Heat Check CBB college basketball awards 2022: Player of the Year, All-Americans, Coach of the Year, more

Heat Check CBB has released its individual awards for the 2021-22 college basketball regular season.

Heat Check CBB is proud to unveil its 2021-22 college basketball awards.

With the regular season coming to a close, all eyes turn to the madness of March as conference tournaments are in full swing with an NCAA Tournament bracket arriving on Sunday.

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Before then, though, let’s recognize the stars of the 2021-22 college basketball regular season.

The awards were voted on by each of our staff writers, including Eli Boettger, Brian Rauf, Lukas Harkins, Andy Dieckhoff, Connor Hope and Riley Davis.

We are excited to announce that, for the first time, our three All-American teams are part of the official Sporting News All-America ballot, which is formally recognized by the NCAA.

National Player of the Year:
Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky

Credit: Kentucky Athletics

All-American First Team

PlayerTeamStats
Oscar TshiebweKentucky17.3 ppg, 15.3 rpg
Johnny DavisWisconsin20.0 ppg, 8.1 rpg
Ochai AgbajiKansas19.8 ppg, .411 3P%
Kofi CockburnIllinois21.0 ppg, 10.6 rpg
Keegan MurrayIowa23.3 ppg, 8.6 rpg

All-American Second Team

PlayerTeamStats
Bennedict MathurinArizona17.3 ppg, .379 3P%
Chet HolmgrenGonzaga14.4 ppg, 3.6 bpg
Jaden IveyPurdue17.2 ppg, .370 3P%
Jabari SmithAuburn17.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg
Drew TimmeGonzaga17.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg

All-American Third Team

PlayerTeamStats
Paolo BancheroDuke17.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg
Collin GillespieVillanova16.3 ppg, 3.1 apg
EJ LiddellOhio State19.4 ppg, 7.9 rpg
JD NotaeArkansas18.9 ppg, 3.6 apg
David RoddyColorado State19.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg

Received votes: Walker Kessler, Auburn; Alondes Williams, Wake Forest; Armando Bacot, North Carolina

Freshman of the Year:
Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga

Credit: Gonzaga Athletics

All-Freshman Team

PlayerTeamStats
Chet HolmgrenGonzaga14.4 ppg, 3.6 bpg
Jabari SmithAuburn17.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg
Paolo BancheroDuke17.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg
TyTy WashingtonKentucky12.2 ppg, 4.1 apg
Malaki BranhamOhio State13.2 ppg, .436 3P%

Received votes: Kennedy Chandler, Tennessee; Jeremy Sochan, Baylor; Tyson Degenhart, Boise State

Transfer of the Year:
Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky

Credit: Kentucky Athletics

All-Transfer Team

PlayerTeamStats
Oscar TshiebweKentucky17.3 ppg, 15.3 rpg
Walker KesslerAuburn11.5 ppg, 4.5 bpg
Alondes WilliamsWake Forest19.3 ppg, 5.3 apg
Bryson WilliamsTexas Tech14.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg
Izaiah BrockingtonIowa State17.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg

Received votes: Matt Bradley, San Diego State; Foster Loyer, Davidson; Tari Eason, LSU; Teddy Allen, New Mexico State

Defensive Player of the Year:
Walker Kessler, Auburn

Credit: Matthew Shannon/Auburn Athletics

All-Defensive Team

PlayerTeamStats
Walker KesslerAuburn4.5 bpg, 1.1 spg
Chet HolmgrenGonzaga9.7 rpg, 3.6 bpg
Christian KolokoArizona7.0 rpg, 2.8 bpg
Mark WilliamsDuke7.1 rpg, 2.8 bpg
Ace BaldwinVCU3.5 rpg, 2.9 spg

Received votes: Johni Broome, Morehead State; Ace Baldwin, VCU; Zakai Zeigler, Tennessee; Nathan Mensah, San Diego State

Coach of the Year:
Tommy Lloyd, Arizona

Credit: Arizona Athletics

Received votes: Mark Adams, Texas Tech; Ed Cooley, Providence; Jeff Linder, Wyoming; Bruce Pearl, Auburn; Matt McMahon, Murray State; Grant McCasland, North Texas; Randy Bennett, Saint Mary’s



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