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Bluejays' Doug McDermott MVC player of year again

Tuesday - 3/5/2013, 6:20pm  ET

AP Sports Writer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Creighton's Doug McDermott is the Missouri Valley Conference's player of the year for the second straight season.

McDermott leads the Valley and is second nationally with 23.4 points a game. He received 35 of 36 first-place votes in a poll of coaches, sports information directors and media.

In other awards announced Tuesday, Creighton's Ethan Wragge (RAH'-gee) is the Valley's sixth man of the year, Wichita State's Cleanthony Early is the top newcomer, Missouri State's Marcus Marshall the top freshman and Bradley's Dyricus Simms-Edwards the top defensive player.

McDermott and Early are joined on the all-conference first team by Illinois State's Jackie Carmichael, Indiana State's Jake Odum and Evansville's Colt Ryan.

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