Northern Kentucky men’s basketball standout Drew McDonald was named to the Lou Henson Award Mid-Season Watch List. The junior forward was also on the award’s preseason watch list.
The award, which will be announced at the Awards Event in San Antonio on March 31, 2018, is given annually to the top mid-major basketball player in NCAA Division I.
Lou Henson coached for 41 years and accumulated 779 Division I wins, which ranked sixth all-time when he left the game in 2005. Henson is also one of only 12 coaches to take two schools to the Final Four.
McDonald is averaging 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. The native of Cold Springs, Kentucky (Newport Central Catholic), has taken his game to another level over the last seven contests, recording five double-doubles in that span while averaging 18.3 points and 10.7 boards.
Earlier this season, McDonald was selected as the 2017-18 Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year.
2017-18 Lou Henson Mid-Season Watch List 
Josh Braun                  6-4       Sr.        Grand Canyon
Keith Braxton              6-4       So.       Saint Francis
Tookie Brown              5-11     Jr.        Georgia Southern
Devin Cannady 6-1       Jr.        Princeton
Joe Chealey                 6-4       Sr.        Charleston
Chris Clemons             5-9       Jr.        Campbell
Mike Daum                 6-9       Jr.        South Dakota State
Tre-Shaun Fletcher     6-7       Sr.        Toledo
Blake Francis              6-0       So.       Wagner
Tyler Hall                     6-5       Jr.        Montana State
Jerrick Harding            6-1       So.       Weber State
Max Heidegger           6-2       So.       UC Santa Barbara
Kevin Hervey               6-9       Sr.        UT Arlington
Jordan Howard            5-11     Sr.        Central Arkansas
Alize Johnson              6-9       Sr.        Missouri State
John Konchar               6-5       Jr.        Fort Wayne
Nathan Knight             6-10     So.       William & Mary
Jock Landale                6-11     Sr.        Saint Mary’s
Zach Lofton                 6-4       Sr.        New Mexico State
Fletcher Magee          6-4       Jr.        Wofford
Zane Martin                6-4       So.       Towson
CJ Massinburg             6-3       Jr.        Buffalo
Garrison Mathews      6-5       Jr.        Lipscomb
Drew McDonald          6-7       Jr.        Northern Kentucky
Matt Mooney              6-3       Jr.        South Dakota
Chima Moneke            6-6       Sr.        UC Davis
Matt Morgan              6-2       Jr.        Cornell
Emmett Naar              6-1       Sr.        Saint Mary’s
Kendrick Nunn             6-3       Sr.        Oakland
Femi Olujobi               6-8       Jr.        North Carolina A&T
Miye Oni                     6-7       So        Yale
Junior Robinson          5-5       Sr.        Mount St. Mary’s
Victor Sanders             6-5       Sr.        Idaho
Frederick Scott            6-8       Fr.        Rider
Devin Sibley                6-2       Sr.        Furman
D’Marcus Simonds      6-3       So.       Georgia State
Zach Thomas              6-7       Sr.        Bucknell
James Thompson IV   6-10     Jr.        Eastern Michigan
Reed Timmer              6-1       Sr.        Drake
Bryce Washington      6-6       Sr.        Louisiana
Bryan McEldowney
Assistant Athletic Director
Communications and Media Services
Northern Kentucky University


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