Former Texas A&M basketball player Alex Caruso named to NBA All-Defensive First Team
The NBA’s 2022-23 All-Defensive First Team boasts a handful of the league’s best defenders, and one name should catch the eye of the Aggie faithful.
On Tuesday afternoon the NBA announced the full voting results for the league’s All-Defensive teams. Headlining this year’s Kia NBA All-Defensive First Team is former Texas A&M star Alex Caruso, who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls.
Caruso is joined by the Milwaukee Bucks’ Jrue Holiday, Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr., Bucks center Brook Lopez, and Cleveland Cavaliers big man Evan Mobley.
The former Aggies guard finally notched an All-Defensive team accolade after years of developing into one of the NBA’s premier perimeter defenders. Caruso has averaged at least 1.0 steals per game for five straight seasons, with an average of 1.5 per game this past season with Chicago.
Caruso donned the Maroon and White from 2013-2016, averaging 8.0 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game, and 4.7 assists per game in 137 games for the Aggies.
In addition to the NBA sharing the results over social media, Texas A&M’s men’s basketball team made sure to show some love to a familiar face as well:
The 2022-23 Kia NBA All-Defensive First Team:
▪️ Alex Caruso, Chicago Bulls
▪️ Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks
▪️ Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies
▪️ Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks
▪️ Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers pic.twitter.com/Qc5eTBeBkx
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) May 9, 2023
🗣 1ST TEAM ALL-DEFENSE
Congrats & #GigEm, @ACFresh21 👍 pic.twitter.com/iJIk3TuEKQ
— Texas A&M Basketball (@aggiembk) May 9, 2023
Congrats Alex! It’s always a pleasure to watch you succeed at the NBA level, and this award is arguably long overdue. Gig’Em, and here’s to many more!
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