OMAHA, Neb. -- Doug McDermott has been named a First Team All-American by Basketball Times, and finished as the second-runner up in the voting for the John R. Wooden Award, the latest recognitions for the Creighton basketball standout.
Basketball Times had McDermott on its First Team All-America squad for the second straight season. He's joined by Georgetown's Otto Porter Jr., Michigan's Trey Burke, and Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller on the squad.
Burke, who led Michigan to the Final Four, has had a big week thus far. The sophomore guard has won the John R. Wooden Award and Oscar Robertson Trophy in the past 48 hours, while also being named Associated Press Player of the Year. McDermott had been a finalist for all three awards.
In the Wooden Award voting, Burke had 2,808 points, just ahead of second-place finisher Oladipo (2,718). McDermott was third (2,344) followed by Porter (2,144) Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk (2,079), Miami's Shane Larkin (1,822), Zeller (1,730), Duke's Mason Plumlee (1,304), Ohio State's DeShaun Thomas (1,202) and Kansas' Ben McLemore (1,072).
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.
The Basketball Times article on the All-America teams also broke down each player's stats against teams seeded 12th or higher in the NCAA Tournament. McDermott's 26.8 points per game was easily the best of any First Team All-American, far eclipsing the 18.6 per game from Burke.
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.
Doug McDermott's 2012-13 Awards Andy Katz’s Midseason National Player of the Year Associated Press First Team All-American Basketball Times First Team All-American CBSSports.com First Team All-American CBSSports.com Midseason First Team All-American CollegeInsider.com MVC Player of the Year CollegeInsider.com Lute Olson All-America Team Dick Vitale First Team All-American Dick Vitale’s National Player of the Week, 11/25 Dick Vitale’s Midseason National Player of the Year ESPN.com Co-National Player of the Week, 3/3 ESPN.com First Team All-American ESPN.com National Player of the Month (Dec.) First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference John R. All-America Team John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 List John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List John R. Wooden Award Finalist (14) Larry Bird MVC Player of the Year Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team Las Vegas Invitational MVP Lou Henson Award Finalist (25) Lute Olson Award Preseason All-America Team Lute Olson Award Midseason Player of the Year MVC All-Tournament Team MVC Player of the Week, 11/12 MVC Player of the Week, 11/26 MVC Player of the Week, 12/10 MVC Player of the Week, 12/17 MVC Player of the Week, 1/14 MVC Player of the Week, 2/4 MVC Player of the Week, 2/18 MVC Player of the Week, 3/4 MVC Tournament Most Outstanding Player NABC All-District 16 First Team Naismith Early Season Watch List Naismith Award Midseason Watch List (30) Naismith Award Finalist (4) Preseason All-Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Associated Press First Team All-American Preseason CBSSports.com First Team All-American Preseason ESPN.com First Team All-American Preseason MVC Player of the Year Preseason Sporting News First Team All-American Preseason Sports Illustrated First Team All-American Seth Davis’ National Player of the Week, 12/17 Seth Davis’ Midseason National Player of the Year Sports Illustrated Midseason First Team All-American Sporting News Midseason First Team All-American Sporting News Second Team All-American USBWA All-District VI First Team USBWA District VI Player of the Year USBWA First Team All-American USBWA National Player of the Week, 12/18 USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List (12) USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist (14)
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