Arizona's Derrick Williams officially an All-American

Arizona Wildcat forward Derrick Williams was officially named as a second team All-American basketball player Monday.

The sophomore finished the pre-NCAA Tournament season with averages of 19.1 points and 8.1 rebounds an outing. Want some juicier statistics?

The power forward shot an astouding 61.5 percent in leading the Wildcats to a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament, grabbing 11 double-doubles in 34 starts. His 3-point shooting didn't fall too far behind his field goal percentage; the 6-foot-8, 241-pound Williams shot the long ball at a 60.3 percent clip.

Historically, Williams becomes the 25th WIldcat to draw an All-American honor, and first Arizona player to fall into the second team or first team since 2008, when freshman Jerryd Bayless was one of ESPN.com and Sports Illustrated's picks.

Here's a look at the rest of the United States Basketball Writers Association's All-American members for 2011:

First team:

Jimmer Fredette, BYU
JaJuan Johnson, Purdue
Nolan Smith, Duke
Kemba Walker, UConn
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State

Second team:

Derrick Williams, Arizona
Kenneth Faried, Morehead State
Jordan Hamilton, Texas
Ben Hasbrough, Notre Dame
Marcus Morris, Kansas

And there's more.

Williams is still in the running for the John R. Wooden Award, a national player of the year honor. The list was cut to 20 players Monday. The final announcement for that distinction will be announced during the week of March 21.

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