THE KYLE MACY AWARD

2014 Kyle Macy Award

April 4, 2014


PARKER WINS 2014 KYLE MACY AWARD

DALLAS, TX -- Duke's Jabari Parker is the recipient of the 2014 Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year award.

Parker’s outstanding freshman season included several milestones including becoming just the fourth freshman in ACC history to lead the league in rebounding. He scored 20 or more points in a game 18 times for the second-best freshman mark in conference history and concluded the year with 670 points to become just the third player in ACC history to score 650 or more points as a freshman.

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.


2014 KYLE MACY FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Bryce Alford 6-3 UCLA
DeAndre Bembry 6-6 Saint Joseph's
Jared Brownridge 6-2 Santa Clara
Kareem Canty 6-1 Marshall
Myles Davis 6-2 Xavier
James Daniel 5-11 Howard
Rodney Elliott 6-0 UMBC
Joel Embiid 7-0 Kansas
Tyler Ennis 6-2 Syracuse
Shannon Evans 6-1 Buffalo
Kahlil Felder 5-9 Oakland
Aaron Gordon 6-9 Arizona
Khallid Hart 6-2 Marist
Vince Hunter 6-8 UTEP
Rysheed Jordan 6-4 St. John's
Tim Kempton 6-10 Lehigh
E.C. Matthews 6-5 Rhode Island
Jordan Mickey 6-8 LSU
Jabari Parker 6-8 Duke
London Perrantes 6-2 Virginia
Cameron Payne 6-2 Murray State
QJ Peterson 6-0 VMI
Bobby Portis 6-10 Arkansas
Julius Randle 6-9 Kentucky
Jonathan Stark 6-0 Tulane
Sindarius Thornwell 6-5 South Carolina
Noah Vonleh 6-10 Indiana
Paul Watson 6-7 Fresno State
Andrew Wiggins 6-8 Kansas
Marquis Wright 6-0 Siena

 

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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