BOSTON (gobison.com) – North Dakota State senior guard Lawrence Alexander is among the finalists for the 2015 Lou Henson Award who were announced on Thursday, March 26. The Lou Henson Award is presented annually by CollegeInsider.com to the top mid-major player in Division I men's basketball.
Alexander also gains the distinction of mid-major All-American, as the list of finalists also comprises the 2014-15 Lou Henson All-America Team.
Previous recipients of the award include Langston Hall (Mercer, 2014), Matthew Dellavedova (Saint Mary's, 2013), Kyle O'Quinn (Norfolk State, 2012), Matt Howard (Butler, 2011) and Keith Benson (Oakland, 2010), who won as a member of The Summit League.
The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career at Hardin-Simmons, New Mexico State and Illinois, that lasted 41 years. When Henson left the game in 2005, he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779.
The winner of the 2015 Lou Henson Award will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet on April 3 in Indianapolis, site of the Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
2014-15 Lou Henson All-America Team
Lawrence Alexander 6-3 Sr. North Dakota State
D.J. Balentine 6-2 Jr. Evansville
John Brown 6-8 Jr. High Point
Julius Brown 5-10 Sr. Toledo
Jalen Cannon 6-6 Sr. St. Francis Brooklyn
Karl Cochran 6-1 Sr. Wofford
AJ English 6-4 Jr. Iona
Kahlil Felder 5-9 So. Oakland
Chris Fowler 6-1 Jr. Central Michigan
Ty Greene 6-3 Sr. USC Upstate
Tyler Harvey 6-4 So. Eastern Washington
Corey Hawkins 6-3 Sr. UC Davis
Tyler Haws 6-5 Sr. BYU
R.J. Hunter 6-6 Jr. Georgia State
John Jordan 5-10 Sr. Texas A&M Corpus Christi
David Laury 6-9 Sr. Iona
Shawn Long 6-9 Jr. UL-Lafayette
Mikh McKinney 6-1 Sr. Sacramento State
Justin Moss 6-7 Jr. Buffalo
Mike Myers 6-9 Sr. UMES
Saah Nimley 5-8 Sr. Charleston Southern
Wesley Saunders 6-5 Sr. Harvard
Justin Sears 6-8 Jr. Yale
Keifer Sykes 6-0 Sr. Green Bay
Marcus Thornton 6-4 Sr. William & Mary
Corey Walden 6-2 Sr. Eastern Kentucky
Brad Waldow 6-10 Sr. Saint Mary's
Thomas Walkup 6-4 Jr. Stephen F. Austin
Jameel Warney 6-8 Jr. Stony Brook
Jalan West 5-10 Jr. Northwestern State
Alan Williams 6-8 Sr. UC Santa Barbara