By JEFF POTRYKUS Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON – Ethan Happ added one more honor to his college basketball résumé.

Happ, a two-time All-American in his four seasons at Wisconsin, on Friday was named the winner of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award.

The award is given annually to the best center in college basketball. UW’s Frank Kaminsky won the inaugural award in 2015.

Happ averaged 17.3 points, 10.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game as a senior. He was the only player in the nation to average at least 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists per game.

“It is a very special honor,” Happ said during ESPN’s College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles.

The other finalists were: Jessie Govan (Georgetown), Bruno Fernando (Maryland), Charles Bassey (Western Kentucky) and Nathan Knight (William & Mary).

In addition to Kaminsky, previous award winners were:

Seton Hall’s Angel Delgado in 2018, Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski in 2017 and Utah’s Jacob Poetl in 2016.

Happ led UW in points, rebounds, assists and steals as a senior and was a consensus second-team All-American pick.

He ranked eighth in the NCAA with 21 double-doubles, matching the UW school record that was set in 1967-’68 by Joe Franklin.

With 2,130 points, 1,217 rebounds and 423 assists, Happ is one of six players in NCAA history to accumulate at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 400 assists. He joins Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird, Danny Ferry, Stacey Augmon and John Konchar.