THE KYLE MACY AWARD

2013 Kyle Macy Award

APRIL 5, 2013


2013 MACY AWARD

ATLANTA GA, -- UNLV's Anthony Bennett is the recipient of the 2013 Kyle Macy Freshmen of the Year award.

"Anthony had a dominating year for the Rebels," said CollegeInsider.com co-founder Angela Lento. "His emergence helped UNLV to an oustanding season.

The Kyle Macy award is presented annually to the top freshman in Division I college basketball. The 1975 Indiana "Mr. Basketball" played his freshman season at Purdue University. Macy averaged 13.8 points a game as a freshman, while leading the Boilermakers in free throws, shooting .859 percent from the line on the season. He started in 25 of 27 games, helping them to a 16-11 season record.

After playing his freshman year at Purdue, Macy transferred to the University of Kentucky in 1976. He started every game for the Wildcats in 1977. A three-time All-America and three-time All-SEC player, Macy was a member of Kentucky's 1978 National Championship team. In his senior year of 1979-80, he became the first Kentucky player ever to be named consensus Southeastern Conference Player of the Year.
 

2013 KYLE MACY FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Kyle Anderson (UCLA)
Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova)
Anthony Bennett (UNLV)
Sim Bhullar (New Mexico State)
John Brown (High Point)
Omar Calhoun (Connecticut)
Jahii Carson (Arizona State)
Semaj Christon (Xavier)
Damyean Dotson (Oregon)
Olivier Hanlan (Boston College)
Gary Harris (Michigan State)
Danuel House (Houston)
R.J. Hunter (Georgia State)
Ben McLemore (Kansas)
Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA)
Nerlens Noel (Kentucky)
Marcus Paige (North Carolina)
Glenn Robinson III (Michigan)
JaKarr Sampson (St. John’s)
Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State)
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown)

The Kyle Macy Award, which is presented annually to the top freshman in Division I college basketball, is named for a guard who starred as a freshman for Purdue.
 
The 1975 Indiana "Mr. Basketball" played his freshman season at Purdue University, averaging 13.8 points per game while leading the Boilermakers in free throws (85.9 percent for the season). He started in 25 of 27 games, helping them to a 16-11 season record.
 
After playing his freshman year at Purdue, Macy transferred to the University of Kentucky in 1976. He started every game for the Wildcats in 1977. A three-time All-America and three-time All-SEC player, Macy was a member of Kentucky's 1978 National Championship team. In his senior year of 1979-80, he became the first Kentucky player ever to be named consensus Southeastern Conference Player of the Year.
 
The recipient of of the 2021 award will be announced on April 1.

The Kyle Macy award committee is a 15 member panel, consisting of five current division I head coaches, five members of the national media and five collegeinsider.com staff members. Former Kentucky All-American Kyle Macy is the chairman of the awards committee. 
 
RULES AND CRITERIA
 
The Kyle Macy award is presented annually to the top freshman player in division I college basketball, as voted on by the award committee. 
 
SCHEDULE OF RELEASES
 
March: Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America Team announced
March 30: Kyle Macy National Coach of the Year announced
 
AWARD PRESENTATION
 
The recipients of the 17 national awards, presented by CollegeInsider.com, are announced annually at the site of the NCAA men’s division I basketball championship.
 
The 2018 CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet will take place on March 30 in San Antonio, TX
 
 

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