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Kentucky’s Anthony Davis named AP Player of the year

  • Matt Brady

As expected, Kentucky Wildcat freshman forward Anthony Davis has won the AP College player of the year. Davis is currently in the midst of leading top seeded Kentucky to a potential championship game, depending on the outcome of this weekend’s final four game.

As reported by ESPN, “Anthony Davis is The Associated Press men’s college basketball Player of the Year, the first Kentucky player and second freshman to win the award. He received 43 votes Friday from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Balloting was done before the NCAA tournament. The 6-foot-10 player from Chicago is the Southeastern Conference’s player, freshman and defensive player of the year. He averaged 14.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.6 blocks while shooting 64.2 percent. His block total is a school record and third-best for a freshman. Davis averaged the fewest points ever for an AP Player of the Year. The previous mark was held by Patrick Ewing of Georgetown (14.6 ppg) in 1984-85. Kevin Durant of Texas in 2007 is the only other freshman to win the award. Thomas Robinson of Kansas was second with 20 votes, and Draymond Green of Michigan State received the other two votes.”


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