Wildcats boast junior forward Tanner Leissner inside, and senior scoring guard Jaleen Smith on the outside. The two have combined to average more than 32 points and 14 rebounds per contest this year, and they have helped to lead the Wildcats to a 17-11 record overall.

This past week, Smith put all of his talents on display in a pair of wins for New Hampshire. He can impact the game on so many levels, and that was prevalent over the past seven days.

After his impressive week, fans showed their support for the native of Freeport, Texas. Jaleen Smith has been selected by the fans as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for the week of February 13 – 19, 2017!
Continue reading College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Jaleen Smith, New Hampshire Wildcats