Arizona Wildcats freshman forward Deandre Ayton was named to the AP All-America team on Tuesday.
He becomes the 30th All-American in Arizona history. The 7-foot-1, 260-pound Bahamian averaged 20.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game on 61 percent shooting.
Ayton, who will likely be a top-three pick in June’s NBA Draft, was Pac-12 Player of the Year and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. He also recorded a school-record 24 double-doubles.
The rest of the AP All-America first team is comprised of Villanova’s Jalen Brunson, Oklahoma’s Trae Young, Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, and Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham.
It’s the first time three freshmen — Ayton, Young, and Bagley — have been named to the AP All-America first team in its 70-year history. Ayton received 61 first-place votes and 317 points. Only Brunson garnered more.
Arizona guard Allonzo Trier was an honorable mention. Here is the full roster:
Jalen Brunson, Villanova, 6-3, 190, junior
Deandre Ayton, Arizona, 7-1, 260, freshman
Trae Young, Oklahoma, 6-2, 180, freshman
Marvin Bagley III, Duke, 6-11, 234, freshman
Devonte’ Graham, Kansas, 6-2, 185, senior
Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State, 6-7, 235, junior
Trevon Bluiett, Xavier, 6-6, 198, senior
Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s, 6-11, 255, senior
Miles Bridges, Michigan State, 6-7, 225, sophomore
Jevon Carter, West Virginia, 6-2, 205, senior
Keenan Evans, Texas Tech, 6-3, 190, senior
Carsen Edwards, Purdue, 6-1, 200, sophomore
Mikal Bridges, Villanova, 6-7, 210, junior
Luke Maye, North Carolina, 6-8, 240, junior
Kyle Guy, Virginia, 6-2, 175, sophomore
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