Kentucky's Davis wins Wooden Award

Kentucky's Davis wins Wooden Award

Published Mar. 31, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Kentucky Wildcats freshman Anthony Davis was named the winner of the Wooden Award on Saturday as the top men’s basketball player in the nation.

The 6-foot-10 Davis, who had 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots Saturday as Kentucky (37-2) beat in-state rival Louisville 69-61 to reach the NCAA title game, is the second freshman to win the award — Kevin Durant of Texas did so in 2007.

Including Saturday’s game, Davis has averaged 14.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.6 blocks per game this season. He also has 20 double-doubles. Davis, who won The Associated Press Player of the Year award on Friday, is the first Kentucky player and Southeastern Conference player to win the Wooden Award.

Davis beat out Kansas’ Thomas Robinson to win the award. Michigan State’s Draymond Green was third, followed by Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger and North Carolina’s Tyler Zeller. The rest of the 10-player Wooden All-American team, listed alphabetically, is Isaiah Canaan of Murray State, Jae Crowder of Marquette, Marcus Denmon of Missouri, Kevin Jones of West Virginia, and Doug McDermott of Creighton.