THE LUTE OLSON AWARD

2014 Lute Olson Award

April 4, 2014


MCDERMOTT WINS 2014 LUTE OLSON AWARD

DALLAS, TX -- Creighton's Doug McDermott is the recipient of the 2014 Lute Olson National Player of the Year award and the first to win the award twice.

McDermott leads the nation in scoring (26.7 ppg.) and points (934) while also ranking second in field goals made (330) and ninth in three-point percentage (.449) through games of April 2nd. He scored a career-high 45 points on Senior Night on March 8th to become the eighth man in NCAA history to surpass 3,000 carer points, eventually finishing fifth all-time in scoring with 3,150 career points. 

Creighton finished the 2013-14 season with a 27-8 record while reaching the third round of the NCAA Tournament for a third straight season. 

McDermott also won the award as a sophomore in 2012.

The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I player who has played at least two seasons with his respective team. Freshmen and first-year transfers can be named to the All-America team, but are not eligible to receive the Player of the Year honors.

The award is named in honor of coaching great Lute Olson, who won 780 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.


2014 LUTE OLSON ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Kyle Anderson 6-9 So. UCLA
Ron Baker 6-3 So. Wichita State
Billy Baron 6-2 Sr. Canisius
Bryce Cotton 6-1 Sr. Providence
Cleanthony Early 6-8 Sr. Wichita State
Melvin Ejim 6-6 Sr. Iowa State
Tyler Ennis 6-2 Fr. Syracuse
C.J. Fair 6-8 Sr. Syracuse
Aaron Gordon 6-9 Fr. Arizona
Gary Harris 6-4 So. Michigan State
Joe Harris 6-6 Sr. Virginia
Nick Johnson 6-3 Jr. Arizona
DeAndre Kane 6-4 Sr. Iowa State
Sean Kilpatrick 6-4 Sr. Cincinnati
Doug McDermott 6-8 Sr. Creighton
Shabazz Napier 6-1 Sr. Connecticut
Jabari Parker 6-8 Fr. Duke
Adreian Payne 6-10 Sr. Michigan State
Julius Randle 6-9 Fr. Kentucky
Russ Smith 6-0 Sr. Louisville
Nik Stauskas 6-6 So. Michigan
Xavier Thames 6-3 Sr. San Diego State
T.J. Warren 6-8 So. North Carolina State
Scottie Wilbekin 6-2 Sr. Florida
Andrew Wiggins 6-8 Fr. Kansas

 

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.
 
In 2002, Olson was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
 
The recipient of of the 2021 award will be announced on April 1.
 

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. 
 
SCHEDULE OF RELEASES
 
November: Preseason Watch List announced
January: Mid-Season Watch List announced
March: Finalists announced
April 2: Lute Olson National Player of the Year announced
 
AWARD PRESENTATION
 
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 recipient of the 2018 Lute Olson award will be announced on April 2 in San Antonio, site of the Men's NCAA Basketball Championship.
 
 
 

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