Three Golden Grizzlies collect men’s basketball postseason honors, Felder named POY

The Horizon League’s office announced men’s basketball postseason awards on Tuesday and three Oakland players were recognized.

Junior guard Kay Felder was named Horizon League Player of the Year following a historical nonconference and league season. He led the Horizon League with 24.4 points per game and led the nation with 9.2 assists.

Felder broke the league’s record for most Player of the Week honors in a season with seven. He also become the league leader in career assists on Feb. 11 and is 14 assists away from setting a new record of assists in a season – 305. Felder was also named to the league’s first team.

Senior Max Hooper was named Sixth Man of the Year. The 6-foot-6 guard was a sharp shooter for the Golden Grizzlies off the bench, shooting nothing but three’s this season (229 total) and connecting on 44.5 percent while averaging 10.5 points a night.

Redshirt sophomore Jalen Hayes was named to the league’s second team. Hayes averaged 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds. His 9.4 rebounds in Horizon League play led the league. He also recorded 13 double-doubles.

The votes for awards were cast by the league’s 10 coaches, sports information directors and select media.