WRAL and related platforms to honor players of the year
Posted November 18, 2013
Updated November 24, 2013
For the first time ever, the Capitol Broadcasting Company’s team of sports reporters from TV, radio and the Web will combine to award a Player of the Year in college football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball.
There will be a 17-person committee consisting of six radio representatives from 620 The Buzz and 99.9 The Fan ESPN Radio, five from WRAL-TV, three from WRALSportsFan.com and two regular WRAL contributors.
We’ll consider any player across the state of North Carolina who competes at the Division- I level.
The committee will select five finalists in each of the three sports based on a pool of nominees suggested by the panelists.
The winner will then be determined by a scaled vote (similar to the Heisman) with 1st places votes worth 5 points and 5th place votes worth 1 point.
The good news for you – the fan – is that you will also be involved. A fan vote will be weighted equal to one member of our committee.
Voting begins next Monday, Nov. 25.
The final votes will then be counted based on 17 voters (max points 85) and an honoree named the Monday following the last regular season contest.
For this year’s football season, our panelists have identified, in no particular order, the following semifinalists:
Jamison Crowder Duke
Jeremy Cash Duke
Ross Cockrell Duke
Kelby Brown Duke
Brandon Connette Duke
Shane Carden ECU
Justin Hardy ECU
Chrishon Rose ECU
Tarik Cohen NC A&T
Tazmon Foster NC Central
Adrian Wilkins NC Central
Niklas Sade NC State
Eric Ebron UNC
Kareem Martin UNC
James Hurst UNC
Marquise Williams UNC
Michael Campanaro Wake Forest
Nikita Whitlock Wake Forest