2009–10 Horizon League men's basketball season

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2009–10 Horizon League men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration December 3, 2009
through February 27, 2010
Number of teams 10
TV partner(s) Fox Sports Midwest, ESPN, CBS Sports, Horizon League Network
Regular Season
Champions Butler Bulldogs
Coach of the Year Brad Stevens, Butler
Runners-up Wright State Raiders
Season MVP Gordon Hayward, Butler
Top scorer Rahmon Fletcher, Green Bay
Tournament
Champions Butler
  Runners-up Wright State
Tournament MVP Matt Howard, Butler
Basketball seasons
← 08–09
10–11 →
2009–10 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#11 Butler 18 0   1.000     33 5   .868
Wright State 12 6   .667     20 12   .625
Green Bay 11 7   .611     22 12   .647
Milwaukee 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Cleveland State 10 8   .556     16 17   .485
Valparaiso 10 8   .556     15 17   .469
Detroit 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Loyola (IL) 5 13   .278     14 16   .467
UIC 3 15   .167     8 22   .267
Youngstown State 2 16   .111     8 22   .267
2010 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Horizon League men's basketball season marked the 30th season of Horizon League basketball.

Preseason[edit]

In the preseason, Butler was the conference favorite - returning all players from their regular season HL championship team. Butler received all but three first-place votes in the preseason poll of HL coaches, media, and sports information directors. Wright State received the one first place vote, capturing second in the preseason poll, and defending HL Tournament champion Cleveland State claimed two first place votes, finishing third.[1] The preseason player of the year was 2009 HL MVP Matt Howard of Butler.[2] Also in the preseason, one HL player was named to both the John R. Wooden Award preseason candidate list and the Naismith Award preseason candidate list: Gordon Hayward of Butler.[3][4]

HL Preseason Poll[edit]

Rank Team Votes
1 Butler (43) 455
2 Wright State (1) 398
3 Cleveland State (2) 324
4 Milwaukee 314
5 Green Bay 273
6 Detroit 209
7 Youngstown 197
8 Valparaiso 137
9 Illinois-Chicago 126
10 Loyola-Chicago 97

Preseason All-Horizon[edit]

First Team[edit]

Second Team[edit]

  • Rahmon Fletcher, Green Bay
  • Shelvin Mack, Butler
  • Tone Boyle, Milwaukee
  • Troy Cotton, Green Bay
  • James Eayrs, Milwaukee

Preseason Player of the Year

  • Matt Howard, Butler

Conference awards & honors[edit]

Weekly awards[edit]

HL Players of the Week
Throughout the conference season, the HL offices name a player of the week.

Week Player of the week
November 16[5] Todd Brown, Wright State
November 23[6] Eli Holman, Detroit
November 30[7] James Eayrs, Milwaukee
December 7[8] Rahmon Fletcher, Green Bay
December 14[9] Gordon Hayward, Butler
December 21[10] Gordon Hayward, Butler
December 28[11] Sirlester Martin, Youngstown State
January 4[12] Shelvin Mack, Butler
January 11[13] DeAndre Mays, Youngstown State
January 18[14] Rahmon Fletcher, Green Bay
Chase Simon, Detroit
January 25[15] Norris Cole, Cleveland State
February 1[16] Chase Simon, Detroit
February 8[17] Trevon Harmon, Cleveland State
February 15[18] Gordon Hayward, Butler
February 22[19] Rahmon Fletcher, Green Bay
March 1[20] Anthony Hill, Milwaukee

All-Conference Honors[edit]

Honor Recipient(s) School Position Year
Player of the Year[21] Gordon Hayward Butler Guard/Forward Sophomore
Coach of the Year[21] Brad Stevens Butler Head Coach 3rd
Newcomer of the Year[21] Brandon Wood Valparaiso Guard Sophomore
Defensive Player of the Year[21] Ronald Nored Butler Guard Sophomore
Woody Payne Detroit Guard Senior
Sixth Man of the Year[21] Walt Gibler Loyola Forward Sophomore
All Horizon League First Team[21] Gordon Hayward Butler Guard/Forward Sophomore
Rahmon Fletcher Green Bay Guard Junior
Norris Cole Cleveland State Guard Junior
Shelvin Mack Butler Guard Sophomore
Matt Howard Butler Forward Junior
All Horizon League Second Team[21] Vaughn Duggins Wright State Guard Junior
Brandon Wood Valparaiso Guard Sophomore
Ricky Franklin Milwaukee Guard Senior
Chase Simon Detroit Guard Sophomore
Cory Johnson Valparaiso Forward Junior
All-Newcomer Team[21] Brandon Wood Valparaiso Guard Sophomore
Chase Simon Detroit Guard Sophomore
Cory Johnson Valparaiso Forward Junior
Eli Holman Detroit Forward/Center Sophomore
Xavier Keeling Detroit Forward Junior
All Defensive Team[21] Ronald Nored Butler Guard Sophomore
Woody Payne Detroit Guard Senior
Willie Veasley Butler Forward Senior
D'Aundray Brown Cleveland State Guard Junior
Vaughn Duggins Wright State Guard Junior

Tournament honors[edit]

Matt Howard of Butler was named the tournament MVP.[22]

Horizon League All-Tournament Team[23] Player School Position Year
Matt Howard Butler Forward Junior
Shelvin Mack Butler Guard Sophomore
Gordon Hayward Butler Guard/Forward Sophomore
Ronald Nored Butler Guard Junior
N’Gai Evans Wright State Guard Junior

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butler tops Horizon League men's basketball preseason poll, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  2. ^ Horizon League announces preseason All-League basketball teams, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  3. ^ Butler's Gordon Hayward Named To Wooden Award List, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  4. ^ Naismith Trophy 2009-10 Preseason Watch List Dominant With Upperclassmen Naismith Award, retrieved 2010-02-15
  5. ^ Wright State's Brown named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Nov. 16), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  6. ^ Detroit's Eli Holman named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Nov. 23), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  7. ^ Milwaukee's Eayrs named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Nov. 30), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  8. ^ Green Bay's Fletcher named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Dec. 7), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  9. ^ Butler's Hayward named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Dec. 14), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  10. ^ Butler's Hayward repeats as Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Dec. 21), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  11. ^ Youngstown State's Martin named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Dec. 28), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  12. ^ Butler's Shelvin Mack named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Jan. 4), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  13. ^ YSU's DeAndre Mays named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Jan. 11), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-1-16
  14. ^ Green Bay's Fletcher, Detroit's Simon named Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week (Jan. 18), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-22
  15. ^ Cleveland State's Cole named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Jan. 25), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-25
  16. ^ Detroit's Chase Simon named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Feb. 1), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-02-01
  17. ^ CSU's Trevon Harmon named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Feb. 8), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-02-08
  18. ^ Butler's Hayward named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Feb. 15), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-02-15
  19. ^ Green Bay's Fletcher named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Feb. 22), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-02-22
  20. ^ Milwaukee's Hill named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Mar. 1), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-03-01
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i Horizon League announces men's basketball All-League Teams and specialty award winners, retrieved 2010-03-01
  22. ^ Butler defeats Wright State for Horizon League Title
  23. ^ Bulldogs Capture Horizon League Tournament Crown, retrieved 2010-03-10