The Lute Olson award committee is a 30 member panel, consisting of five current division I head coaches, five retired head coaches, 10 current athletic directors and/or conference administrators, five members of the national media and five collegeinsider.com staff members.
RULES AND CRITERIA
The Lute Olson award is presented annually to the top division I player as voted on by the award committee. Eligible players must have played at least two seasons of college basketball. Freshmen are not eligible to the win award, but can be named to the Lute Olson All-America team, which is announced in March in advance of the Awards Banquet in April.
SCHEDULE OF RELEASES
November: Preseason Watch List announced
January: Mid-Season Watch List announced
April: Lute Olson National Player of the Year announced
The recipients of the 17 national awards, presented by CollegeInsider.com, are announced annually at the site of the NCAA men’s division I basketball championship.
The 2015 CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet will take place on April 3 in Indianapolis, IN.