Missouri Valley Conference Announces Player Of The Year
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The Missouri Valley Conference has named Wichita State sophomore Fred VanVleet as the 2014 MVC Larry Bird Player of the Year.
Here is the Missouri Valley Conference press release.
The 2014 MVC Larry Bird Player of the Year is sophomore Fred VanVleet of Wichita State. VanVleet (Rockford, Ill.) has helped lead his team to an unprecedented 31 regular-season wins without a loss as the Shockers enter Arch Madness ranked No. 2 nationally as the lone unbeaten team in the nation (31-0, 18-0 MVC).
He's the fourth different Shocker to earn the league's Player of the Year award, joining Antoine Carr (1983), Xavier McDaniel (1984, 1985) and Paul Miller (2006).
LARRY BIRD MVC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Fred VanVleet, Wichita State
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Milton Doyle, Loyola
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Milton Doyle, Loyola
DEFENSIVE MVP: Tekele Cotton, Wichita State
SIXTH-MAN OF THE YEAR: Khristian Smith, Indiana State
Full all-conference team attached. www.archmadness.com