THE KYLE MACY AWARD

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Georgia's Anthony Edwards is the recipient of the 2020 Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year award.

March 26, 2020

THE 2020 AWARD

BOSTON, MA -- Georgia's Anthony Edwards the recipient of the 2020 Kyle Macy Award, presented annually to the nation’s top freshman.

The 6-foot-5 Atlanta native led all freshman nationally in scoring. Edwards scored in double figures in 27 of 32 games and averaged 19 points per game. He scored a total of 610 points, which ranks No. 7 in Georgia's all-time, single-season scoring leaders and No. 10 among the SEC's top scoring efforts by a freshman.

Edwards scored 25 or more on seven occasions, including a season-best 37 against Michigan State at the Maui Invitational. Nationally he ranked 19th in scoring, 11th in three-point field goals (72), 17th in free throws made (132) and 19th in free throws attempted (171).

The award is named for Macy, the 1975 Indiana "Mr. Basketball," who 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.


2020 KYLE MACY FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Precious Achiuwa 6-9 Memphis
Jordyn Adams 6-3 Austin Peay
Cole Anthony 6-3 North Carolina
DJ Burns 6-9 Winthrop
Tommy Bruner 6-1 USC Upstate
Vernon Carey, Jr. 6-10 Duke
Kofi Cockburn 7-0 Illinois
Amari Davis 6-3 Green Bay
Mahamadou Diawara 6-10 Stetson
Jordan Dingle 6-3 Penn
Marcus Domask 6-6 Southern Illinois
Anthony Edwards 6-5 Georgia
Trayce Jackson-Davis 6-9 Indiana
Jake LaRavia 6-8 Indiana State
Nico Mannion 6-2 Arizona
Tyrese Maxey 6-3 Kentucky
Hunter McIntosh 6-3 Elon
Tre Mitchell 6-9 UMass
Justin Moore 6-4 Villanova
Zeke Nnaji 6-11 Arizona
Onyeka Okongwu 6-9 USC
Isaac Okoro 6-6 Auburn
Rob Perry 6-3 Stetson
Joe Pridgen 6-9 Holy Cross
Jahmi'us Ramsey 6-4 Texas Tech
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 6-9 Villanova
Isaiah Stewart 6-9 Washington
Tyrell Terry 6-2 Stanford
Oscar Tshiebwe 6-9 West Virginia
Mylik Wilson 6-3 Louisiana
Jahmir Young 6-1 Charlotte


NOTE: There was a tie in the voting so there are 31 All-Americans.

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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