Although Virginia’s basketball season has ended, senior Malcolm Brogdon continues to rake in the awards. Monday, Brogdon was named to the John R. Wooden Award All-American Team, one of college basketball’s most prestigious honors, along with nine other top-tier college players.
Of the 10 finalists for the Wooden Award, Brogdon is the only player who was also selected for last year’s all-American team. For this year’s recognition, he will be up against impressive athletes like Kansas’ Perry Ellis and Duke’s Grayson Allen.
That same day, he was also named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ first team, and by Thursday, the NABC selected him Division 1 Player of the Year. On a roll for the week, the Associated Press picked him for its all-American team, the first Cavalier to be chosen for the AP first team since Ralph Sampson in the early ‘80s.
Brogdon’s ever-growing list of accomplishments dates much further back than the most recent honors. In 2015, he was named a second-team all-American by the NCAA, as well as receiving All-ACC First Team and ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors.
This season has been even more stellar for Brogdon, with the shooting guard becoming the first player in history to be named both ACC Player of the Year and ACC Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. He has also been listed as a finalist for the Naismith College Player of the Year Award, along with Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis, Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine.
The winners of the Naismith and the Wooden awards will be revealed on April 3 and 8, respectively.