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Emegano Named to Lou Henson Award Watch List

Emegano Named to Lou Henson Award Watch List

BOSTON, Mass. – The 2015 Lou Henson award preseason Watch List was announced on Monday, including Oral Roberts senior Obi Emegano.  The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the Mid-Major player in division I college basketball.

Emegano was the preseason pick for Player of the Year in The Summit League after averaging 19.4 points per game in league play last year. He led the league and was fifth in the nation in free throws made (205) last season. He was an NABC Second Team All-District and a First Team All-Summit League selection in 2014-15, also earning a spot on the Summit League's All-Tournament team. Twice he was named the Summit League Player of the Week, including the last week of the regular season after dropping a career best 34 points against North Dakota State while grabbing a career high eight rebounds in the same game.

The award is named in honor of 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.

 

2015-16 LOU HENSON PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM

 
 
 
 

DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell

6-5

Sr.

Illinois State

Paris Bass

6-8

So.

Detroit

Craig Bradshaw

6-3

Sr.

Belmont

Martin Breunig

6-8

Sr.

Montana

John Brown

6-8

Sr.

High Point

Jared Brownridge

6-3

Jr.

Santa Clara

Stephen Croone

6-0

Sr.

Furman

Stacy Davis

6-6

Sr.

Pepperdine

Obi Emegano

6-3

Jr.

Oral Roberts

Chris Fowler

6-1

Sr.

Central Michigan

Juan'ya Green

6-2

Sr.

Hofstra

Jimmy Hall

6-8

Jr.

Kent State

Peter Hooley

6-4

Sr.

Albany

Casey Jones

6-5

Sr.

Chattanooga

Tim Kempton

6-10

Jr.

Lehigh

Raven Lee

6-3

Jr.

Eastern Michigan

Maodo Lo

6-3

Sr.

Columbia

Shawn Long

6-9

Sr.

UL-Lafayette

Egidijus Mockevicius

6-10

Sr.

Evansville

Dallas Moore

6-1

Jr.

North Florida

Mamadou Ndiaye

7-6

Jr.

UC Irvine

Alec Peters

6-9

Jr.

Valparaiso

Justin Sears

6-8

Sr.

Yale

Jeff Short

6-4

Sr,

Norfolk State

Thomas Walkup

6-4

Sr.

Stephen. F. Austin

Jameel Warney

6-8

Sr.

Stony Brook

Jalan West

5-11

Sr.

Northwestern State

Josh Williams

6-5

Jr.

Lipscomb

Zeek Woodley

6-2

Jr.

Northwestern State

Kris Yanku

6-4

Jr.

Northern Arizona

 

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