Western Carolina men's basketball senior guard Vonterius Woolbright is named a finalist for the Lute Olson Award and the Lou Henson Award, recognizing the top NCAA Division I and mid-major college basketball players, respectively. Woolbright received multiple honors, including being the 2023-24 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, collecting first-team All-District 21 honors, and making the 2023-24 Associated Press All-America team as an honorable mention.

By the Numbers
  • Woolbright averaged 21.1 points and 12.0 rebounds per game.
  • He achieved a conference single-season record of nine SoCon Player of the Week honors and had 27 double-doubles, including five triple-doubles.
State of Play
  • Woolbright is among 40 national finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy and All-America plaudits from the United States Basketball Writers Association.
  • The 2024 award will be announced in Phoenix, Ariz.
Bottom Line

Vonterius Woolbright's outstanding performance has earned him recognition as a finalist for prestigious national player awards, highlighting his remarkable impact on college basketball during the 2023-24 season.