Husky Hoopla: UConn basketball awards predictions

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Cincinnati's Jarron Cumberland, right, drives to the basket against Ohio State's Andre Wesson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. We predict he will get Player of the Year.  Photo courtesy of Jay LaPrete/The Associated Press

Cincinnati’s Jarron Cumberland, right, drives to the basket against Ohio State’s Andre Wesson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. We predict he will get Player of the Year. Photo courtesy of Jay LaPrete/The Associated Press

Player of the Year: Jarron Cumberland, Cincinnati 

Newcomer of the Year: Akok Akok, UConn (should probably change this to Wiseman) 

Coach of the Year: Kelvin Sampson, Houston 

Men’s First Team 

Jarron Cumberland, Cincinnati 

DeJon Jarreau, Houston 

James Wiseman, Memphis 

Christian Vital, UConn 

Quinten Rose, Temple 

Men’s Second Team

Alterique Gilbert, UConn 

Precious Achiuwa, Memphis 

Quentin Grimes, Houston 

Laquincy Rideau, USF 

Nate Pierre-Louis, Temple 

Women’s Awards

Player of the Year: Megan Walker, UConn 

Newcomer of the Year: Aubrey Griffin, UConn 

Coach of the Year: Geno Auriemma, UConn 

Women’s First Team

Crystal Dangerfield, UConn 

Megan Walker, UConn 

Olivia Nelson-Ododa, UConn 

Christyn Williams, UConn 

Kay Kay Wright, UCF 

Women’s Second Team

Antoinette Miller, Cincinnati 

Mia Davis, Temple 

Krystal Freeman, Tulane 

Dorian Branch, Houston 

Enna Pehadzic, USF 

 

Men’s Standings (order of team previews) 

1.     Houston 

2.     Memphis 

3.     Cincinnati 

4.     UConn 

5.     Wichita State 

6.     USF 

7.     Temple 

8.     UCF 

9.     Tulsa 

10.  SMU 

11.  ECU 

12.  Tulane 

 Women’s Standings

1.     UConn 

2.     USF 

3.     Cincinnati 

4.     UCF 

5.     Temple 

6.     Memphis 

7.     Houston 

8.     Wichita State 

9.     Tulane 

10.  Tulsa 

11.  SMU 

12.  ECU 

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