USBWA News from Malcolm Moran News

USBWA mourns the passing of Perry Wallace Courage Award winner Justin Hardy

Washington University student-athlete Justin Hardy died of stomach cancer Sunday morning after a year in which he refused to allow a stage 4 diagnosis to get in the way of his goals. Hardy was one of two athletes given the Perry Wallace Most Courageous Award by the United States Basketball Writers Association for his refusal to let a terminal prognosis sidetrack his immediate plans.

Kentucky's Tshiebwe wins 2021-22 Oscar Robertson Trophy

Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe, an elite rebounder, a unanimous All-American and the Southeastern Conference Player and Defensive Player of the Year with a prolific double-double average, has been named the winner of the Oscar Robertson Trophy as the National Player of the Year as selected by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Arizona's Lloyd wins 2021-22 Henry Iba Award

Arizona first-year head coach Tommy Lloyd led the Wildcats to the Pac-12 Conference championship and a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. For his smashing debut guiding Arizona to 33 wins and into the Sweet 16, Lloyd has been named the winner of the 2021-22 Henry Iba Award, given annually by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to its national coach of the year.

Auburn's Smith wins 2021-22 Wayman Tisdale Award

Auburn forward Jabari Smith, a dynamic big man who turned the Tigers into one of the nation’s toughest matchups and helped lead the Tigers to the Southeastern Conference regular-season title, is the winner of this season’s Wayman Tisdale Award honoring the National Freshman Player of the Year based on voting by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Smith is Auburn’s first Tisdale Award winner and its first USBWA All-American since 1998-99.

MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB TO HOSTCOLLEGE BASKETBALL AWARDS DINNER

Event to feature National Players, Coaches of the Year

USBWA NAMES 2021-22 WOMEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Seven repeat selections including four from the first team and three three-time members headline the 2021-22 U.S. Basketball Writers Association Women's All-America Team. There are 13 different schools represented on the 15-woman team with top-ranked and No. 1 overall NCAA Tournament seed South Carolina and Stanford each boasting two selections.

USBWA NAMES 2021-22 MEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Three repeat selections, three first-teamers from the Big Ten including its top scorer, a pair of teammates from top-ranked Gonzaga and the country’s leading rebounder headline the 2021-22 U.S. Basketball Writers Association Men's All-America Team. The 15-man team includes two of the country's top shooters, the third-leading scorer, seven players who were their conference players of the year and four players who were USBWA district players of the year.

USBWA UNVEILS 2021-22 MEN'S ALL-DISTRICT HONORS

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has released its 2021-22 Men's All-District Teams, based on voting from its national membership of 900-plus. The USBWA has selected All-District teams since the 1956-57 season, its founding year.

USBWA NAMES 2021-22 MEN'S ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS

Standout players and coaches chosen from nine regions

JONES, HARDY TO RECEIVE PERRY WALLACE MOST COURAGEOUS AWARD

Two exemplary men's college basketball players will share the 2022 Perry Wallace Most Courageous Award. Texas guard Andrew Jones, who has displayed courage since his leukemia diagnosis in 2018, and Washington (Mo.) University forward Justin Hardy, who has been his team's second-leading scorer while battling stomach cancer, have both demonstrated extraordinary courage reflecting honor on amateur basketball.

NORTHEASTERN'S CURRENCE TO RECEIVE PAT SUMMITT MOST COURAGEOUS AWARD

Northeastern guard Kendall Currence is this year's Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award winner. The senior has demonstrated an intrepid spirit and a remarkable determination, undergoing more than a dozen surgeries after being born with a cleft lip and palate. She also has overcome having three holes in her heart, a heart murmur and a bicuspid aortic valve, according to the Boston Globe.

UCLA'S JAQUEZ JR. IS OSCAR ROBERTSON NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected UCLA guard/forward Jaime Jaquez Jr. as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, March 6.

USBWA NAMES JIM O'CONNELL, RISING STAR AWARD WINNERS

Giambalvo, Durando and Philippou recognized for distinguished work

MURRAY STATE'S WILLIAMS IS OSCAR ROBERTSON NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Murray State forward KJ Williams as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Feb. 27. It is the second time this season for Williams to earn the award in the last three weeks as he was the USBWA's selection for the week ending Feb. 13 as well.

ST. JOHN'S CHAMPAGNIE IS OSCAR ROBERTSON NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Junior leads Red Storm to two impressive conference wins

Murray State's Williams is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Murray State forward KJ Williams as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Feb. 13.

MURRAY STATE'S WILLIAMS IS OSCAR ROBERTSON NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Junior helps keep Racers among four conference unbeatens

JENNINGS SELECTED TO RECEIVE2022 MARY JO HAVERBECK AWARD

Former longtime Lady Vols' publicist honored for service to the media

LOYOLA'S BEHRNS SELECTED TO RECEIVE 2022 KATHA QUINN AWARD

Veteran publicist to be recognized for service to the media

Loyola's Behrns selected to receive 2022 Katha Quinn Award

Bill Behrns, who is in the his 21st season at Loyola University (Chicago), has been named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Katha Quinn Award winner for 2022. He will be presented the award at the Final Four in New Orleans.