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Doug McDermott Near-Unanimous AP Player Of The Year

Doug McDermott has been named the AP player of the year.

McDermott is the 11th three-time All-American and first in almost 30 years. He led the nation in scoring with a 26.7 average while shooting 52.6 percent from the field including 44.9 percent from 3-point range.

McDermott received 64 votes Thursday from the same 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Russ Smith of Louisville got the other vote.

Via AP

McDermott, Parker Headline AP All-American Team

Doug McDermott was a unanimous choice for the AP All-American First Team. McDermott is the first player to be on the All-American team in three straight seasons since Patrick Ewing and Wayman Tisdale in 1985.

Shabazz Napier, Sean Kilpatrick and Russ Smith were also seniors named to the All-American First Team, while Jabari Parker was the fifth member.

The second team consisted of Nick Johnson, Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas, Melvin Ejim and T.J. Warren.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Providence Beats Creighton To Win 2014 Big East Tournament

Providence defeated Creighton 65-58 to win the 2014 Big East Tournament.

Bryce Cotton was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Doug McDermott, Austin Chatman, LaDontae Henton, Gene Teague and Semaj Christon.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Doug McDermott Headlines Big East Awards

Doug McDermott of Creighton has been named Big East Player of the Year.

McDermott was joined on the All-Big East First Team by James Bell, Semaj Christon, Bryce Cotton, D'Angelo Harrison and Markel Starks.

On the All-Big East Second Team are Kadeem Batts, Kellen Dunham, Fuquan Edwin, Davante Gardner, Jayvaughn Pinkston and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera.

Edwin was also named Big East Defensive Player of the Year, while Billy Garrett received Rookie of the Year honors.

Via RealGM Staff Report

McDermott, Parker, Ennis Headline 15 Wooden Award Finalists

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Saturday the 15 finalists for the 2014 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player.

Kyle Anderson (UCLA)
Cleanthony Early (Wichita State)
Tyler Ennis (Syracuse)
C.J. Fair (Syracuse)
Gary Harris (Michigan State)
Nick Johnson (Arizona)
Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati)
Doug McDermott (Creighton)
Shabazz Napier (UConn)
Jabari Parker (Duke)
Casey Prather (Florida)
Julius Randle (Kentucky)
Russ Smith (Louisville)
Nik Stauskas (Michigan
Andrew Wiggins (Kansas)

Via RealGM Staff Report

Smart, McDermott, Smith, McGary, Wiggins On Preseason AP All-American Team

Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott, Russ Smith, Mitch McGary and Andrew Wiggins have been named to the Associated Press All-American team.

Smart was the only unanimous selection.

Wiggins is the second freshman to earn preseason honors.

Via RealGM Staff Report

J.P. Macura Considering Minnesota, Creighton, Xavier, Purdue, Iowa State

J.P. Macura has narrowed his list of schools to Minnesota, Creighton, Xavier, Purdue and Iowa State.

Macura will take an official visit to Xavier on Sept. 6 and likely Iowa State on Sept. 15.

The 6-foot-5 Macura eliminated Butler from consideration when Brad Stevens took the Boston Celtics job.

“I had a good relationship with the new head coach and most of the players when I went on a visit,” Macura told Gopherhole.com. “It is hard to say no to them, but I think it was a good choice because Brad (Stevens) is not there and that is a huge, huge thing for him to be there.”

Via Gopherhole (Kyle Neddenriep/Indianapolis Star)

Doug McDermott Opts To Return For Senior Season At Creighton

Doug McDermott will return to Creighton for his senior season.

McDermott explored the option of departing early for the NBA draft, but ultimately decided that returning to school was in his best interests.

Based on evaluations he received from the draft advisory committee, McDermott said, “There was no doubt in my mind that I would have been a first-round pick.''

McDermott's father, Creighton coach Greg McDermott, recommended his son go pro.

“He knew my dream is to play in the NBA, and he just felt that this was too good of an opportunity to pass up,'' Doug said. “But the way I look at it, if I can play in the NBA, I can play there the next year just as well as I can next year.

“I feel there are things I can work on. I feel I can still improve my draft stock by playing in the Big East. There are a lot of areas that I can get better at, and I just felt I'd be more comfortable doing it here in Omaha.''

Via Steven Pivovar/Omaha World-Herald
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