ARLINGTON, Texas -- Creighton's Doug McDermott has picked up his second award for player of the year in as many days, accepting the honour Friday from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketball's fifth-leading scorer, accepted the honour from Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson at AT&T Stadium, site of the Final Four. Robertson's name is on the award.
The 6-foot-8 McDermott was selected The Associated Press player of the year on Thursday. He led the nation in scoring with a 26.7 average while shooting 52.6 per cent from the field, including 44.9 per cent from 3-point range.