Miles Bridges Named to Wooden All-American Team
Bridges Earns Consensus All-America Honors
East Lansing, Mich. - Michigan State men’s basketball sophomore guard/forward Miles Bridges was selected to the John R. Wooden Award® All-American Team during a 30-minute show on ESPNU earlier this week.
Bridges, who announced on Wednesday that he will forgo his final two years of eligibility and submit his name for the 2018 NBA Draft, was one of 10 players selected to the team.
In addition, Bridges was also recognized as a Consensus Second Team All-America selection by the NCAA. To be considered a consensus All-America, a player needs to be selected first, second or third team by the Associated Press, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and The Sporting News.
Bridges capped off a stellar two-year career at Michigan State this year. He was a unanimous All-Big Ten First Team selection and was named a Second Team All-American by The Sporting News, the USBWA, USA Today and the NABC.
Bridges led Michigan State in scoring with 17.0 points per game, was second on the team with 7.0 rebounds and third on the team with 2.8 assists per game. He ranked sixth in the Big Ten in scoring, 11th in rebounding and fourth in the league in free throw percentage (85.3 percent).
He was one of only four players in the country averaging at least 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 0.8 blocks per game.
Bridges was also selected to the National Ballot for the John R. Wooden Award®, was one of five finalists for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award and was one of 10 national semifinalists for the 50th Citizen Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Player of the Year.