Mar 20, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Creighton Bluejays forward Doug McDermott (3) shoots during practice before the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Creighton's Doug McDermott wins AP Player of the Year

There were a lot of talented college basketball players in 2014, but none made the historical impact that Creighton’s Doug McDermott did, and on Thursday, he was rewarded for those efforts by being named the 2014 AP Player of the Year.

Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott opened a busy week in Dallas by being named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press on Thursday afternoon. The announcement was made at a news conference at AT&T Stadium, site of this weekend’s NCAA Men’s Final Four.

McDermott tore through the college basketball record books this season, vaulting himself all the way to fifth on the all-time scoring list with 3,150 points. In that journey this season, McDermott led the nation by averaging 26.7 points per game and he finished the season with 948 total points scored.

No one could question the outcome of this voting as McDermott is expected to win every major player of the year award that is to be announced in the coming weeks, including the coveted John Wooden Award that will be given out at the Final Four this weekend.


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