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March 26, 2012OMAHA, 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.
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