Just 24 hours after he was named the AP Player of the Year by the media, Creighton senior Doug McDermott capped his final season by capturing one of the more coveted awards in college basketball, as just announced on SportsCenter, McDermott is the 2014 John Wooden Award Player of the Year winner.
After the tremendous season that he had, it has been speculated for quite some time that McDermott would be taking this one home, and everyone was right.
McDermott had one of the more memorable individual seasons in recent memory as he shot his way into the college basketball record books. McDermott moved his way to fifth on the all-time scoring list with 3,150 points. On his way to this monumental milestone in 2014, he averaged 26.7 points per game while shooting over 52%.
There may not have been a more deserving player of this award in recent years. Although his exit from the 2014 NCAA Tournament was unceremonious, nothing can take away what he accomplished this season and this trophy now cements that legacy even more than it already was.