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THE LUTE OLSON AWARD

The 2022 Lute Olson National Player of the Year award will be announced on April 1 in New Orleans, site of the NCAA men's basketball championship.

Nov. 4, 2021

2021-22 WATCH LIST

BOSTON, MA -- The Watch List for the 2021-22 Lute Olson National Player of the Year award was announced on Thursday.

The award, which is presented annually to the top player in division I college basketball, is named in honor of Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson, who won 776 games in 34 seasons, 24 of which were spent at the University of Arizona.

During that stretch he led the Wildcats to 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, 23 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, four Final Four appearances and a National Championship in 1997.

Olson is one of just 25 head coaches in NCAA history to win 700 or more games (all divisions) and ranks ninth on the Division I career victories list. He finished with a winning percentage of .731 and is the all-time winningest coach in Arizona history with 587-190 record (.755). He was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year seven times.

Olson also guided Arizona to 20 consecutive 20-win seasons and is one of only three coaches in NCAA history to record 29 or more 20-win seasons.

Prior to Arizona, Olson spent nine seasons at Iowa. He won 167 games and lead the Hawkeyes to the Final Four in 1980. He also spent one season at Long Beach State, leading the 49ers to a 24-2 record and a No. 3 ranking nationally.

In 2002, Olson was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.


2021-22 LUTE OLSON AWARD WATCH LIST

Max Abmas

6-1

Jr.

Oral Roberts

Keve Aluma

6-9

Sr.

Virginia Tech

Armando Bacot

6-10

Jr.

North Carolina

Patrick Baldwin Jr.

6-9

Fr.

Milwaukee

Paolo Banchero

6-10

Fr.

Duke

Alex Barcello

6-2

Sr.

BYU

Emoni Bates

6-9

Fr.

Memphis

Buddy Boeheim

6-8

Sr.

Syracuse

Matt Bradley

6-4

Sr.

San Diego State

Julian Champagnie

6-8

Jr.

St. John’s

Kennedy Chandler

6-0

Fr.

Tennessee

Kofi Cockburn

7-0

Jr.

Illinois

Andre Curbelo

6-1

So.

Illinois

Kendric Davis

6-0

Sr.

SMU

Hunter Dickinson

7-1

So.

Michigan

Tyson Etienne

6-2

So.

Wichita State

Adam Flagler

6-3

Jr.

Baylor

Collin Gillespie

6-3

Sr.

Villanova

Kellan Grady

6-5

Sr.

Kentucky

Chet Holmgren

7-0

Fr.

Gonzaga

Jaden Ivey

6-4

So.

Purdue

Trayce Jackson-Davis

6-9

Jr.

Indiana

Jaime Jaquez, Jr.

6-7

Jr.

UCLA

Andrew Jones

6-4

Sr.

Texas

Johnny Juzang

6-7

Jr.

UCLA

E.J. Liddell

6-7

Jr.

Ohio State

Remy Martin

6-0

Sr.

Kansas

David McCormack

6-10

Sr.

Kansas

Tre Mitchell

6-9

Jr.

Texas

Isaiah Mobley

6-10

Jr.

USC

Kevin Obanor

6-8

Sr.

Texas Tech

Scotty Pippen Jr.

6-3

Jr.

Vanderbilt

Jahvon Quinerly

6-1

Jr.

Alabama

Marcus Sasser

6-2

Jr.

Houston

Jaden Shackelford

6-3

Jr.

Alabama

Terrence Shannon Jr.

6-6

Jr.

Texas Tech

Drew Timme

6-10

Jr.

Gonzaga

TyTy Washington

6-3

Fr.

Kentucky

Trevion Williams

6-10

Sr.

Purdue

Mark Williams

7-0

So.

Duke

 


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