LSU Shreveport forward Jeff Garrett has been named the national player of the year. The first ever player of the year for the Pilots. Garrett averaged more than 18 points and 14 rebounds leading the pilots to the sweet 16. Tim Owens had a chance to catch up with pilots head coach Kyle Blankenship and he said Garrett is more deserving than any player he’s ever coached.
Kyle Blankenship said, “He just did it for us night in and night out. I think the voters recognized the level of talent we have here at LSUS and he went out there and he earned it. He got himself in the discussion with what he did throughout the regular season but he went out there in the National Tournament and led us to the Sweet 16 and proved he was the best player in the country this season.“