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McDermott selected to AP All-America first team

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Creighton's Doug McDermott, a 6-foot-8 forward, became the 51st player to make the Associated Press All-America team in consecutive years.

The team was announced Monday.

McDermott averaged 23.1 points and 7.5 rebounds while shooting 56.1 percent from the field and 49.7 percent from 3-point range.

Michigan's Trey Burke and Georgetown's Otto Porter Jr. tied as the first team's leading vote-getters. Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk were also selected to the team.

Burke and Porter each received 62 first-team votes and 319 points from the 65-member national media panel. Voting was on a 5-3-1 basis and was completed before the NCAA Tournament.

Oladipo got 58 first-team votes and 306 points. McDermott had 44 votes and 279 points. Olynyk received 47 votes and 305 points.

Burke averaged 19.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists and shot 40.1 percent on 3-pointers.

Porter averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while shooting 42.7 percent from 3-point range.

Oladipo averaged 13.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals while shooting 59.9 percent from the field and 44.3 percent from behind the arc.

Olynyk averaged 17.5 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 65.2 percent from the field.

Freshman guard Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State got 11 first-team votes and 190 points. He was joined on the second team by Duke senior Mason Plumlee, Indiana sophomore Cody Zeller, Miami sophomore Shane Larkin and Kansas freshman Ben McLemore.

The third team included Kansas senior Jeff Withey, Virginia Tech senior Erick Green, South Dakota State senior Nate Wolters, Ohio State junior DeShaun Thomas and Louisville junior Russ Smith.
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