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The 2019-20 Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award will be announced in April 2020 in Atlanta, GA.

Jan. 7, 2020


BOSTON, MA -- The 2019-20 Lute Olson Award mid-season Watch List was announced on Tuesday.

The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I player.

The award 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.

The 2019-20 Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award will be announced in April 2020 in Atlanta, GA, site of the men's Division I NCAA Basketball Championship.


Timmy Allen 6-6 So. Utah
Udoka Azubuike * 7-0 Sr. Kansas
Kamar Baldwin 6-1 Sr. Butler
Kerry Blackshear * 6-10 Sr. Florida
Jared Butler 6-3 So. Baylor
Vernon Carey * 6-10 Fr. Duke
Anthony Cowan, Jr. * 6-0 Sr. Maryland
Devon Dotson * 6-2 So. Kansas
Anthony Edwards * 6-5 Fr. Georgia
Malachi Flynn * 6-1 Jr. San Diego State
Jordan Ford * 6-1 Sr. Saint Mary's
Luke Garza 6-11 Jr. Iowa
Ashton Hagans * 6-3 So. Kentucky
Tyrese Haliburton * 6-5 So. Iowa State
Markus Howard * 5-11 Sr. Marquette
Isaiah Miller 6-0 Jr. UNCG
Carlik Jones 6-1 Jr. Radford
Tre Jones * 6-2 So. Duke
Nathan Knight * 6-10 Sr. William & Mary
Anthony Lamb * 6-6 Sr. Vermont
Sam Merrill * 6-5 Sr. Utah State
Jordan Nwora * 6-7 Jr. Louisville
Filip Petrusev 6-11 So. Gonzaga
Myles Powell * 6-2 Sr. Seton Hall
Grant Riller * 6-4 Sr. Charleston
Isaiah Stewart * 6-9 Fr. Washington
Obi Toppin * 6-9 So. Dayton
Lamar Stevens * 6-8 Sr. Penn State
Cassius Winston * 6-1 Sr. Michigan State
Kaleb Wesson 6-9 Jr. Ohio State

* Named to Lute Olson Preseason Watch List

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