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Several Racers, Wildcats Honored With Postseason Awards

The annual men’s basketball postseason awards came out today from the U.S. Basketball Writers’ Association and The Sporting News, and several local celebrities received recognition among some of the best players and coaches in the country.

The Sporting news released its Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and All-America Team, where Murray State’s Isaiah Canaan was named along with Anthony Davis of Kentucky, Thomas Robinson of Kansas, Jared Sulinger of Ohio State, and Draymond Green of Michigan State.

Davis was named Player of the Year, while Kansas’ Bill self was named Coach of the Year.

The USBWA splits the country into nine districts.  Kentucky is in district four with Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida, which means every division I player and coach from as far north as UK and UofL all the way south to Florida International and Miami (Fl) are in contention to be named to the USBWA postseason awards.

Isaiah Canaan was one of 10 players named to the All-District Team, and was paired with Will Barton of Memphis as the only mid-major conference players on the team.

MSU head coach Steve Prohm also received recognition, defeating UK’s John Calipari, Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin, and Memphis’ Josh Pastner to be named the district’s Coach of the Year.

Anthony Davis was named the District IV Player of the Year.

Canaan, Davis and UK’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were also named to the final 15-man 2012 Wooden Award watch-list.

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