Hofstra Head Men’s Basketball Joe Mihalich was named the United States Basketball Writers Association District II Coach of the Year and senior Justin Wright-Foreman earned USBWA District II Player of the Year honors, it was announced today by the organization.
It marks the first time Hofstra has received either award since joining the Colonial Athletic Association in 2001-02. In addition, Wright-Foreman is the first all-district selection from Hofstra since Charles Jenkins in 2010-11.
District II in the USBWA includes all schools located in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Mihalich has guided Hofstra to a school-record 27 wins this season and the Pride will play for the Colonial Athletic Association title tonight. During this magical season, Mihalich led the Pride to the first-ever regular season CAA crown in program history and Hofstra had a spectacular 16-game win streak along the way. He was named the CAA Coach of the Year for his efforts last week, becoming the first Hofstra coach to earn that honor since the Pride joined the CAA in 2001-02.
Wright-Foreman, who was named the CAA Player of the Year for the second consecutive season last week, is averaging 27.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game in leading the Pride on this incredible season. He was also named to the All-CAA First Team and won a mind-boggling 14 different weekly awards during the regular season. Wright-Foreman ranks second nationally in scoring and has scored in double figures in 86 consecutive games, which is the seventh-longest streak in the history of NCAA Division I.
Hofstra will face Northeastern in the CAA Championship at 7 p.m. tonight. That game will air nationally on the CBS Sports Network.
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