Changes For 2011 Cellular South Howell And Gillom Trophies

Feb. 11, 2011

In an effort to generate more participation and excitement, the Cellular South Howell Trophy and the Cellular South Gillom Trophy, the media-selected honors awarded annually to Mississippi's top male and female college basketball players respectively, will undergo two significant changes in 2011.

Previously held the Monday prior to the Final Four, the 2011 presentation has been moved forward several weeks to March 7, 2011, the Monday prior to conference tournament play. The event is also shifting from evening to daytime and will be a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in Jackson, Miss.

Seasons had been over for weeks under the old format, said Museum Executive Director Michael Rubenstein. With the new date, teams are still playing, games are still meaningful and basketball is still front of mind.

The format will remain the same with the top three men's and women's players as determined by 47 statewide media voters and their head coaches on hand at the luncheon.  The $35 ticket includes a buffet style lunch. All proceeds benefit the private non-profit Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.

In addition to revealing the states top male and female basketball players, the program will also include a brief tribute to Dave Whitney, the winningest basketball coach in Alcorn State University history, who was recently inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
 
For ticket information, contact the Museum at 1-800-280-FAME (3263).

The Conerly Trophy in college football, the Howell Trophy in men's college basketball, the Gillom Trophy in women's college basketball and the Ferriss Trophy in college baseball comprise the four elements of the Cellular South Outstanding Player Award series.

 


 

 

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