LSU guard Skylar Mays is the CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year. Mays boasted a 3.93 GPA and was named to the All-SEC Second Team last season. Mays is also a top-10 finalist for the Jerry West Award as one of the nation's top shooting guards.

Pelicans forward Zion Williamson continues to take the NBA by storm, currently averaging 23.6 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game. Williamson is one of the leading candidates for NBA Rookie of the Year.