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Fans Select Fourth Annual College Court Report Player of the Year

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North Dakota guard Geno Crandall was looking to keep the Player of the Year title at the University of North Dakota, while Justin Strings was looking to bring the title to Sacramento.

SARNIA, Ont. — Seven weeks ago, 96 of the nation’s top players began campaigning for your votes to become the College Court Report Player of the Year.

This past week, the final two players went head-to-head to become this year’s winner. For the third year in a row, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks were represented in the Championship, as junior Geno Crandall was looking to give the school its third straight winner.

Former North Dakota guard Quinton Hooker won the previous two Player of the Year awards.

On the flip side this week was a former conference rival of Crandall. Senior big man Justin Strings put together a stellar career for the Sacramento State Hornets, but his production flew under the radar on a national level. Given the opportunity to support their star, fans of the Hornets pushed Strings into the Championship Round.

Both players were front-runners in the challenge from the outset. Fans of the Fighting Hawks showed up once again to push their own to the Championship Round. Family and friends of Strings were the ones to spearhead a charge for the senior all throughout the challenge.

At the end of the day, only one player could come out on top. After more than 30,000 votes were cast through the online polls and on Facebook during the Championship Round, we finally have our 2017-18 College Court Report Player of the Year.

The winner is… Continue reading Fans Select Fourth Annual College Court Report Player of the Year

2017-18 College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: First Round Results

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Geno Crandall has emerged as an early front-runner in the 2017-18 Player of the Year Fan Vote, and he will look to keep the title at the University of North Dakota for a third year in a row.

SARNIA, Ont. — It’s time for conference tournaments across the country, and the 2018 NCAA Tournament field is slowly taking shape.

At the end of the day on Sunday, five teams have already secured their spots in the field of 68. The Murray State Racers, Lipscomb Bisons, Michigan Wolverines, Loyola (IL) Ramblers, and Radford Highlanders have all secured themselves a spot in the Big Dance. Over the next seven days, the rest of the automatic bids will be secured.

With the season in the home stretch before March Madness, it also signals award season. Conferences have handed out their annual awards, and the race for the national awards heated up down the stretch.

The end of the season also signaled the start of the College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote. For the second year in a row, we selected 96 of the best players from outside of the power conferences and put them into a bracket-style field to select our Player of the Year. Fans vote for their favourites each week until there is just one left standing.

Over the past seven days, over 9,800 votes were cast in the First Round for 64 of the nation’s top players. Thirty-two players advanced to the Round of 64, and will each square off with a player who received a First Round Bye in the field.

Here are some of the highlights from Round One: Continue reading 2017-18 College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: First Round Results

Fans select College Court Report Player of the Year for third straight season

Mark Alstork was looking to ride the momentum from the past six weeks to the Player of the Year crown, while North Dakota’s Quinton Hooker was looking to win back-to-back Player of the Year awards.
CALGARY, Alta. — The 2016-17 season may be all but a distant memory for most fans across the country, but there was still plenty to be excited about for fans of both the North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the Wright State Raiders.

The third annual College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote was in its final week, as the initial field of 96 players had been cut down to just two. Quinton Hooker was matched up with Mark Alstork in the finale, capping off a seven-week journey to name the Player of the Year.

Last year, Hooker was named the CCR Player of the Year, knocking off Damon Lynn in the final round. This time around, fans of North Dakota had a heavy presence on social media, as well as the online polls. As the weeks have gone on, the support system behind Hooker had picked up steam, and he was looking to build on that in the final week.

On the flip side, a heavy dose of social media votes over the first six weeks propelled Alstork into the finals. After a tough battle with guard DeWayne Russell in the semi-finals, Alstork was looking to knock off the reigning Player of the Year.

Both players saw an out-pouring of support over the past seven days across all three voting platforms, but only one could come out on top.

After seven weeks, and over 190,000 votes, the 2016-17 College Court Report Player of the Year is…… Continue reading Fans select College Court Report Player of the Year for third straight season

College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Final Four Results

Mark Alstork has had a large support group over the first six round of the College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote, but would that be enough to send him to the finals?

CALGARY, Alta. — On a night where Russell Westbrook broke the single-season record for triple-doubles with 42, another record fell that was *slightly* overshadowed by Westbrook’s.

Obviously, we’re kidding. The other record was much more significant. (Still kidding.)

After six weeks of voting, the field in the Third Annual College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote had been cut down to the final four players. With players from four different regions of the United States represented, the whole nation was still involved.

Fans came out in full force this week, and a record number of votes were cast in the round across the three platforms in the two match-ups. A total of 57,561 votes were cast over the past seven days.

Both match-ups came down to the final day of the round, and fans did everything they could to propel their favourites into the Final Round, which starts Monday.

Here are the results from the two Final Four pairings. Continue reading College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Final Four Results

College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Elite Eight Results

DeWayne Russell was this week’s top vote-getter, punching his ticket to the Final Four of the Player of the Year Fan Vote in the process.

CALGARY, Alta. — A pair of Final Fours have been cut down to just two, while another has just been formed.

There may only be one game left in the 2016-17 college basketball season, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of reasons to come out and support your favourite players from across the country.

The College Court Report Fan Voted awards are winding down themselves, but not before crowning winners of their own.

After another week of voting, the Player of the Year field has now been trimmed to just four players. Early on in the bracket-style tournament, front-runners were identified from each regional. This past week, players were looking to win their respective regional finals and advance to the Final Four.

Across the three voting platforms, a record 29,108 votes were cast for the eight student-athletes still alive in the battle for the title of Player of the Year.

Below are the results from the four pairings in the Elite Eight.

The Final Four gets underway Monday, April 3rd at approximately 1:00am EST. Continue reading College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Elite Eight Results

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

LaVell Boyd is one of three WAC players who are still alive in the Player of the Year Fan Vote.

CALGARY, Alta. — One Elite Eight came to an end on Sunday, while another gets underway on Monday morning.

On Sunday, the North Carolina Tar Heels and South Carolina Gamecocks rounded out this year’s Final Four, joining both the Gonzaga Bulldogs and Oregon Ducks in Phoenix.

With just a handful of games left in the 2016-17 season, the end is in sight.

However, the season isn’t completely over for those programs who have played their last game. The College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote is still in full swing, and the field has been trimmed down to its own Elite Eight.

This past week, in the Sweet 16, fans came out in full force once again to support their favourite players from across the country. Over 15,000 votes were cast in the round across all three platforms (online polls, Facebook, and Twitter).

Three of the match-ups this past week were decided by less than 100 votes, while a pair of front-runners continued to hum right along.

Below, you can see the results for all eight match-ups from the Sweet 16. The winners in each region will go head-to-head this week for a spot in the Final Four.

Three of the eight players who advanced play for schools in the Western Athletic Conference.
Continue reading College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote: Sweet 16 Results