Alves named Daktronics DII player of the year

Lucas Alves
Lucas Alves

By Jason Tang - bio | email

Laie (KHNL)- Brigham Young University Hawaii junior Lucas Alves earned himself Daktronics NCAA Division II National Player of the Year honors for his performance on the basketball court this season. Alves helped the Seasiders to school best 27-2 record before falling in the West Regional championships.

The 6'9" forward from Casa Branca, Brazil averaged 19.8 points per game while grabbing 7.5 rebounds in only 27 minutes of work.

"This is a great accomplishment for Lucas and for our team," said BYU Hawaii head coach Ken Wagner in a statement. "This kind of an award usually comes as recognition not just for one good season, but for years of hard work and outstanding play."

"This is a really a team award," said Alves in a release. "If the team had not done so well, it would not have happened. I thank my teammates for this honor."

Alves is the first BYU-Hawaii men's basketball player to be named National Player of the Year.