Moody Named C Spire Howell Trophy Finalist

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

Ole Miss Has Won The Award Three Years Straight

OXFORD, Miss. – Senior guard Stefan Moody has been named one of three finalists for the C Spire Howell Trophy the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame announced Monday.

Moody took home the C Spire Howell Trophy last season and an Ole Miss player has won the award each of the last three seasons. Presented to the most outstanding men’s collegiate basketball player in Mississippi, the trophy is named for the great Bailey Howell. The trophy will be presented Monday, March 7, at an 11:30 a.m. awards luncheon at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.  Joining Moody as finalists are Mississippi State’s Gavin Ware and Quinndary Weatherspoon.

A native of Kissimmee, Florida, Moody leads the SEC, and ranks ninth in the nation, in scoring this season at 22.8 points per game. He became the fifth-fastest player in Ole Miss history to reach 1,000 career points this season, and posted a streak of 14-consecutive 20-point games, which is the third-best streak in school history.

A statewide panel of media who cover college basketball in the state of Mississippi selected the finalists and will vote among the finalists for the winner. Their votes accounted for 90 percent of the final voting and fan voting, conducted by C Spire, and accounted for a weighted 10 percent of the final voting.

Fan voting will begin on Tuesday, March 1 at 8:30 a.m. CST and ends on Sunday, March 6 at 8:30 a.m. CST. Fans can vote for their favorite college basketball player by visiting www.csopavoting.com, providing an email address and name, or connecting through Facebook or Twitter. Once an account is created, voting can begin and fans can choose their first, second and third place winners. Fans will be able to vote via Facebook, Twitter and text messaging and can submit up to three votes per day during the six-day voting period.

For ticket information, contact the Museum at 1-800-280-FAME (3263). All proceeds benefit the private, non-profit Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

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