BOSTON, Mass. -- Saint Mary's senior guard Matthew Dellavedova is listed among 25 finalists being considered for the 2013 Lou Henson Award. The honor is presented annually to the top mid-major player in college basketball.
For the second straight year CollegeInsider.com is working with Point3 Basketball to promote the Lou Henson award "fan vote," which will constitute 33% of the final vote. Last year, Dellavedova was named to the Lou Henson All-America team.
A native of Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, Dellavedova is the school's all-time career leader in assists, 3-point field goals and games played. He served as the starting point guard for the Australian National Team that reached the quarterfinals before bowing out to Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics.
Dellavedova is also a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard and the Senior CLASS Award. Last week, he was named a second-team Capital One Academic All-America® selection.
The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I college basketball. The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.
The 2013 Award will be presented at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in Atlanta, site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.