East Lansing — Michigan State’s Miles Bridges was named a second-team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) on Monday.
It is the third All-American honor in the last week for Bridges, who earned second-team honors from both The Sporting News and USA Today.
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).
Named the team Most Valuable Player during the Spartans’ banquet on Sunday, Bridges became the 49th player in Michigan State history to pass the 1,000-point mark this season and he enters the NCAA Tournament with 1,015 career points.
Bridges is also on the national ballot for the John R. Wooden Award, is one of five finalists for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award, is one of 10 national semifinalists competing for the 50th Citizen Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Player of the Year and is on the watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy.