THE KYLE MACY AWARD

2015 Kyle Macy Award

April 1, 2015

2015 KYLE MACY AWARD 

BOSTON, MA -- Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell is the recipient of the 2015 Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year award.

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.
 

2015 KYLE MACY FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Karl-Anthony Towns 6-11 F Kentucky
Peyton Aldridge 6-7 F Davidson
James Blackmon 6-4 G Indiana
Devin Booker 6-6 G Kentucky
Schadrac Casimir 5-10 G Iona
Torin Dorn 6-5 G Charlotte
Isaac Haas 7-2 C Purdue
Daniel Hamilton 6-7 G/F Connecticut
Stanley Johnson 6-7 F Arizona
Tyus Jones 6-1 G Duke
Kevon Looney 6-9 F UCLA
Jahlil Okafor 6-11 C Duke
Nick Norton 5-10 G UAB
Jakob Poeltl 7-0 F Utah
Xavier Rathan-Mayes 6-4 G Florida State
D'Angelo Russell 6-5 G Ohio State
Domantas Sabonis 6-10 F Gonzaga
Brenton Scott 6-1 G Indiana State
Melo Trimble 6-3 G Maryland
Tyler Ulis 5-9 G Kentucky
Justise Winslow 6-6 F Duke

 

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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