Found March 30, 2012 on Lost My Way:
For Kentucky's Anthony Davis it has been a remarkable season that already includes SEC Offensive & Defensive player of the year awards. However, as Davis and the rest of the Wildcats prepare for the Louisville Cardinals Saturday in the Final Four, news broke that Davis had been voted The Associated Press men's college basketball Player of the Year. Davis received 43 out of a possible 65 first place votes from the media panel that also votes for the Top 25. Thomas Robinson of Kansas came in second place, as Draymond Green of Michigan State came in third. Robinson can avenge the loss if he and the rest of the Jayhawks can get by Ohio State in the other Final Four matchup on Saturday.  There's some bittersweet history that comes with the award for Davis as he joins only Kevin Durant as the only other freshman to ever win it, as Durant took home the honors in 2007 with Texas. However, his 14.3 points per game this season is the lowest since Patrick Ewing averaged 14.6 ...
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