THE LUTE OLSON AWARD

2012-13 Lute Olson Award

Miami's Shane Larkin is the recipient of the 2013 Lute Olson Award, presented to the top division I player.

APRIL 5, 2013
 
 
2013 LUTE OLSON AWARD
 
ATLANTA, GA -- Miami's Shane Larkin is the recipient of the 2013 Lute Olson National Player of the Year award.  
 
"Shane helped Miami to its first-ever ACC regular season and postseason tournament championships," said CollegeInsider.com co-founder Angela Lento. "No point guard meant more to his team than Shane Larkin."
 
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.
 
2013 LUTE OLSON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
 
Anthony Bennett, UNLV 
Trey Burke, Michigan 
Ian Clark, Belmont
Ramon Galloway, La Salle
Erick Green, Virginia Tech 
Shane Larkin, Miami
Ray McCallum, Detroit
Doug McDermott, Creighton 
Ben McLemore, Kansas 
Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA
Mike Muscala, Bucknell
Victor Oladipo, Indiana 
Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga
Mason Plumlee, Duke 
Otto Porter, Jr., Georgetown 
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State 
Russ Smith, Louisville
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State 
Jeff Withey, Kansas 
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State 
Cody Zeller, Indiana 
 

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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