HOUSTON – Jimmer Fredette is the Associated Press Player of the Year after leading the nation in scoring and Brigham Young to one of its best seasons.
The senior guard averaged 28.5 points. The Cougars won the regular-season title in the Mountain West Conference and earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Fredette received the award Friday. He drew 48 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. The voting was done before the NCAA tournament.
Kemba Walker of Connecticut was second with 11 votes. Nolan Smith of Duke had five and Jared Sullinger of Ohio State one.
Fredette is the first BYU player to win the award and the first from the Mountain West since Andrew Bogut of Utah in 2005.
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