THE RILEY WALLACE AWARD

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Siena's Elijah Burns is the recipient of the 2020 Riley Wallace award, presented annually to the top impact transfer.

March 24, 2020
 
THE 2020 AWARD

BOSTON, MA -- Siena's Elijah Burns is the recipient of the 2020 Riley Wallace Award, given annually to the top transfer in Division I college basketball. 
 
The graduate transfer from Notre Dame was a key part of Siena’s late-season surge and MAAC regular-season championship. Burns led the MAAC in field goal percentage shooting 63% from the field. He finished third in free throw percentage (86%), seventh in scoring (14.6) and eighth in the conference in rebounding (5.9).  The senior co-captain helped the Saints finish the season with 10 straight wins.
 
During his coaching career at Hawaii, Wallace welcomed many transfers into the program and became the winningest coach in Hawaii history. Wallace guided Hawaii to nine postseason appearances, including a school-record streak of four straight from 2001-04. 
 
The Warriors appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times under Wallace and have been invited to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) on six occasions. Prior to his arrival, the program had just one NCAA appearance and two trips to the NIT.
 

The Riley Wallace award is presented annually to the top transfer in division I college basketball. 
 
During his coaching career at Hawaii, Wallace welcomed many transfers into the program and became the winningest coach in Hawaii history. Wallace guided Hawaii to nine postseason appearances, including a school-record streak of four straight from 2001-04. 
 
The Warriors appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times under Wallace and have been invited to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) on six occasions. Prior to his arrival, the program had just one NCAA appearance and two trips to the NIT.
 
The recipient of of the 2021 award will be announced on April 1.

The Riley Walllace award committee is a 15 member panel, consisting of five current division I head coaches, five members of the national media and five collegeinsider.com staff members. Former Hawaii head coach Riley Wallace is the chairman of the awards committee.

RULES AND CRITERIA

The Riley Wallace award is presented annually to the top transfer player in division I college basketball, as voted on by the award committee.  Eligible players include transfers from other division I programs, the JUCO ranks and all other levels of college basketball.  

SCHEDULE OF RELEASES

March: Riley Wallace All-America Team announced
March 30: Riley Wallace Player of the Year announced

AWARD PRESENTATION

The recipients of the 17 national awards, presented by CollegeInsider.com, are announced annually at the site of the NCAA men’s division I basketball championship.

The 2018 CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet will take place on March 30 in San Antonio, TX

 

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