Major-conference first teams, players, coaches of the year awards

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For the sake of having all the awards in one place, and in coordination with unveiling its national awards on Tuesday, let's look at the nine major conference in college basketball and see who earned league prestige.

The info below are league awards as voted on by each conference's coaches. Each league has different criteria for its first team. Kudos to those still sticking by what makes the most sense: five players on a first team.

We've also included freshman, coach and defensive players of the year. In case you missed any of the announcements a couple weeks back, here's who was voted on as best in ther respective conferences.


First Team

Player of the Year: Shabazz Napier , Sr., Connecticut Huskies
Sean Kilpatrick , Sr., Cincinnati Bearcats
Russ Smith , Sr., Louisville Cardinals
Nic Moore , So., SMU
Montrezl Harrell , So., Louisville

Freshman of the Year: Austin Nichols , Memphis Tigers

Defensive Player of the Year: Justin Jackson , Cincinnati

Coach of the Year: Mick Cronin, Cincinnati

Atlantic 10

First Team

Player of the Year: Jordair Jett , Sr., Saint Louis Billikens
Chaz Williams , Sr., Massachusetts Minutemen
Langston Galloway , Sr., Saint Joseph's Hawks
Dwayne Evans , Sr., Saint Louis
Treveon Graham , Jr., VCU

Freshmen of the Year: E.C. Matthews , Rhode Island Rams

Defensive Player of the Year: Briante Weber , VCU

Coach of the Year: Jim Crews, Saint Louis


First Team

Player of the Year: T.J. Warren , So., N.C. State
Jabari Parker , Fr.. Duke Blue Devils
Marcus Paige , So., North Carolina Tar Heels
C.J. Fair , Sr., Syracuse Orange
K.J. McDaniels , Jr., Clemson Tigers

Freshman of the Year: Jabari Parker, Duke

Defensive Player of the Year: K.J. McDaniels, Clemson

Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett, Virginia Cavaliers

Big 12

First Team

Player of the Year: Melvin Ejim , Sr., Iowa Hawkeyes State
DeAndre Kane , Sr., Iowa State Cyclones
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Juwan Staten , Jr., West Virginia Mountaineers
Andrew Wiggins , Fr., Kansas Jayhawks

Freshman of the Year: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

Defensive Player of the Year: Joel Embiid , Kansas

Coach of the Year: Rick Barnes

Big East

First Team

Player of the Year: Doug McDermott , Sr., Creighton Bluejays
Bryce Cotton , Sr., Providence Friars
Markel Starks , Sr., Georgetown Hoyas
James Bell , Sr., Villanova Wildcats
Semaj Christon , So., Xavier Musketeers
De'Angelo Harrison, Jr., St. John's Red Storm

Freshman of the Year: Billy Garrett Jr. , Jr., DePaul Blue Demons

Defensive Player of the Year: Fuquan Edwin , Seton Hall Pirates

Coach of the Year: Jay Wright, Villanova

Big Ten

First Team

Player of the Year: Nik Stauskas , So. Michigan Wolverines
Gary Harris , So., Michigan State Spartans
Roy Devyn Marble , Sr., Iowa
Frank Kaminsky , Jr., Wisconsin Badgers
Terran Petteway , So., Nebraska Cornhuskers

Freshman of the Year: Noah Vonleh , Indiana Hoosiers

Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Craft , Ohio State

Coach of the Year: Tim Miles, Nebraska

Mountain West

First Team

Player of the Year: Xavier Thames , San Diego Toreros State
Cameron Bairstow , Sr., New Mexico Lobos
Deonte Burton , Sr., Nevada Wolf Pack
Larry Nance Jr. , Jr., Wyoming Cowboys
Kendall Williams , Sr. New Mexico

Freshman of the Year: Paul Watson , Fresno State Bulldogs

Defensive Player of the Year: Khem Birch , UNLV Rebels

Coach of the Year: Steve Fisher, San Diego State Aztecs


First Team

Player of the Year: Nick Johnson , Jr., Arizona Wildcats
Jordan Adams , So., UCLA Bruins
Kyle Anderson , So., UCLA
Jahii Carson , So., Arizona State Sun Devils
Justin Cobbs , Sr., California Golden Bears
Aaron Gordon , Fr., Arizona
Dwight Powell , Stanford Cardinal
Chasson Randle , Stanford
Josh Scott , Colorado Buffaloes
Delon Wright , Utah Utes

Freshman of the Year: Aaron Gordon, Kansas

Defensive Player of the Year: Jordan Bachynski , Arizona State

Coach of the Year: Sean Miller, Arizona


First Team

Player of the Year: Scottie Wilbekin , Sr., Florida Gators
Trevor Releford , Sr., Alabama Crimson Tide
Casey Prather , Sr., Florida
Julius Randle , Fr., Kentucky Wildcats
Johnny O’Bryant III, Jr., LSU Tigers
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Jordan McRae , Sr., Tennessee Volunteers
Jarnell Stokes , Jr., Tennessee

Freshman of the Year: Julius Randle, Kentucky

Defensive Player of the Year: Patric Young, Florida

Coach of the Year: Billy Donovan , Florida

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Norlander is a national award-winning writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his seventh season covering college basketball for CBS, and also covers the NBA Draft, the Olympics and... Full Bio

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