OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton sophomore Doug McDermott has been named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press, the first such player in program history. He's also one of 10 men on the John R. Wooden All-America Team, another program first.
McDermott was one of five men named first team All-America by the AP, where he was joined by Anthony Davis (Kentucky), Draymond Green (Michigan State), Thomas Robinson (Kansas) and Jared Sullinger (Ohio State).
McDermott is Creighton's first player honored by the AP on its first-team All-America squad. Kyle Korver (2003) was a second-team choice, while Paul Silas (1964) was a third-team honoree.
When it comes to the John R. Wooden Award All-America squad, McDermott is the first Bluejay honored since its inception in 1977.
McDermott has previously been named a First Team All-American by the USBWA, NABC, ESPN.com and a Second Team All-America by The Sporting News and CBSSports.com. He is one of four finalists for the Naismith Award, and also a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award given to the nation's top player. He has previously been named the Larry Bird MVC Player of the Year, the first sophomore in the award's history to be honored.
McDermott finished his season averaging 22.9 points per game, a figure
that ranks third nationally. His 801 points, 307 field goals and 48.6
percent accuracy from three-point range all were school records for a
single-season. Creighton finished 29-6 and advanced to the third-round
of the NCAA Tournament.
Harrison Barnes, North Carolina; Will Barton, Memphis; Julian Boyd, LIU
Brooklyn; Ryan Broekhoff, Valparaiso; De'Mon Brooks, Davidson; Trey Burke, Michigan; Deonte Burton, Nevada; Torrey Craig,
S.C.-Upstate; Paul Crosby, Mississippi Valley State; Matthew
Dellavedova, Saint Mary's; LaRon Dendy, Middle Tennessee; Matt Dickey, UNC Asheville; Jamaal
Franklin, San Diego State; Jorge Gutierrez, California; John Henson,
North Carolina; Robbie Hummel, Purdue; Pierre Jackson, Baylor; Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette; Perry Jones III, Baylor; Kris Joseph, Syracuse; Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut; Scott Machado, Iona; C.J. McCollum, Lehigh; Dominique Morrison, Oral Roberts; Mike Moser, UNLV; Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure; Kyle O'Quinn, Norfolk State; Darryl
Partin, Boston University; Ryan Pearson, George Mason; Mason Plumlee,
Duke; Patrick Richard, McNeese State; Austin Rivers, Duke; Zack Rosen, Pennsylvania; Mike Scott, Virginia; John Shurna, Northwestern; Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin; Dion Waiters, Syracuse; Casper Ware, Long
Beach State; Mitchell Watt, Buffalo; Royce White, Iowa State; Isaiah
Wilkerson, NJIT; Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; Cody Zeller, Indiana.
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