All in the Family: McDermott Becomes 6th League MVP Under Father

Creighton's Greg and Doug McDermott buttressed their case as one of the all-time top five father-son, coach-player combinations when Doug was designated Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year. Doug, a sophomore forward, is the sixth MVP and 12th all-league first-team selection in NCAA history to play under his dad.

If McDermott remains in college two more years, he could join LSU legend Pete Maravich as the only other player to win three such league awards while on his father's roster. Following is a chronological list of sons who were all-league choices while playing for their dad at the same school:

Coach-Father School Conference Player-Son Pos. All-League Selection(s)
Frank Keaney Rhode Island New England Warner Keaney C 2nd in 1938-39 and 1st in 1939-40 and 1940-41
Phog Allen Kansas Big Six Bobby Allen C 1st in 1939-40 and 1940-41
Fred A. Enke Arizona Border Fred W. Enke G 1st from 1945-46 through 1947-48
Doggie Julian Dartmouth Ivy League Toby Julian G 2nd in 1955-56
Press Maravich Louisiana State SEC *Pete Maravich G 1st from 1967-68 through 1969-70
Jim Padgett Nevada-Reno WCAC Pete Padgett C 2nd in 1972-73 and 1st from 1973-74 through 1975-76
Bus Connor Boise State Big Sky Steve Connor G 2nd in 1975-76 and 1976-77 and 1st in 1977-78
Sonny Allen Nevada-Reno Big Sky Billy Allen G 2nd in 1981-82 and 1st in 1982-83
Ed Goorjian Loyola Marymount WCAC Greg Goorjian G 1st in 1982-83
Dick Acres Oral Roberts Midwestern Collegiate *Mark Acres C 1st from 1982-83 through 1984-85
Jerry Tarkanian UNLV PCAA Danny Tarkanian G 2nd in 1983-84
Dave Whitney Alcorn State SWAC Davey Whitney G 1st in 1985-86
Bill Berry San Jose State Big West Ricky Berry G-F 1st from 1985-86 through 1987-88
Dick Bennett Wisconsin-Green Bay Mid-Continent *Tony Bennett G 2nd in 1988-89 and 1st from 1989-90 through 1991-92
Wade Houston Tennessee SEC Allan Houston G 1st from 1989-90 through 1992-93
Homer Drew Valparaiso Mid-Continent *Bryce Drew G 2nd in 1994-95 and 1st from 1995-96 through 1997-98
Thomas Trotter Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC Tee Trotter G 2nd in 2002-03 and 1st in 2003-04
Lon Kruger UNLV Mountain West Kevin Kruger G 3rd in 2006-07
Jim Baron Rhode Island Atlantic 10 Jimmy Baron G 1st in 2008-09
Clifford Reed Bethune-Cookman MEAC *C.J. Reed G 2nd in 2008-09 and 1st in 2009-10 and 2010-11
Dick Hunsaker Utah Valley Great West Holton Hunsaker G 2nd in 2011-12
Greg McDermott Creighton Missouri Valley *Doug McDermott F 1st in 2010-11 and 2011-12
Ernie Zeigler Central Michigan Mid-American Trey Zeigler G-F 3rd in 2011-12

*Conference MVP (Maravich was honored three times while Acres, Bennett and Drew each were named twice).