With the college basketball regular season over and Championship Week upon us, it's also awards season. Earlier this week, all the major conferences handed out hardware, and FS1 college basketball insider Evan Daniels also polled 136 college coaches and NBA execs to get their take on this year's major awards.
Now it's FOX Sports' turn.
Here are our National Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year, and first- and second-team All-Americans, as selected by Daniels and FOX college hoops writer Aaron Torres.
National Player of the Year: Frank Mason, G, Kansas
Mason opened the season with a dominant 30-point, seven-rebound, nine-assist performance against Indiana, and he hasn't slowed down since. The senior is averaging 20.5 points, 5.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game while leading Kansas to a 28-3 record.
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Freshman of the Year: Lonzo Ball, G, UCLA
Ball has been the most dynamic player on arguably college basketball's most dynamic team this season. The freshman from Chino Hills, Calif., is averaging just under 15 points and leads the nation with 7.8 assists per game.
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Coach of the Year: Sean Miller, Arizona
Since the spring, Miller has lost a top recruit (Terrance Ferguson) to an overseas contract, a projected starter (Ray Smith) to a career-ending knee injury, and his best player (Allonzo Trier) to a 19-game suspension. He also started three freshmen to begin the year, and it has barely affected Arizona. The Wildcats enter the Pac-12 Tournament at 27-4 overall and still have an outside chance at a No. 1 seed come Selection Sunday.
First team All-American: Frank Mason, G, Kansas
In addition to starting the season hot, Mason closed it hot. In the final regular-season game of his career, he put up 27 points, eight rebounds and nine assists as the Jayhawks beat Oklahoma State on Saturday. Kansas opens Big 12 Tournament play today at 2:30 p.m. ET.
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First team All-American: Luke Kennard, G, Duke
While the preseason hype at Duke surrounded a star-studded freshman class and the Grayson Allen, it's Kennard who has been the Blue Devils' best player. He's averaging a team-high 20.1 points per game and shooting a staggering 44 percent beyond the arc.
First team All-American: Lonzo Ball, G, UCLA
Not only is Ball putting up stats at UCLA (as referenced above), he also has helped change the culture around the team. With Ball (and fellow freshman TJ Leaf), the Bruins are 28-3 after finishing just 15-17 a season ago.
Last season, Hart was the leading scorer on the Wildcats' national championship team. This season, he's continued to evolve into one of the sport's most complete players.
The senior from Maryland is averaging team highs in points (18.7 per game) and rebounds (6.5), while also tallying over three assists and shooting over 50 percent from the field and 40 percent behind the 3-point arc. Wow!
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First team All-American: Caleb Swanigan, F/C, Purdue
Swanigan has been one of the true breakout stars of the season, morphing from a good college player as a freshman to one of the best in the nation this year. The Big Ten Player of the Year is averaging 18.7 and 12.6 boards per contest (second in the country), recording 25 double-doubles in the Boilermakers' 31 games.
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Second team All-American: Nigel Williams-Goss, G, Gonzaga
After Williams-Goss left Washington in the spring of 2015, he shocked many by deciding to sit out a year as a transfer rather than go pro. It has paid dividends as the redshirt junior has become the backbone of the 32-1 Zags, averaging nearly 17 points, six rebounds and five assists this season. He has also become an outspoken leader for one of the nation's best teams.
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Second team All-American: Malik Monk, G, Kentucky
Monk might not be the best player in the country but he's undoubtedly been one of the most electric, with a handful of unforgettable performances for the 'Cats (most notably a 47-point effort against North Carolina in December). As things stand, Monk is on pace to become the highest-scoring freshman that John Calipari has ever coached (21.2 ppg), and that is certainly saying something.
Second team All-American: Dillon Brooks, G/F, Oregon
Brooks missed the first three games of the season with a foot injury, but bounced back to earn Pac-12 Player of the Year honors. He is averaging 16 points per game, and his highlight reel includes several memorable game-winning shots.
Second team All-American: Justin Jackson, F, North Carolina
Like a handful of upperclassmen on this list, Jackson has gone from good to great this season as he has led the Tar Heels to the top of the ACC standings. He is averaging 18.3 points per game, and his 3-point shooting percentage has jumped from 29 percent last season to just under 39 percent this season.
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Second team All-American: Josh Jackson, F, Kansas
While Mason is Kansas' best player, Jackson is arguably its most important. The freshman has become a do-it-all forward at a time when the Jayhawks needed him (after fellow freshman forward Udoka Azibuke went down with a wrist injury). Jackson is averaging 16.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and over a steal and block a game heading into the Big 12 Tournament (where he will be suspended for the Jayhawks' opener).