Lou Henson Award Watch List
ELMHURST, Ill. - North Dakota State's Lawrence Alexander was named to the mid-season watch list for the Lou Henson Award, presented annually by CollegeInsider.com to the Mid-Major player of the year.
Alexander currently leads The Summit League in scoring (17.9 ppg), minutes played (38.3 mpg) and three-pointers per game (2.8). He ranks fourth nationally in minutes per game and 53rd in points per game. Alexander has seven games of 20-plus points this season, and he has made multiple three-pointers in 14 of 18 games.
The 2015 recipient of the Lou Henson Award will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet on April 3 in Indianapolis, site of the 2015 Final Four.
Former Summit Leaguers have twice won Mid-Major Player of the Year. Keith Benson won the Lou Henson Award in 2010 and Caleb Green received the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Player of the Year honor in 2007.
The award is named in honor of Lou Henson, who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.