According to a press release sent out on Jan. 22, former Arizona Wildcats' legend Steve Kerr will team up with the College Basketball Coaches Association and Allstate to present the new National College Basketball Awards.
"The Good Works Teams" will include two teams of 10 players in each men's and women's basketball, with five coming from Division I ball and the other five coming from Divisions II, III and the NAIA. The award winners will be announced on Feb. 26.
Steve Kerr, a former Arizona Wildcats star, headlines the men's voting panel while Tennessee alumni Tamika Catchings will lead the women's panel.
Kerr went on to play in the NBA from 1988-2003, winning five NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs. After his retirement, he served as President and General Manager for the Phoenix Suns from 2007-2010. Catchings enjoyed a great pro career after leaving Tennessee, winning three Gold Medals, seven WNBA All-Star awards and was the WNBA Finals MVP in 2012.
The National College Basketball Awards will look to reward the stars of tomorrow, both on and off the basketball court. The awards recognize men’s and women’s college basketball players who stand out for their charitable achievements and community involvement.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the many compelling stories of student-athletes who embody the spirit of giving back," said National Association of Basketball Coaches executive director Jim Haney.