McDermott Wins Wooden Award

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Creighton forward Doug McDermott just keeps picking up awards during college basketball's biggest weekend, winning the Wooden Award on Friday, given to the game's top player as selected by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

McDermott received his latest honor at a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas, not far from the site of the Final Four in Arlington. Earlier Friday, McDermott was named player of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. The 6-foot-8 senior was selected The Associated Press player of the year on Thursday, the first Big East player to win the AP's top individual award since St. John's Walter Berry in 1985-86. The Associated Press is the ninth different organization to honor McDermott as its national player of the year this season.

McDermott led the nation in scoring with a 26.7 average while shooting 52.6 percent from the field, including 44.9 percent from three-point range. He scored a career-high 45 points on Senior Night March 8th to become the eighth man in NCAA history to surpass 3,000 carer points, eventually finishing fifth all-time in scoring with 3,150 career points.


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