U.S. Basketball Writers Association USBWA NEWS ARCHIVE
News and columns from the 2017-18 basketball season
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FEBRUARY 2018
• St. Bonaventure's Mobley is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.20.18)
• UConn's Samuelson, George Mason's Cardaρo-Hillary earn National, Freshman Player of the Week honors (2.20.18)
• Concord's Bolte, West Liberty's Brown are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (2.20.18)
• Anna Maria's Rapoza, Thomas More's Temple are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (2.20.18)
• Texas' Bamba is Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Week (2.20.18)
• Idaho State's Dowd selected at Most Courageous Award winner (2.19.18)
• St. John's Ponds is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.13.18)
• South Florida's Laksa, Minnesota's Pitts earn National, Freshman Player of the Week honors (2.13.18)
• Trine's Copeland, Randolph Macon's Williams are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (2.13.18)
• Iowa State's Lard is Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Week (2.13.18)
• USBWA to partner with Missouri Athletic Club on honors dinner (2.6.18)
• Washington's Dickerson is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.6.18)
• Stanford's McPhee, Oklahoma's Llanusa earn National, Freshman Player of the Week honors (2.6.18)
• Roanoke's Freund, Lake Forest's Burton are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (2.6.18)
• Oklahoma's Young is Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Week (2.6.18)

JANUARY 2018
• Kentucky's Knox is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.30.18)
• Maryland's Jones, Middle Tennessee's Jones earn National, Freshman Player of the Week honors (1.30.18)
• Muskingham's Dempsey, St. Joseph's Iavarone Hodge are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (1.30.18)
Kentucky's Knox is Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Week (1.30.18)
• St. Mary's Landale is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.23.18)
• Notre Dame's Ogunbowale, Penn's Parker earn National, Freshman Player of the Week honors (1.23.18)
• Saginaw Valley State's Wells, Lewis' Kelliher are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (1.23.18)
• Springfield's Ross, Lyndon State's Hodge are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (1.23.18)
• Howard's Cole is Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Week (1.23.18)
• Fourteen players named to 2018 Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List (1.22.18)
• Boise State's Hutchison, UMass' Pipkins are Oscar Robertson National Players of the Week (1.16.18)
• Lousiville's Durr, Michigan's Brown earn National, Freshman Player of the Week honors (1.16.18)
• West Texas A&M's Quaid, Concord's Fitzwater are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (1.16.18)
• Ohio Northern's Bruns, Whitman's Poe are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (1.16.18)
• Oklahoma's Young is Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Week (1.16.18)
• Ohio State's Bates-Diop is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.9.18)
• Texas' Higgs, Fordham's Cavanaugh earn National, Freshman Player of the Week honors (1.9.18)
• Simon Fraser's Salam, Lewis' Kelliher are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (1.9.18)
• Lebanon Valley's Light, Messiah's Rohrer are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (1.9.18)
• Colorado's Wright is Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Week (1.9.18)
• Butler's Martin is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.3.18)
• Iowa's Gustafson, Penn's Parker earn National, Freshman Player of the Week honors (1.3.18)
• St. Thomas Aquinas' Reyes, Bloomfield's Robinson are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (1.3.18)
• Muskingum's Dempsey, Randolph-Macon's Williams are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (1.3.18)
• Texas' Bamba is Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Week (1.2.18)

THE TIPOFF: JANUARY 2018
• Vahé Gregorian: Selection committee discussion will be ongoing
• Joe Mitch: Dinner to honor Dayton's Donoher a rousing success
• Hall of Fame announcements met by shock, joy
• Katha Quinn winner Castiglione pulled to do right thing
• Most Courageous Marz recovers from stroke
• Durando, Golden win USBWA scholarships

DECEMBER 2017
• Oklahoma's Young is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (12.27.17)
• Mississippi State's Vivians, Cal's Smith earn National, Freshman Player of the Week honors (12.27.17)
• Oklahoma's Young is Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Week (12.27.17)
• Saint Joseph's Marz named 2018 Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award recipient (12.19.17)
• Oklahoma's Young is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (12.19.17)
• South Florida's Laksa, Western Kentucky's Elgedawy earn National, Freshman Player of the Week honors (12.19.17)
• South Dakota State's Jenkins is Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Week (12.19.17)
• Azusa Pacific's McClain, Indianapolis' Burse are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (12.19.17)
• New Jersey City's Green, FDU-Florham's Williams are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (12.19.17)
• Arizona State's Evans is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (12.12.17)
• Tennessee's Nared, Oklahoma State's Miller earn National, Freshman Player of the Week honors (12.12.17)
• Arizona's Ayton is Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Week (12.12.17)
• Florida Institute of Technology's Daniel, Ashland's Johnson are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (12.12.17)
• Adrian's Webster, Suffolk's Bourikas are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (12.12.17)
• Kansas' Graham is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (12.5.17)
• Oregon's Ionescu, Sabally earn National, Freshman Player of the Week honors (12.5.17)
• Oklahoma's Young is Wayman Tisdale National Freshman Player of the Week (12.5.17)
• The College at Brockport's Shamseldin, Austin College's Frank are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (12.5.17)

NOVEMBER 2017
• Sioux Falls's Guebert, Southwestern Oklahoma State's Tucker are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (11.28.17)
• Benedictine's Olson, Medaille's Reinwald are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (11.28.17)
• Kutztown's Ridgeway, Ursuline's Lewis are USBWA Division II National Players of the Week (11.21.17)
• Endicott's Brown, Randolph-Macon's William are USBWA Division III National Players of the Week (11.21.17)
• USBBWA unveils 2017-18 Oscar Robertson Trophy Preseason Watch List (11.6.17)

THE TIPOFF: NOVEMBER 2017
• Vahé Gregorian: USBWA makes progress amid game's setbacks
• Joe Mitch: Former executive director donates $100,000 to USBWA
• NCAA memo urges better seating, access
• Armstrong dominates USBWA's best writing contest
• Dean Smith Award honors Dayton's Donoher
• Michigan State, UConn head preseason polls

OCTOBER 2017
• Durando, Golden awarded USBWA scholarships (10.16.17)
• Dayton's Donoher named recipient of 2017 Dean Smith Award (10.12.17)
• NCAA memo: Best practices for media access, seating and security (10.12.17)