Dick Vitale, College Basketball analyst 717d

Dick Vitale's end of the year awards

Men's College Basketball, UCLA Bruins, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NC State Wolfpack, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, SMU Mustangs, Memphis Tigers, Richmond Spiders, Massachusetts Minutemen, Dayton Flyers, Villanova Wildcats, Creighton Bluejays, Purdue Boilermakers, Michigan State Spartans, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Kansas Jayhawks, Illinois State Redbirds, Wichita State Shockers, Arizona Wildcats, Kentucky Wildcats, Florida Gators, BYU Cougars, Gonzaga Bulldogs

It's time to give out my awards for Player of the Year, Diaper Dandy of the Year and Coach of the Year in the major conferences.

I am sure there will be debates over some of these selections. That is the beauty of sports. People have different opinions.

Here we go with the best of the best:


Player of the Year: Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame

Diaper Dandy of the Year: Dennis Smith, NC State

Coach of the Year: Josh Pastner, Georgia Tech


Player of the Year: Semi Ojeleye, SMU

Diaper Dandy of the Year: K.J. Lawson, Memphis

Coach of the Year: Tim Jankovich, SMU

Atlantic 10

Player of the Year: T.J. Cline, Richmond

Diaper Dandy of the Year: Dejon Jarreau, Massachusetts

Coach of the Year: Archie Miller, Dayton

Big East

Player of the Year: Josh Hart, Villanova

Diaper Dandy of the Year: Justin Patton, Creighton

Coach of the Year: Jay Wright, Villanova

Big Ten

Player of the Year: Caleb Swanigan, Purdue

Diaper Dandy of the Year: Miles Bridges, Michigan State

Coach of the Year: Richard Pitino, Minnesota

Big 12

Player of the Year: Frank Mason III, Kansas

Diaper Dandy of the Year: Josh Jackson, Kansas

Coach of the Year: Bill Self, Kansas

Missouri Valley

Player of the Year: Paris Lee, Illinois State

Diaper Dandy of the Year: Landry Shamet, Wichita State

Coach of the Year: Dan Muller, Illinois State


Player of the Year: Lonzo Ball, UCLA

Diaper Dandy of the Year: Ball

Coach of the Year: Sean Miller, Arizona


Player of the Year: Malik Monk, Kentucky

Diaper Dandy of the Year: Monk

Coach of the Year: Mike White, Florida

West Coast

Player of the Year: Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga

Diaper Dandy of the Year: TJ Haws, BYU

Coach of the Year: Mark Few, Gonzaga

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