MBB: Hervey named to Olson Award Watch List

Nov. 6, 2017

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BOSTON, Mass. -- UT Arlington senior forward Kevin Hervey, the reigning Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, has been named to the preseason watch list for the Lute Olson Award.

A native of Arlington, Hervey joins a list of the top players in college basketball that are on the radar of award voters as one of the nation's top Division I players who have at least two seasons of experience. The winner will be announced on Monday, March 31 at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Event in San Antonio, Texas, the site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.

Last week, Hervey was named the preseason Sun Belt Player of the Year by a vote of the league's coaches for the second straight season. He enters his senior season as one of the most accomplished players in UTA program history and is on pace to liberally place his name throughout the Mavericks record book.

Last season, he averaged 17.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game and earned honorable mention All-America honors by the Associated Press. He was also named to all-district teams by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the United States Basketball Writers of America. Hervey was also named to the Lou Henson All-America Team.

The Lute Olson Award is named after the longtime head college basketball coach who won 780 games in 34 seasons as a head coach - 24 of which were spent at the University of Arizona. During that time, he led the Wildcats to 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, 23 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, four trips to the NCAA Final Four and a national title in 1997.

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