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Johnson & Timmer on the Henson List

Editor: The following is part of a press release from


(Boston, MA) – The 2017-18 Lou Henson Award mid-season Watch List was announced on Thursday.

The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the nation’s top Division I mid-major player. 

Lou Henson coached 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.

The 2017-18 Lou Henson National Player of the Year Award will be announced on March 31, 2018 at the Awards Event in San Antonio, site of the men’s NCAA Basketball Championship.

Editor: Missouri Valley Conference players Alize Johnson and Reed Timmer are part of the mid-season watch list.

Missouri State’s Johnson is the Valley’s preseason ‘Player of the Year’ and leads the conference in rebounding (11.4 per game) and is seventh in scoring (15.2 per game). The senior is one of four players nationally to record a 20-20 game, and he’s done it twice.

Drake’s Timmer was a Valley preseason ‘All Missouri Valley’ pick and leads the conference in scoring (18.7 ppg) and free throw percentage (.886).

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