The Naismith Women’s College Basketball Player of the Year will be announced on April 1 and the Naismith Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year follows on April 2. The Coach of the Year honors for men and women will also be announced on those dates. Importantly, fan votes still count. Fans can vote online once a day up until the deadline on March 31. Fan votes will be factored in as 5% of the total process in determining the four Naismith Award winners — players and coaches.
[Here’s the LINK to cast your Naismith College Basketball Players of the Year votes]
Player candidates on the men’s side are Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan, Kansas’ Frank Mason III, UCLA’s Lonzo Ball and Villanova’s Josh Hart. On the women’s side the players are Washington’s Kelsey Plum, UConn’s Napheesa Collier, UConn’s Katie Lou Samuelson and South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson.