ATLANTA -- Texas freshman Kevin Durant continued his run of
postseason national honors Sunday when he was named the Naismith
Trophy player of the year.
Durant will accept the trophy on Sunday night. He became the first
freshman to win the award, as selected by fans and the Atlanta
Tipoff Club's panel of journalists, coaches and administrators.
Tipoff Club president Gary Stokan said, "Kevin has
enjoyed an incredible season, not only with personal success but in
how he helped elevate his team. To think he accomplished everything
as a freshman is just all the more impressive."
Durant also was the first freshman to be selected as The
Associated Press' college basketball player of the year on Friday.
He also won the Adolph Rupp Award as well as player of the year
honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the
United States Basketball Writers Association.
The 6-foot-9 swingman finished fourth in the country in
scoring (25.8) and rebounding (11.1) while
leading the Longhorns to a 25-10 record, the Big 12 tournament
championship game and the second round of the NCAA Tournament.