OMAHA, Neb. -- Doug McDermott has been named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press, the second straight year the Creighton basketball standout has earned the accolade from the national wire service.
McDermott joins some elite company with his back-to-back first team honor from the Associated Press. Since the awards started in 1947-48, McDermott is just the 51st man to earn first team accolades twice, and fifth from the MVC (joining Ed Macauley, Oscar Robertson, Wes Unseld and Larry Bird). Only 11 men in NCAA history have been named three-time First Team All-Americans at the Division I level by the AP, and none since Patrick Ewing and Wayman Tisdale from 1983-85.
McDermott is joined on the First Team by Michigan's Trey Burke, Georgetown's Otto Porter Jr., Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk.
The award also clinches consensus First Team All-America honors for McDermott for the second straight year. The four teams used to select consensus teams are the Associated Press, The National Association of Basketball Coaches, the United States Basketball Writers Association and Sporting News magazine. Since 1984, the NCAA has applied a standardized point system to those teams designated as "major" All-American teams to determine consensus teams. The point system consists of three points for first team, two points for second team and one point for third team.
McDermott ranks second nationally in scoring (23.2) and also averages 7.7 rebounds per game. The Ames, Iowa, product leads the nation with 284 field goals made and 834 points during a campaign that saw him shoot 54.8 percent from the field, 49.0 percent from three-point range and 87.5 percent at the line. The junior became the eighth player league history to win back-to-back MVC Player of the Year accolades, and is the second to win Most Outstanding Player honors at the MVC Tournament twice.
Creighton finished the 2012-13 season with a 28-8 record, winning MVC regular-season and tournament titles, before being eliminated in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday vs. No. 6 Duke.
First Team Associated Press All-America Team (first place votes, points) Trey Burke, Michigan (62, 319) Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown (62, 319) Victor Oladipo, Indiana (58, 306) Doug McDermott, Creighton (44, 279) Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga (47, 278)
Players who have repeated as Associated Press First Team All-Americans: Three Years (10) Tom Gola, La Salle, 1953-55; Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati, 1958-60; Jerry Lucas, Ohio State, 1960-62; Lew Alcindor, UCLA, 1967-69; Pete Maravich, LSU, 1968-70. Bill Walton, UCLA, 1972-74; David Thompson, North Carolina State, 1973-75; Ralph Sampson, Virginia, 1981-83; Patrick Ewing, Georgetown, 1983-85; Wayman Tisdale, Oklahoma, 1983-85.
Two Years (41) Ralph Beard, Kentucky, 1948-49; Ed Macauley, St. Louis, 1948-49; Clyde Lovellette, Kansas, 1951-52; Cliff Hagan, Kentucky, 1952, 1954; Robin Freeman, Ohio State, 1955-56. Bill Russell, San Francisco, 1955-56; Darrell Floyd, Furman, 1955-56; Wilt Chamberlain, Kansas, 1957-58; Jerry West, West Virginia, 1959-60; Terry Dischinger, Purdue, 1961-62. Chet Walker, Bradley, 1961-62; Garry Bradds, Ohio State, 1963-64; Bill Bradley, Princeton, 1964-65; Cazzie Russell, Michigan, 1965-66; Wes Unseld, Louisville, 1967-68. Elvin Hayes, Houston, 1967-68; Rick Mount, Purdue, 1969-70; Calvin Murphy, Niagara, 1969-70; Ed Ratleff, Long Beach State, 1972-73; Adrian Dantley, Notre Dame, 1975-76. Scott May, Indiana, 1975-76; Kent Benson, Indiana, 1976-77; Phil Ford, North Carolina, 1977-78; Larry Bird, Indiana State, 1978-79; David Greenwood, UCLA, 1978-79. Mark Aguirre, DePaul, 1980-81; Kevin Magee, UC Irvine, 1981-82; Michael Jordan, North Carolina, 1983-84; Steve Alford, Indiana, 1986-87; Danny Manning, Kansas, 1987-88. Chris Jackson, LSU, 1989-90; Larry Johnson, UNLV, 1990-91; Shaquille O'Neal, LSU, 1991-92; Tim Duncan, Wake Forest, 1996-97; Raef LaFrentz, Kansas, 1997-98 Troy Murphy, Notre Dame, 2000-01; Jason Williams, Duke, 2001-02; J.J. Redick, Duke, 2005-06; Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, 2008-09; Jared Sullinger, Ohio State, 2011-12; Doug McDermott, Creighton, 2012-13
Consensus All-America Standings (3 points for 1st team, 2 points for 2nd team, 1 point for 3rd team)