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G: Matthew Dellavedova (Sr., St. Mary's)
G: Myck Kabongo (So., Texas)
F: Le'Bryan Nash (So., Oklahoma State)
F: Patric Young (Jr., Florida)
C: Gorgui Dieng (Jr., Louisville)
Let's jump right into with the All-American third team. Honestly, depending on how a few things play out, I feel like some players on my second and third teams could be interchangeable.
St. Mary's point guard Matthew Dellavedova was an AP All-American Honorable Mention after posting career-best stats (15.5 points per game, 6.4 assists per game) and leading his Gaels to a conference championship over rival Gonzaga.
Dellavedova's work ethic and scrappy style of play make him an intriguing NBA prospect—a solid rotation guy, for sure.
Myck Kabongo is the type of player that has the talent and potential to be a first-team All-American, but a disappointing freshman season has me slightly worried about Kabongo's progression. Thankfully, Kabongo decided to return for his sophomore season to work on his game.
Florida forward Patric Young is another player that will benefit from an extra year in school. The sophomore forward averaged 10.3 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game this season. He will need to improve his overall game to garner All-American consideration.
Gorgui Dieng made a name for himself in the NCAA tournament after he recorded seven blocks in an upset victory over Michigan State. Dieng is still raw offensively, but he is a monster on the boards (9.1 per game) and on defense (3.2 blocks per game). However, his 9.4 points per game gave him a near double-double on the season.
If he improves at all, Dieng will be contending for an All-American spot.
Oklahoma State small forward Le'Bryan Nash has lottery potential written all over him. He has an NBA body and all the athleticism in the world. Nash's freshman season was cut short after injuring his left hand, but he will be primed and ready to have a sensational sophomore season.