2009–10 Horizon League men's basketball season

The 2009–10 Horizon League men's basketball season marked the 30th season of Horizon League basketball.

2009–10 Horizon League men's basketball season
LeagueNCAA Division I
SportBasketball
DurationDecember 3, 2009
through February 27, 2010
Number of teams10
TV partner(s)Fox Sports Midwest, ESPN, CBS Sports, Horizon League Network
Regular Season
ChampionsButler Bulldogs
Coach of the YearBrad Stevens, Butler
Runners-upWright State Raiders
Season MVPGordon Hayward, Butler
Top scorerRahmon Fletcher, Green Bay
Tournament
ChampionsButler
  Runners-upWright State
Finals MVPMatt Howard, Butler
2009–10 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#11 Butler180 1.000  335  .868
Wright State126 .667  2012  .625
Green Bay117 .611  2212  .647
Milwaukee108 .556  2014  .588
Cleveland State108 .556  1617  .485
Valparaiso108 .556  1517  .469
Detroit99 .500  2014  .588
Loyola (IL)513 .278  1416  .467
UIC315 .167  822  .267
Youngstown State216 .111  822  .267
2010 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

Preseason

In the preseason, Butler was the conference favorite - returning all players from their regular season HL championship team. Butler received all but three first-place votes in the preseason poll of HL coaches, media, and sports information directors. Wright State received the one first place vote, capturing second in the preseason poll, and defending HL Tournament champion Cleveland State claimed two first place votes, finishing third.[1] The preseason player of the year was 2009 HL MVP Matt Howard of Butler.[2] Also in the preseason, one HL player was named to both the John R. Wooden Award preseason candidate list and the Naismith Award preseason candidate list: Gordon Hayward of Butler.[3][4]

HL Preseason Poll

Rank Team Votes
1Butler (43)455
2Wright State (1)398
3Cleveland State (2)324
4Milwaukee314
5Green Bay273
6Detroit209
7Youngstown197
8Valparaiso137
9Illinois-Chicago126
10Loyola-Chicago97

Preseason All-Horizon

First Team

Second Team

  • Rahmon Fletcher, Green Bay
  • Shelvin Mack, Butler
  • Tone Boyle, Milwaukee
  • Troy Cotton, Green Bay
  • James Eayrs, Milwaukee

Preseason Player of the Year

  • Matt Howard, Butler

Conference awards & honors

Weekly awards

HL Players of the Week
Throughout the conference season, the HL offices name a player of the week.

Week Player of the week
November 16[5] Todd Brown, Wright State
November 23[6] Eli Holman, Detroit
November 30[7] James Eayrs, Milwaukee
December 7[8] Rahmon Fletcher, Green Bay
December 14[9] Gordon Hayward, Butler
December 21[10] Gordon Hayward, Butler
December 28[11] Sirlester Martin, Youngstown State
January 4[12] Shelvin Mack, Butler
January 11[13] DeAndre Mays, Youngstown State
January 18[14] Rahmon Fletcher, Green Bay
Chase Simon, Detroit
January 25[15] Norris Cole, Cleveland State
February 1[16] Chase Simon, Detroit
February 8[17] Trevon Harmon, Cleveland State
February 15[18] Gordon Hayward, Butler
February 22[19] Rahmon Fletcher, Green Bay
March 1[20] Anthony Hill, Milwaukee

All-Conference Honors

Honor Recipient(s) School Position Year
Player of the Year[21] Gordon Hayward Butler Guard/Forward Sophomore
Coach of the Year[21] Brad Stevens Butler Head Coach 3rd
Newcomer of the Year[21] Brandon Wood Valparaiso Guard Sophomore
Defensive Player of the Year[21] Ronald Nored Butler Guard Sophomore
Woody Payne Detroit Guard Senior
Sixth Man of the Year[21] Walt Gibler Loyola Forward Sophomore
All Horizon League First Team[21] Gordon Hayward Butler Guard/Forward Sophomore
Rahmon Fletcher Green Bay Guard Junior
Norris Cole Cleveland State Guard Junior
Shelvin Mack Butler Guard Sophomore
Matt Howard Butler Forward Junior
All Horizon League Second Team[21] Vaughn Duggins Wright State Guard Junior
Brandon Wood Valparaiso Guard Sophomore
Ricky Franklin Milwaukee Guard Senior
Chase Simon Detroit Guard Sophomore
Cory Johnson Valparaiso Forward Junior
All-Newcomer Team[21] Brandon Wood Valparaiso Guard Sophomore
Chase Simon Detroit Guard Sophomore
Cory Johnson Valparaiso Forward Junior
Eli Holman Detroit Forward/Center Sophomore
Xavier Keeling Detroit Forward Junior
All Defensive Team[21] Ronald Nored Butler Guard Sophomore
Woody Payne Detroit Guard Senior
Willie Veasley Butler Forward Senior
D'Aundray Brown Cleveland State Guard Junior
Vaughn Duggins Wright State Guard Junior

Tournament honors

Matt Howard of Butler was named the tournament MVP.[22]

Horizon League All-Tournament Team[23] Player School Position Year
Matt Howard Butler Forward Junior
Shelvin Mack Butler Guard Sophomore
Gordon Hayward Butler Guard/Forward Sophomore
Ronald Nored Butler Guard Junior
N’Gai Evans Wright State Guard Junior

References

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  2. Horizon League announces preseason All-League basketball teams Archived 2012-08-02 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  3. Butler's Gordon Hayward Named To Wooden Award List, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  4. Naismith Trophy 2009-10 Preseason Watch List Dominant With Upperclassmen Archived November 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Naismith Award, retrieved 2010-02-15
  5. Wright State's Brown named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Nov. 16) Archived 2012-08-03 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  6. Detroit's Eli Holman named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Nov. 23) Archived 2012-08-02 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  7. Milwaukee's Eayrs named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Nov. 30) Archived 2012-09-13 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  8. Green Bay's Fletcher named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Dec. 7) Archived 2012-08-03 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
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  10. Butler's Hayward repeats as Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Dec. 21) Archived 2012-08-01 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  11. Youngstown State's Martin named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Dec. 28) Archived 2012-08-04 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  12. Butler's Shelvin Mack named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Jan. 4) Archived 2012-08-01 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-16
  13. YSU's DeAndre Mays named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Jan. 11) Archived 2012-08-01 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-1-16
  14. Green Bay's Fletcher, Detroit's Simon named Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week (Jan. 18) Archived 2012-08-02 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-22
  15. Cleveland State's Cole named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Jan. 25) Archived 2012-08-04 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-01-25
  16. Detroit's Chase Simon named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Feb. 1) Archived 2012-09-03 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-02-01
  17. CSU's Trevon Harmon named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Feb. 8) Archived 2012-09-06 at Archive.today, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-02-08
  18. Butler's Hayward named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Feb. 15), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-02-15
  19. Green Bay's Fletcher named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Feb. 22), Horizon League, retrieved 2010-02-22
  20. Milwaukee's Hill named Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Mar. 1) Archived 2010-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-03-01
  21. Horizon League announces men's basketball All-League Teams and specialty award winners, retrieved 2010-03-01
  22. Butler defeats Wright State for Horizon League Title
  23. Bulldogs Capture Horizon League Tournament Crown Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2010-03-10
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