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Doug McDermott Named All-American by Associated Press; Wooden Award

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.

Associated Press All-America
First Team

Thomas Robinson, Kansas, 6-10, 237, junior, Washington, 17.9 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 1.9 apg, 53.1 fg pct. (65 first-place votes, 325 points)
Anthony Davis, Kentucky, 6-10, 220, freshman, Chicago, 14.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 64.2 fg pct., 4.6 blocks (63, 321)
Draymond Green, Michigan State, 6-7, 230, senior, Saginaw, Mich., 16.1 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.5 steals (53, 301)
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State, 6-9, 280, sophomore, Columbus, Ohio, 17.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 53.9 fg pct. (30, 246)
Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6-7, 220, sophomore, Ames, Iowa, 23.2 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 61.0 fg pct., 49.5 3-pt fg pct. (29, 237)

Second Team
Isaiah Canaan, Murray State, 6-0, 195, junior, Biloxi, Miss., 19.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.7 apg, 47.3 3-pt fg pct., 84.0 ft pct, 1.4 steals (30, 232)
Marcus Denmon, Missouri, 6-3, 185, senior, Kansas City, Mo., 17.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.1 apg, 40.9 3-pt fg pct., 89.8 ft pct., 1.6 steals (22, 220)
Tyler Zeller, North Carolina, 7-0, 250, senior, Washington, Ind., 16.5 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 55.5 fg pct., 80.9 ft pct., 1.3 blocks (7, 185)
Jae Crowder, Marquette, 6-6, 235, senior, Villa Rica, Ga., 17.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.1 apg, 50.5 fg pct., 2.4 steals (6, 140)
Kevin Jones, West Virginia, 6-8, 260, senior, Mount Vernon, N.Y., 20.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 38.3 minutes, 51.3 fg pct. (2, 112)

Third Team
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky, 6-7, 232, freshman, Somerdale, N.J., 11.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.0 apg (0, 89)
Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas, 6-3, 185, senior, Hoboken, N.J., 17.3 ppg, 4.8 apg, 49.2 fg pct, 43.5 3-pt fg pct. (2, 83)
John Jenkins, Vanderbilt, 6-4, 220, junior, Hendersonville, Tenn., 19.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 44.8 3-pt fg pct., 84.3 ft pct. (2, 73)
Kendall Marshall, North Carolina, 6-4, 195, sophomore, Dumfries, Va., 7.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 9.7 apg, 1.2 steals (5, 49)
Damian Lillard, Weber State, 6-3, 195, junior, Oakland, Calif., 24.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.1 apg, 42.1 3-pt fg pct., 88.1 ft pct., 1.5 steals (3, 45)

Honorable Mention
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.

2011-12 John R. Wooden Award All Americans

Name

 

Ht.

Yr.

Pos.

University

Conference

Isaiah

Canaan

6-0

Jr.

G

Murray State

Ohio Valley

Jae

Crowder

6-6

Sr.

F

Marquette

Big East

Anthony

Davis

6-10

Fr.

F

Kentucky

SEC

Marcus

Denmon

6-3

Sr.

G

Missouri

Big 12

Draymond

Green

6-7

Sr.

F

Michigan State

Big Ten

Kevin

Jones

6-8

Sr.

F

West Virginia

Big East

Doug

McDermott

6-7

So.

F

Creighton

Missouri Valley

Thomas

Robinson

6-10

Jr.

F

Kansas

Big 12

Jared

Sullinger*

6-9

So.

F

Ohio State

Big Ten

Tyler

Zeller

7-0

Sr.

F

North Carolina

ACC

(Players listed alphabetically.)

*indicates player was 2011 Wooden Award All American

 

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