Armando Bacot named Sporting News First-Team All-American

Fresh off of a season-opening win, UNC basketball forward Armando Bacot was named a Sporting News All-American.

Bacot was listed as a First-Team member, while Caleb Love was on the Third-Team.

Bacot is among the top players in the country coming into this season, fresh off of a junior year in which he averaged 16.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per game.

On Monday in the UNC season-opener, Bacot had 16 points on 5-of-10 from the field with nine rebounds and one block. During the first half of UNC’s win, he passed Brad Daugherty (1,003) and Mitch Kupchak (1,006) for rebounds in program history — moving to 8th all-time. 

Bacot has been listed on numerous All-American teams to begin the year and is one of the main reasons for North Carolina entering the season as the top team in the country.

Here are the full teams:

FIRST TEAM

Armando Bacot, North Carolina

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana

Marcus Sasser, Houston

Drew Timme, Gonzaga

Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky

SECOND TEAM

Hunter Dickinson, Michigan

Keyonte George, Baylor

Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA

Mike Miles Jr., TCU

Jalen Wilson, Kansas

THIRD TEAM

Kendric Davis, Memphis

Dereck Lively II, Duke

Caleb Love, North Carolina

Drew Peterson, USC

Nick Smith Jr., Arkansas

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