A few things outside Eddy's control will have an effect on his chances, as is usually the case for any player. After several years of some writers across the state voting almost exclusively for local players even in the most remote areas, the West Virginia Sports Writers Association's All-State basketball committee changed the selection method for the Evans Award last year. Instead of all voting members of the association having a say - as they do with the Kennedy Award for football - the Evans will now be chosen at the All-State meeting, like the Hunt and Huff awards in football.
This leaves the decision up to the 10 or so representatives that are in the meeting; usually those who have followed the sport across the state through the entire season.
It also, however, means that the Evans Award winner will not be announced until after the State Tournament. From 2004-2012, the winner was announced the Sunday before the tournament began.
One of the reasons that change was made nine years ago was that there was a sentiment among writers that the Award was too heavily influenced by how a single player did in the State Tournament itself, rather than being determined by a season-long body of work.
This is human nature, to be most impressed with what a person has seen most recently, and in person. George Washington's chances of reaching the State Tournament are still not great, even with the high level at which Eddy is playing.
Top-ranked South Charleston, No. 4 Greenbrier East, No. 9 Princeton, Beckley and Capital are all in Region 3 along with the Patriots, and only two of those clubs will make it to the Civic Center.
Given past trends it would have been easier for Eddy to win the award if the entire state was voting for the award, and it was selected before the start of the tournament.
That, however, counts out the ability of Eddy and Greene to get there. The win at Princeton was huge in terms of their chances. The Patriots and South Charleston are in the same section, and the loser of the sectional championship game will have to go on the road to face the winner of the opposite section with a tournament berth on the line.
If they can win in Princeton, it's not out of the realm of possibility to suggest that even though the Patriots lost by 20 to South Charleston earlier in the season, another loss to the Black Eagles would not doom them. GW would have more than a puncher's chance against Greenbrier East, if for no other reason than Greene's ability to get his teams to execute a game plan.
There's another seven weeks before the Evans Award will be decided, and unlike in 2012 when there were few true choices - Wheeling Park's Boo Lathon won the award - there are plenty of options in 2013. Martinsburg's Donte Grantham and Morgantown's Nathan Adrian immediately come to mind as contenders from teams who are most likely going to make it to Charleston. Magnolia's Mark Winters was an early favorite but his "It factor" has cooled considerably since the Blue Eagles have lost three of their last four games in Class A.
There is a long way to go and much to be settled, but to answer Greene's early season pondering, yes, Luke Eddy has most definitely made himself a candidate for the Evans Award. It has been a long time since a successful team was so dominated by one player.
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