The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Sunday that Kentucky star Anthony Davis has won the Naismith Trophy for men’s college player of the year. Davis will add yet another piece of hardware to his collection, after already being named winner of the Wooden Award on Saturday and The Associated Press Player of the Year on Friday.
Davis is the first player from Kentucky to win the award and the second freshman, joining Texas’ Kevin Durant in 2007. He is the first Naismith Trophy winner from the Southeastern Conference since LSU’s Pete Maravich in 1970.
The other finalists for the award were Kansas’ Thomas Robinson, Creighton’s Doug McDermott and Michigan State’s Draymond Green.
The 6-foot-10 Davis is averaging a team-high 14.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.6 blocked shots per game heading into the national championship Monday night against Kansas.