Wed., Sept. 9: The USBWA announced that former Georgetown coach John Thompson has been selected as the first winner of the Dean Smith Award, named in honor of the legendary North Carolina coach. Thompson will be presented the award at a dinner in Chapel Hill on November 10th. All net proceeds from the dinner and a special memorabilia auction will benefit the Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund, which provides financial assistance for undergraduate students from low-income families and enables professionals in education and social work to pursue advanced degrees.
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Jack Gibbs averaged 37 ppg for the week while Kelsey Plum led the Huskies to two upset wins in Pac-12 play
Tue., Jan. 19: The USBWA handed out its weekly player of the week honors and Davidson guard Jack Gibbs was named  the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week, while Washington guard Kelsey Plum was named the Ann Meyers Drysdale Women's National Player of the Week for games the week ending Jan. 17.
National Players of the Week: Men: Davidson's Jack Gibbs | Women: Washington's Kelsey Plum
National Freshman of the Week: Oklahoma State's Jawun Evans | Louisville's Asia Durr
Division II National Players of the Week
| Division III National Players of the Week
Kerkhoff, Pille and Valdiserri elected to USBWA Hall of Fame, to be inducted in Houston at Final Four
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Joe Mitch: For the first time, the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award will be presented in Oklahoma City.
David Teel: When the 2016 Most Courageous Award is presented, it promises to be a heck of a day.
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