Oscar Tshiebwe wins Sporting News’ National Player of the Year

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Posted at 11:09 AM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 11:09:22-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky junior forward Oscar Tshiebwe has earned National Player of the Year honors from The Sporting News.

Tshiebwe is only the second Wildcat to earn the honor since the publication began crowning a player of the year in 1943. UK’s only other winner was Anthony Davis in 2012.

The National Player of the Year announcement comes only a day after Tshiebwe was named the Southeastern Conference's Player of the Year.

Tshiebwe continues to earn postseason honors by the day, which so far include:

  • Sporting News National Player of the Year
  • Sporting News First-Team All-America
  • Southeastern Conference Player of the Year (coaches/media)
  • All-SEC First Team (coaches/media)
  • All-SEC Defensive Team (coaches)
  • Sports Illustrated First-Team All-American
  • The Field of 68 National Player of the Year
  • The Field of 68 First-Team All-America
  • College Hoops Today National Player of the Year 
  • USA Today SEC Player of the Year
  • USA Today First-Team All-SEC unanimous selection
  • John R. Wooden Award finalist
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Final Five
  • Naismith Defensive Player of the Year semifinalist