Howell, Gillom trophies awarded on March 7

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — The Cellular South Howell Trophy and Gillom Trophy, two awards honoring Mississippi’s top college basketball players, will be awarded on March 7.

The presentation is earlier than in previous years, coming the week before conference tournament play. The Howell Trophy honors the top men’s basketball player while the Gillom Trophy honors the top women’s player.

The event will also shift from evening to daytime with a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson.

The format for the awards remains the same, with the finalists and winner voted on by 47 statewide members of the media.

Tickets are $35. Proceeds benefit the private, nonprofit Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.