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Jalen Brunson wins AP National Player of the Year Award

Perhaps a sign of things to come...

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Jalen Brunson is the recipient of the 2018 AP National Player of the Year Award!

The Villanova Wildcats star beat out some of the best players in the country to take home the hardware. It’s hard to figure that anybody was more deserving of the award, as Brunson put up terrific numbers in the 2017-18 season.

In the regular season, Brunson averaged 19.2 points and 4.6 assists per game. He did so while shooting 52.7 percent from the field, 41.4 percent from the 3-point arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. Moreover, Brunson’s efficiency was a hallmark. His eFG% and TS% were above above 60 percent, as he posted marks of 61.1 and 64.3 percent respectively.

Jalen is the fourth Big East player to receive the AP National Player of the Year Award. He joins elite company, as he now stands alongside Doug McDermott, Walter Berry and Patrick Ewing. He is also the first Villanova player to ever win the award, as well.

Congrats to Jalen Brunson on the honor! May more come his way.