Back at the end of February, 64 of the best freshmen in the country were put into an NCAA Tournament-style bracket to determine who was the top player in the nation during the 2015-16 season.
Two things made this unique. All of the players were from mid-major schools, and the winner would be determined solely by fan votes. We felt that giving control to the people who watch the games on a consistent basis.
Over the course of the challenge, over 350,000 votes were cast in the Player of the Year Fan Vote, including over 90,000 in the final round alone. The contest was down to two of the nation’s most talented guards, as Jaylen Franklin went head-to-head with Fletcher Magee.
Franklin was a steady force right out of the gate, as fans and coaches alike from Abilene Christian got behind their star freshman. As the weeks progressed, fans of Franklin increased their social media presence, making him a force in terms of both voting methods.
As for Fletcher, he was a force in terms of social media votes over the course of the entire challenge. Week after week, the #CCRFreshmanFanVote was trending in Spartanburg, as the community was behind him from the start.
In the end, only one player could come on top and take home the hardware as the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year.
After six weeks of voting, the winner of the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year Fan Vote is… Continue reading Fan Vote Tabs College Court Report Mid-Major Freshman of the Year