By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Wednesday that Northwest Missouri State's Trevor Hudgins has been selected as the 2021 NABC Division II Player of the Year.
Hudgins is leading the Bearcats into the NCAA Division II Elite Eight championship in Evansville, Ind., with a 25-2 record.
Hudgins has started every game in three seasons at Northwest, and the Bearcats have a 94-3 record in that time.
Hudgins has been racking up postseason accolades. He was named the 2021 Division II Conference Commissioners Association Men’s Basketball Ron Lenz National Player of the Year, and picked up his second straight MIAA Player of the Year honor.
A Manhattan, KS native, Hudgins has been averaging 20.1 points per game, with 127 assists and 36 steals while shooting 54.5% from the field, including 52.5 percent from three-point range and 89 percent of his free throws.
The Bearcats face West Liberty in the Elite Eight on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. Read a preview here.