Doug McDermott Named 2014 Naismith Men's College Player of the Year

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Doug McDermott Named 2014 Naismith Men's College Player of the Year
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Doug McDermott's trophy case is probably getting a little crowded at this point. 

The Creighton superstar was named the Naismith Men's College Basketball Player of the Year on Sunday, according to the official release.

McDermott, who beat out finalists Nick Johnson of Arizona, Jabari Parker of Duke and Russ Smith of Louisville, led the country in scoring with 27.7 points per contest. He also added 7.1 rebounds per game and had a PER of 32.8, per Sports Reference, which was fourth-best in America.

The Bluejays were eliminated early in the NCAA tournament, but only the regular season is taken into account for the award. 

Creighton sports information director Rob Anderson gave a look at McDermott accepting the award from John Thompson III: 

McDermott's dad and coach, Greg McDermott, talked about Doug's outstanding accomplishments, via the release:

Doug has been the ultimate team player since arriving at Creighton four years ago, and there's no one happier about his individual success than his teammates. He has experienced tremendous acclaim for his play on the court, and to do so while also serving as a role model for so many people makes recognition like the Naismith Trophy so special.

McDermott came up short of this award as a finalist the last two seasons, but he has more than made up for it with countless other accolades. 

During one of the most storied careers in college basketball, Dougie McBuckets won three conference Player of the Year awards (two in the Missouri Valley Conference, one in the Big East), was a three-time consensus All-American and won several other Player of the Year awards in addition to the Naismith award. 

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According to the release, he is one of just three players ever to finish his career with over 3,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. 

This won't be the last you're seeing of him, either. McDermott's versatile scoring ability and unbelievable collegiate career have shot him up draft boards. He's a sure-fire first-round pick, and DraftExpress even slots him in the top 10. 

It's a good thing, too, because he's going to need that NBA contract to buy some more space for all of his hardware. 

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