Updated Mon, Mar 25, 2013 2:46 pm
Ohio senior point guard D.J. Cooper has been named to the 2013 Lou Henson All-American Team.
The team is a single squad consisting of 25 players rather than multiple teams designated by rank.
The award is given annually to the top Mid-Major Player in Division I college basketball in honor of Lou Henson, the most winningest coach for both New Mexico State and Illinois.
Henson retired after coaching 41 years and was sixth all-time in career Division I wins acquiring 779. He is one of 12 coaches in history to take two schools to the Final Four.
Cooper’s college career ended with a loss to Denver at the NIT tournament. He made history by becoming the first NCAA player in history to attain 2,000 points, 900 assists, 500 rebounds and 300 steals in his career. He also became Ohio’s all-time leader in 3-pointers and steals and finished 12th in Division I history with 934 assists.
The 2013 Award will be presented at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in Atlanta.