Miles Bridges Named Second-Team All-American by the Sporting News
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State sophomore men's basketball player Miles Bridges was named a Second Team All-American by The Sporting News on Monday afternoon by the media outlet. The recognition from the Sporting News plays a factor for the official consensus NCAA team.
The guard/forward was also selected a Second Team All-American by USA Today.
Bridges helped Michigan State to the Big Ten Regular Season Championship and a school record 28 wins during the regular season. The Spartans, ranked No. 4 in the country in the Associated Press and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches poll, are 29-4 overall and posted a 16-2 record in conference play.
Bridges, who was a unanimous All-Big Ten First Team selection this year, leads Michigan State in scoring with 16.9 points per game, is second on the team with 6.9 rebounds and is third on the team with 2.8 assists per game. He ranks sixth in the Big Ten in scoring, 11th in rebounding and is also third in the league in free throw percentage (88.3 percent).
He is one of only four players in the country averaging at least 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.8 blocks per game.
Bridges became the 49th player in Michigan State history to pass the 1,000-point mark when he hit a 3-pointer in the first half of the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals against Michigan on Saturday in New York City. He finished with 17 points in the game and has 1,015 points for his career. Bridges is just the fifth player in MSU history to score 1,000 points in two seasons.
Bridges is also one of the 10 finalists for the Citizen Naismith Trophy, is one of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award®, is one of 10 finalists for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award and is one of 14 players selected to the midseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy.