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CBSSports.com hands out yearly awards with Davis claiming POY
March 13, 2012By Tyler Bloyd of KentuckySports.co
CBSSports.com and our good friend Gary Parrish have released their version of this years awards and once again a few Kentucky freshman have taken some honors.
Anthony Davis was named the CBSSports.com Player of the Year, inching out Thomas Robinson from Kansas. He was also named the Freshman of the Year and was a easy choice for the 1st Team All-American and All-Freshman squad. Here is what was said about the POY award:
Reason: Kansas junior Thomas Robinson led for this honor for most of the season, and deservedly so. He's terrific. But Davis is just better. The Kentucky big is averaging 14 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks per game. He affects the game tremendously on both ends of the court, and he's the best player on the nation's best team. Does he carry the Wildcats like Robinson carries the Jayhawks? No. But that's because John Calipari surrounded him with other pros, and we're not gonna hold that against Davis.
Davis isn't the only guy honored here. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was selected as a 2nd Team All-American and also was placed on the All-Freshman Team along side his buddy and for the one's wondering, Tom Izzo from Michigan State was awarded Coach of the Year which if any guy could take it from Calipari, it would be him. Congrats guys, this is getting old!