LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky males’s basketball ahead Oscar Tshiebwe, who was named The Associated Press’ top player on the way in which to sweeping all six nationwide awards final spring, has been voted the Lexington Herald-Chief’s Kentucky Sports activities Determine of the 12 months.
Tshiebwe is the primary Wildcats participant chosen since Anthony Davis in 2012. He led 4 Kentucky athletes within the high 5 in voting by 143 media members statewide.
Observe and area star Abby Steiner, a three-time NCAA champion who additionally gained the U.S. 200-meter title and two relay gold medals for Group USA on the World Championships, was second. Subsequent have been girls’s basketball star Rhyne Howard, who grew to become WNBA rookie of the yr after main Kentucky to its first Southeastern Convention event title in 40 years; 400-meter hurdles world document holder Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone; and champion colt Flightline, who dominated the Breeders’ Cup Traditional at Keeneland.
Tsheibwe’s breakout junior season swept honors because the nation’s high participant and included the Naismith Trophy and Picket Award. The 6-foot-9 native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo led the nation with 15.2 rebounds and averaged 17.4 factors per sport final season and set college data for video games with double figures scoring and rebounding.
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