AP announces All-Americans; Doug McDermott a three-time AA

Doug McDermott's the first three-time first-teamer since Patrick Ewing, Wayman Tisdale in '85. (USATSI)
Doug McDermott's the first three-time first-teamer since Patrick Ewing, Wayman Tisdale in '85. (USATSI)

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The Associated Press announced its five-man All-American team on Monday.

It's led by Creighton senior Doug McDermott, who was a unanimous choice and ther first player since Patrick Ewing and Wayman Tisdale in 1985 to make three straight AP All-American First Teams. McDermott led the country in scoring in the regular season this year (26.9).

"Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine being with names of that caliber," McDermott told the AP. "Truly an honor to be an All-American three straight years. It's hard to wrap my mind around being in the company of those guys."

The AP's First Team is dominated by elder statesmen: four of the five are seniors. Joining McDermott are Shabazz Napier (Connecticut), Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati) and Russ Smith (Louisville). The fifth member was a standout freshman, Jabari Parker (Duke).

Napier, Kilpatrick and Smith played in the same conference, the American Athletic Conference, marking the first time since the ACC in 2001-02 that one league had three players on the AP's First Team.

Voting was finalized on Selection Sunday. Napier is the only player whose season is still going. No. 7 Connecticut plays No. 1 overall seed Florida Saturday night in the Final Four. Here's where the stat lines stand/finished for the five.

McDermott: 26.7 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.6 APG
Napier: 18.1 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 4.9 APG
Kilpatrick: 20.6 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.5 APG
Smith: 18.2 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 4.6 APG
Parker: 19.1 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 1.2 APG

The second team consisted of: Nick Johnson (Arizona), Andrew Wiggins (Kansas), Nik Stauskas (Michigan), Melvin Ejim (Iowa State) and T.J. Warren (North Carolina State). 

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