You can watch the nominations and winners on youtube. Boys basketball finals are announced at the 52 minute mark on the video. Ford, Ware, and Smith were all original nominees. Smith was the only one to make the 3 man final. He beat out 1 Duke and 1 Bama recruit. This link may open at or near the mark, but if not, just go to the 52 min. mark. The announcement is very short - just a minute or 2.
Looking at the past winners of this award, Nick is keeping good company.