Trey Burke and Otto Porter Jr. Headline 2013 AP All-America Team
Michigan Wolverines point guard Trey Burke and Georgetown Hoyas forward Otto Porter Jr. tied for the lead in votes for college basketball's 2012-13 AP All-America team.
Jim O'Connell of the Associated Press broke the news in a report on Monday.
Also on the team are Indiana star guard Victor Oladipo, Gonzaga seven-footer Kelly Olynyk and versatile, high-scoring Creighton forward Doug McDermott.
McDermott was the key cog in the Bluejays' outstanding offense, averaging 23.2 points for the nation's best-shooting team (50.8 percent).
The 6’8” junior is the 51st player in NCAA history to make the prestigious squad for a second consecutive time. Most recently, former Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger pulled off the feat.
March has treated the two leading vote-getters in polar-opposite ways.
While Burke is the only player on this list still playing in leading the Wolverines to the Final Four, Porter fell victim to a massive upset in the Round of 64, as the Hoyas fell to No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast.
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This fantastic sophomore duo received 62 first-team votes apiece, but the Hoosiers' Oladipo was not far behind, garnering 58 first-team votes. The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year was also extremely efficient on the offensive end, shooting just under 60 percent in averaging 13.6 points per contest.
Olynyk's play allowed Gonzaga to end the regular season as the No. 1 team in the AP poll, but the Bulldogs lost to a red-hot Wichita State team that eventually won the entire West Region as a No. 9 seed. The big man averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Zags.
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