Assistant Coach Survey: Players of the Year

Last year, we started the tradition of surveying college assistant coaches around the country. We asked them to questions ranging from national coach of the year to whom the best assistants in the business are. This week, we'll release the results from a survey of over 40 coaches. Here are the results for national players of the year, as voted by 40 assistant coaches from across the nation.

Results are compiled from a survery done by of over 40 college assistant coaches. (** Coming Tuesday ** Assistant coach of the year, Most Ready To Be A Head Coach, Best Low/Mid-Major Assistant, Best Recruiting Head Coach, Best Staff, Top Recruiting Assistant, Hardest Working Assistant)

National College Player of The Year

Jason Williams, G, Duke (photo by Grant Halverson, AP)


Runner-Ups: Steve Logan, Cincinnati (T-2nd), Drew Gooden, Kansas (T-2nd)

HM: Caron Butler, UConn; Mike Dunleavy, Duke

National College Freshman of the Year

TJ Ford, PG, Texas (photo by Charlie Reidell, AP)


Runner-Ups: Chris Thomas, PG, Notre Dame (T-2nd); Dajuan Wagner, SG, Memphis (T-2nd)

HM: Jason Conley, VMI; Emeka Okafor, UConn; Mo Williams, Alabama; Rick Rickert, Minnesota; Dewayne Wade, Marquette

National Senior High School Player of the Year

Carmelo Anthony, SF, Oak Hill Academy


Runner-Ups: Raymond Felton (T-2nd); Chris Bosh (T-2nd)

HM: Amare Stoudemire, Sean May, Dee Brown, Lenny Cooke, Jason Fraser, Torin Francis, Paul Davis, Daniel Horton, Eric Williams

National High School Underclassman Player of the Year

Lebron James, SF, St. Vincent-St. Mary

Runner-Up: Luol Deng

HM: Kendrick Perkins, Jackie Butler

Toughest College Conference


Runner-Up: SEC


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