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Friday / July 19.
  • Wisconsin’s Kaminsky Wins Oscar Robertson Trophy, AP National Player of the Year

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    NCAA Basketball: Final Four-USBWA Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Press ConferenceINDIANAPOLIS — Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky won the Oscar Robertson Trophy on Friday morning, and he followed that up by winning The Associated Press’ player of the year.

    The Oscar Robertson Trophy is presented to the nation’s best player and is voted on annually by the U.S. Basketball Writers Assocation.

    For the AP award, Kaminsky received 58 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor received five votes and Kentucky’s Wille Cauley-Stein and Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant had one each.

    The 7-foot Kaminsky from Lisle, IL, averaged 18.7 points and 8.0 rebounds for the Badgers, who play unbeaten Kentucky here Saturday in the national semifinals.

    “I just believed in the process,” Kaminsky said, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan added: “No one has come as far as Frank. We’re really happy he decided he came back. He’s meant everything.”

    Kaminsky is projected as the No. 10 pick in the NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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