Hoops Prospects 2022-23 College Awards

Trayce Jackson-Davis
Trayce Jackson-Davis finished the season ranked in the top 20 of the nation for PPG, RPG, BPG, PER, win shares, and plus-minus. (Photo courtesy of Indiana Athletics)

In the latest episode of the Hoops Prospects Podcast (S2-E27), the HPP crew wraps up the college basketball season and hands out their awards for the 2022-23 season.  Drew Barton, Ayad Bunni, Jake Copestick, and myself voted for an All-American Team, a Coach of the Year, and a Player of the Year. The All-Americans were chosen by a weighted point system, with first-team votes being worth more than second-team votes and so on.

Only two players were unanimous first-team selections, Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis and Purdue’s Zach Edey. Those two were also the only players to receive votes for Player of the Year, with the nod going Jackson-Davis, mainly based on leading the Hoosiers to victory in both of their head-to-head match-ups with the Boilermakers. The complete results are below, with the players listed by the number voting points received.

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
Zach Edey, Purdue
Brandon Miller, Alabama
Jaime Jaquez, UCLA
Marcus Sasser, Houston
Jalen Wilson, Kansas
Azuolas Tubelis, Arizona
Jalen Pickett, Penn State
Markquis Nowell, Kansas State
Drew Timme, Gonzaga
Adama Sanogo, UConn
Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky
Keyontae Johnson, Kansas State
Ryan Kalkbrenner, Creighton
Isaiah Wong, Miami (FL)
Tyler Kolek, Marquette
Jordan Miller, Miami (FL)
Taevion Kinsey, Marshall
Brandin Podziemski, Santa Clara
Marcus Carr, Texas
Kris Murray, Iowa
Armando Bacot, UNC
Hunter Dickinson, Michigan
Kendric Davis, Memphis
Jordan Hawkins, UConn
Mike Miles, TCU
Tylor Perry, North Texas
Kobe Brown, Missouri
DaRon Holmes, Dayton
PLAYER of the YEAR:  Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
COACH of the YEAR: Jerome Tang, Kansas State

Other topics discussed in this podcast episode include the latest prospects to declare for the NBA Draft, transfer portal developments, and key coaching changes.  Also, LMU’s star guard Cam Shelton joins the show just before he heads to the Portsmouth Invitational, a major draft combine for college seniors.  Last but not least, the gang talks about the final stretch of the NBA regular season and answers a bunch of mailbag questions. 


1.  College Hoops Notebook (2:05)

  • Final thoughts on the Final Four
  • Is Adama Sanogo a viable NBA prospect?
  • Review of our postseason predictions 
  • The latest on the NBA Draft Early Entries
  • Interesting prospects who have yet to declare
  • Hot Transfer Portal Developments
  • Latest Coaching Moves
  • HP All-American Team
  • HP Player of the Year
  • HP Coach of the Year

2.  Cam Shelton Interview (1:39:36)

3.  Mailbag (2:10:22)

4.  NBA Chat (2:28:10)

  • Who will get the last play-in spot in the West:  OKC, Dallas, or Utah?
  • There is a massive logjam in the West.  Do you think it’s possible any teams will take a late-season dive to avoid Phoenix in the first round?
  • Player updates:  Andrew Wiggins, Paul George, Steven Adams, Naz Reid, Zion Williamson, Julius Randle, Pat Connaughton, and Grayson Allen.  Who won’t be ready for the playoffs and what will be the impact?


  • Richard C. Harris

    Richard has worked as a sports writer/editor/analyst since 1998, and is NBA credentialed. He has contributed to various magazines, radio shows, and a number of other sites, including ESPN.com, SI.com, and USAToday.com. He is the former CEO of FantasyFootballExperts.com and a former member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA). He is currently the Managing Director at Hoops Prospects. Follow on Twitter @HoopsProspects.