NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball senior Austin Luke (Rowlett, Texas) has been named to the Lou Henson Award Watch List, CollegeInsider.com announced Wednesday.
The Rowlett, Texas native is the nation's leading returning assist man, averaging 7.1 assists per game last season.
Luke was a 2017 First Team All-OVC selection and a 2018 Preseason All-OVC honoree.
He is on pace to become Belmont's NCAA Division I era career leader in assists.
The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I mid-major player.
2017 graduate Evan Bradds was a finalist for the Henson Award last season.
The 2017-18 Lou Henson National Player of the Year Award will be announced March 21, 2018 at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Event in San Antonio, site of the 2018 Final Four.
Belmont opens the season Nov. 10 at Washington.