Illini rake in the Awards
Previously, Illini Wonk has brought you news of the awards that are piling up for this year's Fighting Illini basketball team. First of all, the Illini dominated the Big Ten Conference Awards
. Then, Dee Brown and Luther Head made the first and second team, respectively, of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association
and Bruce Weber was named their coach of the year
Now, Brown has been named player of the year by The Sporting News
and was part of a Fighting Illini sweep as Weber was named TSN coach of the year
As for the Associated Press
, Brown was named second team All-American, While Head and Deron Williams made their third team.
On the All-American list for Basketball Times
, Brown made second team and Head was on the third team, while Weber was their coach of the year. Williams made the all-mideast regional team.
All well-deserved awards for a very accomplished team.