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A Look At Every Individual Award That Has Been Won By A Kentucky Basketball Player This Season

Despite what happened in the postseason for this loaded roster, it was very clear all year long that they had a huge pool of talent, and the awards they racked up all season long showed just that. While I’m sure they all would have traded every single one of these individuals trophies and nominations for the one main trophy that comes with cutting down the nets in the National Championship game, it is still nice to look back and see what their hard work earned them throughout the process.

Here are all the individual awards this team won throughout the 2021-22 season.

Oscar Tshiebwe

  • NCAA Consensus All-America First Team

  • USBWA First-Team All-America

  • NABC First-Team All-America

  • Associated Press First-Team All-America

  • Sporting News First-Team All-America

  • NABC All-District 20 First Team

  • Southeastern Conference Player of the Year (coaches/media)

  • All-SEC First Team (coaches/media)

  • All-SEC Defensive Team (coaches)

  • USBWA District IV Player of the Year

  • USBWA All-District IV team

  • USA Today National Player of the Year

  • USA Today First-Team All-American

  • The Athletic's National Player of the Year

  • Sports Illustrated First-Team All-American

  • The Field of 68 National Player of the Year

  • The Field of 68 First-Team All-America

  • College Hoops Today National Player of the Year

  • USA Today SEC Player of the Year

  • USA Today First-Team All-SEC unanimous selection

Keion Brooks Jr.

  • SEC Player of the Week (Jan. 31)

  • Kentucky Classic All-Tournament Team

  • Davion Mintz

  • CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Lance Ware

  • SEC Community Service Team

TyTy Washington Jr.

  • All-SEC Second Team (coaches)

  • All-SEC Freshman Team (coaches)

  • Jerry West Award Top 10

  • CBS/USBWA National Freshman of the Week (Jan. 18)

  • SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (Jan. 17)

  • SEC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 10)

  • SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (Jan. 3)

  • SEC Freshman of the Week (Dec. 27)

  • SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 22)

  • Kentucky Classic All-Tournament Team

Sahvir Wheeler

  • All-SEC Second Team (coaches)

  • Bob Cousy Award Final Five

  • SEC Player of the Week (Dec. 20)

  • NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week (Dec. 20)

Oscar and TyTy took home the most of the team, but to have four to five different guys on your team winning things from their success on and off the court speaks volumes. Many of the awards came from their gameplay, but many came from their off-the-court recognitions as well.

I’m real proud of what this team accomplished throughout the regular season and it will forever be a dying belief of mine that their story should’ve had more to it… it just got cut way too short.

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