Doug McDermott Takes Top Missouri Valley Honor For 2012
Creighton's Doug McDermott has been named the 2012 Missouri Valley Player of the Year.
McDermott, who was the Freshman of the Year last season, averaged 23.1 points on 60.7% shooting and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Joining McDermott on the All-Conference First Team are Wichita State's Joe Ragland and Garrett Stutz, Kyle Weems of Missouri State and Colt Ryan of Evansville.
On the All-Conference Second Team are Drake's Rayvonte Rice and Ben Simons, Antoine Young of Creighton, Jackie Carmichael of Illinois State and Jake Odum of Indiana State.
Taylor Brown of Bradley, Denver Holmes of Evansville, Anthony James of Northern Iowa, Toure' Murry of Wichita State and Mamadou Seck of Southern Illinois received Honorable Mention.
Gregory Echenique of Creighton was named the Defensive Player of the Year and joined on the All-Defensive Team by Ben Smith, Toure' Murry, Troy Taylor and Carmichael.
Evansville's Ned Cox was named Sixth-Man of the Year and Sean Tuttle of Northern Iowa was Freshman of the Year.
Tuttle was joined on the All-Freshman Team by teammate Deon Mitchell, Dantiel Daniels of Southern Illinois, Nic Moore of Illinois State and Ryan Sawvell of Evansville.
Carl Hall of Wichita State was named Newcomer of the Year.