Louisville junior Brendan McKay has been named National Player of the Year by Baseball America

Louisville junior Brendan McKay has been named National Player of the Year by Baseball America.

University of Louisville junior Brendan McKay has added two more honors to his resume.

McKay has been named Baseball America Player of the Year and was also announced as one of four finalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, which is presented to the top player in college baseball.

"He just takes it one day at a time," U of L coach Dan McDonnell said. "He plays the game, loves the game and just wants to enjoy it and I know his teammates enjoy that and they really appreciate that.

". . . I go back to the coment before the season started that he had the chance to go down as one of the greatest college baseball players of all time. That scares you as a coach. But we are all so proud of him and so happy for him as a kid."

McKay is 30-10 for his career with a 2.13 ERA in 52 career starts.

He's expected to be one of the top two picks in Monday's Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft. He will likely start for Louisville on Saturday in game two of the Super Regionals.

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