Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CBS Sports names POY, other awards

CBS Sports has named Anthony Davis as the Player of the Year. This comes as no surprise.

Here are the CBS awards related to Kentucky.
National Player of the Year

Winner: Anthony Davis, Kentucky

Reason: Kansas junior Thomas Robinson led for this honor for most of the season, and deservedly so. He's terrific. But Davis is just better. The Kentucky big is averaging 14 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks per game. He affects the game tremendously on both ends of the court, and he's the best player on the nation's best team. Does he carry the Wildcats like Robinson carries the Jayhawks? No. But that's because John Calipari surrounded him with other pros, and we're not gonna hold that against Davis.

National Freshman of the Year

Anthony Davis, Kentucky

Reason: If he's our National Player of the Year, then guess what? He's also our National Freshman of the Year. Any other choice wouldn't make sense.
Davis was named as the center for the First Team All-American. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was named as a forward on the Second Team. Both MKG and Davis were named as forward and center on the Freshman All-American team.

CBS also named their conference awards.

For the Southeastern Conference:
Player of the Year: Anthony Davis (Kentucky)
Coach of the Year: John Calipari (Kentucky)
Freshman of the Year: Anthony Davis (Kentucky)

The SEC first team included Davis and MKG. Doron Lamb and Terrence Jones were named to the second team.

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