Feb. 13, 2001
Villanova, Pa. - Junior center Michael Bradley is one of 15 finalists for the Men's Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year award, it was announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
The 6-10 Bradley, in his first season of action for the Wildcats after transferring from the University of Kentucky, leads the nation in field goal percentage (.698). He also leads Villanova in scoring at 22.2 ppg and has scored 20 or more points in 17 of 23 games played this season. In addition, he averages 9.5 rpg.
"This is a tremendous honor for Mike to be included in this group of athletes," said Villanova head coach Steve Lappas.
Bradley is the first Villanova athlete to be included on this list since Kerry Kittles in the 1995-96 campaign.
The winners of the Naismith Awards, the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball, will be honored in Atlanta on April 7, 2001 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.