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Kong-Kool-Aid
03-14-2019, 09:49 AM
https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/2019-03-14/finalists-college-basketball-naismith-mens-defensive-player-year


Congratulations Brandon!

The four finalists were announced today by the Atlanta Tipoff Club for the 2019 Naismith Men’s Defensive Player of the Year presented by Bona. The finalists include Brandon Clarke (Gonzaga), De’Andre Hunter (Virginia), Matisse Thybulle (Washington) and Zion Williamson (Duke).

“These players have shown true defensive talent and tenacity throughout the season, and each of them is worthy of this award,” said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club. “As the tournament tips off, we will see that on-court toughness put to the test.”

The 2019 Naismith Men’s Defensive Player of the Year presented by Bona will be honored at the Naismith Awards Brunch presented by Mortenson on April 7, 2019, during the Final Four in Minneapolis.

“Each of these talented athletes are known for defending the hardwood,” said Tiffany Baird, brand manager, Bona US. “We are looking forward to watching their seasons continue and are proud that Bona helps colleges defend and finish the courts athletes call home.”

bartruff1
03-14-2019, 10:32 AM
Congratulations to Brandon for his outstanding play....thank you for picking Gonzaga... you have been a joy to watch …..on both ends of the court...…. and a unquestioned team first player...

Zags11
03-14-2019, 10:47 AM
Awesome!!

Zaglaw
03-14-2019, 12:11 PM
:clap::clap::clap::clap::000tens:

webspinnre
03-14-2019, 12:11 PM
Fantastic. Hopefully he's already on the court there in Minneapolis to receive it.

Hoopaholic
03-14-2019, 12:11 PM
Well deserved

seacatfan
03-14-2019, 02:46 PM
2 of the 4 play college hoops in Washington. That's pretty impressive.

NotoriousZ
03-14-2019, 04:46 PM
Fantastic. Hopefully he's already on the court there in Minneapolis to receive it.

:agreed:

Well deserved, Mr. Clarke!

zagbeliever
03-14-2019, 05:01 PM
He really deserves this award. Man, is he good!!!

jazzdelmar
03-14-2019, 06:20 PM
Not a chance in the world. The award group and the sponsor feast on p.r. And Zion would bring coverage across the country.

CDC84
03-14-2019, 06:22 PM
I can see all the analysts going to the stats and metrics and seeing how Duke performed defensively without Zion and with Zion. That'll be their pro-Zion argument.

jazzdelmar
03-14-2019, 06:27 PM
I can see all the analysts going to the stats and metrics and seeing how Duke performed defensively without Zion and with Zion. That'll be their pro-Zion argument.

They don’t have to even pretend. Believe it, his name is already on the thing.

bartruff1
03-14-2019, 06:35 PM
Carter from West Virginia won the award last year...the first....not exactly a headliner ….

I think Matisse will win it but they are all worthy..

It appears some consideration is given to the players career …..and Clarke won the defensive player of the year award in a different league...so he has that going for him....

Reborn
03-14-2019, 10:22 PM
Congratulations to Brandon.

Go Zags!!!

RenoZag
03-14-2019, 10:59 PM
DPOY / POY will go to Williamson. . .first to win both honors ? Deserving of both ? Doesn't matter. . .Williamson has more hype than Santa Claus

Congrats to Brandon Clarke for an outstanding season.

MDABE80
03-14-2019, 11:02 PM
They don’t have to even pretend. Believe it, his name is already on the thing.

He's been all everything even before he set foot on a D1 court. ALL History team most likely. He'll win everything. He must! It's the story the media/NCAA/DUKE wants. He is pretty fine though! lol
Brandon's done his job here. Glad he's being noticed.

bartruff1
04-10-2019, 02:57 PM
Matisse Thybulle UW guard wins it...

CDC84
04-10-2019, 03:27 PM
Glad to see that. The last dang thing we needed was Zion winning ANOTHER award

Reborn
04-10-2019, 05:15 PM
Congrats to Matisse Thybulle.