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John Higgins named 2017 Naismith Official of the Year

The Atlanta Tipoff Club introduced its Naismith Official of the Year for the 2016-17 college basketball season, and it’s none other than John Higgins.

I expect many of you are at a loss for words upon reading that news.

Once you gather yourself and process what you just read, take a second to celebrate Higgins’ award by watching his tribute video. Yes, there’s a tribute video for Higgins’ season. Seriously. You can watch it here.

Congratulations to John on his award, which I assume was decided by North Carolina basketball fans.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

22 Comments for John Higgins named 2017 Naismith Official of the Year



  1. Realme
    5:44 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    Is this due to sympathy votes because of all the harrowing death threats he received from millions of UK fans?



  2. TBW3011
    5:45 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    Daggumit, make fun of John all you want, but he’s a daggum hell of an official daggumit.



    • KYcats11
      6:16 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

      ??? Are you okay?



    • runningunnin.454
      7:40 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

      He’s making fun of that country bumpkin, Roy Williams. It’s easy….watch,
      Classes, they don’t need no daggum classes, theys daggum ball players.



  3. runningunnin.454
    6:13 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    B.S.



  4. Lip Man 1
    6:17 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    Sympathy vote for the stroke.



  5. maxblackanvil
    6:20 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    And I’m poopin ice cream.



  6. catsby90.1
    6:40 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    Id love to meet him and personally “congratulate” him



  7. psuegobigblue
    6:43 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    I am convinced that this is a ploy by all those UK haters to find another way to piss.us.off! There can be no other explanation! God help us!



  8. thelexcat
    7:27 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    If he’s the best official in the NCAA then I’m the sexiest man alive.



  9. UKLugo
    8:09 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    Trying to stick it to us UK fans, ’cause they know we care.



  10. catsarerunnin
    9:21 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    I’m sure he will raise the roof…



    • true2blue
      10:18 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah……. roof. ceiling. GOAT!!!!! I’m sure most that voted are in the ACC fan club!



  11. dballrb
    11:08 pm October 2, 2017 Permalink

    Mu daggum toilet still leaking.

  12. A tribute video? Why?

    “Hey John, I really like the way you waved your arms on that one call! Oh, and the silky smooth way you pointed the other way on that turnover? BRILLIANT!”



  13. playmorezeppelin
    8:10 am October 3, 2017 Permalink

    Well, if the best basketball official in the country just so happens to miss 20 calls every time he works a Kentucky game then I think that further supports the notion that it’s no coincidence.



  14. MattyBangsPCResponse
    9:24 am October 3, 2017 Permalink

    Why would you congratulate him on a reward he shouldn’t have received. He’s trash and deserves to be treated as such.



  15. notFromhere
    10:58 pm October 3, 2017 Permalink

    Official what? Official UK foil of the NCAA? Officially the worst ref ever to call a tournament game?

    Officially voted most likely to suck seed?