The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the Division I Mid-Major Player of the Year. The award is named in honor of 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 finalists for the 2015 Lou Jenson Award will be announced in March. The 2015 recipient will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet on April 3rd in Indianapolis, Ind., site of the 2015 men’s NCAA Basketball Championship.
Greene has turned in another outstanding season in a Spartan uniform in leading Upstate to a 13-6 overall record and a No. 18 ranking in the College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 poll. Along the way, Upstate knocked off Georgia Tech and Mississippi State to mark its second straight season with wins over the ACC and SEC.
Greene has registered seven games of at least 20 points and leads the Atlantic Sun with 17.4 points per game. Additionally, Greene has led the team in scoring 12 times this season and in five of the last six games.
The Knoxville, Tenn., native is also sixth in the league in three-point field goals made (2.2) and 10th in 3-point field goal percentage (.388). Greene also ranks 14th in the conference with 2.5 assists per game.
Defensively, Greene leads the A-Sun and stands seventh in the NCAA with 2.7 steals per game, helping Upstate rank fifth in the nation with 9.9 steals per game.
Greene was a unanimous selection to the A-Sun Preseason All-Conference Team and has been named A-Sun Player of the Week twice thus far this season.