Fred Van Vleet has won the Larry Bird Award as the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year. Van Vleet averaged 12.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.0 steals per conference game for undefeated Wichita State.
Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker joined teammate Van Vleet on the MVC All-Conference First Team, along with D.J. Ballentine, Jake Odum and Seth Tuttle.
On the MVC All-Conference Second Team are Tekele Cotton, Anthony Beane Jr., Jarmar Gulley, Desmar Jackson and Walt Lemon Jr.
Cotton was also named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Milton Doyle was named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year and joined on the All-Freshman Team by Reggie Lynch, Jeremy Morgan, Austin Rider and Blake Simmons.