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Doug McDermott Named a Wooden All-American

OMAHA, Neb. -- Doug McDermott has been named to the John R. Wooden All-America Team, the second straight year the Creighton basketball standout has earned the accolade that is handed out by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

The John R. Wooden All-America team honors a 10-member squad, but does not break down their selections into first- and second-team picks. In addition to McDermott, the team included Trey Burke (Michigan), Shane Larkin (Miami), Ben McLemore (Kansas), Victor Oladipo (Indiana), Kelly Olynyk (Gonzaga), Mason Plumlee (Duke), Otto Porter Jr. (Georgetown), DeShaun Thomas (Ohio State) and Cody Zeller (Indiana).

All players have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA, an important component of the Award insisted upon by Coach Wooden.  In addition to the academic aspect, the Wooden Award is unique among college postseason awards because voters could consider performance during the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

McDermott is the 58th man to earn a spot on the John R. Wooden All-America Team multiple times, and only repeat honoree this season. Only four men in NCAA history have earned the honor three or more times (Patrick Ewing, Wayman Tisdale, Ralph Sampson and Tyler Hansbrough).

McDermott ranks second nationally in scoring (23.2) and also averages 7.7 rebounds per game. The Ames, Iowa, product leads the nation with 284 field goals made and 834 points during a campaign that saw him shoot 54.8 percent from the field, 49.0 percent from three-point range and 87.5 percent at the line. The junior became the eighth player league history to win back-to-back MVC Player of the Year accolades, and is the second to win Most Outstanding Player honors at the MVC Tournament twice.

Creighton finished the 2012-13 season with a 28-8 record, winning MVC regular-season and tournament titles, before being eliminated in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday vs. No. 6 Duke.

Two-time John R. Wooden All-Americans
Mark Aguirre, DePaul (1980-81)
Steve Alford, Indiana (1986-87)
Ray Allen, Connecticut (1995-96)
Shane Battier, Duke (2000-01)
Len Bias, Maryland (1985-86)
Larry Bird, Indiana State (1978-79)
Dee Brown, Illinois (2005-06)
Calbert Cheaney, Indiana (1992-93)
Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State (1999-00)
Stephen Curry, Davidson (2008-09)
Todd Day, Arkansas (1991-92)
Tim Duncan, Wake Forest (1996-97)
Sean Elliott, Arizona (1988-89)
Danny Ferry, Duke (1988-89)
Phil Ford, North Carolina (1977-78)
Danny Fortson, Cincinnati (1996-97)
Hank Gathers, Loyola Marymount (1989-90)
Mike Gminski, Duke (1979-80)
David Greenwood, UCLA (1978-79)
Richard Hamilton, Connecticut (1998-99)
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame (2008-09)
Grant Hill, Duke (1993-94)
Bobby Hurley, Duke (1992-93)
Jim Jackson, Ohio State (1991-92)
Antawn Jamison, North Carolina (1997-98)
Larry Johnson, UNLV (1990-91)
Michael Jordan, North Carolina (1983-84)
Kerry Kittles, Villanova (1995-96)
Christian Laettner, Duke (1991-92)
Raef LaFrentz, Kansas (1997-98)
Trajan Langdon, Duke (1998-99)
Keith Lee, Memphis (1983, 85)
Danny Manning, Kansas (1986, 88)
Doug McDermott, Creighton (2012-13)
Sidney Moncrief, Arkansas (1978-79)
Eric Montross, North Carolina (1993-94)
Chris Mullin, St. John's (1984-85)
Troy Murphy, Notre Dame (2000-01)
Shaquille O'Neal, LSU (1991-92)
Emeka Okafor, Connecticut (2003-04)
Sam Perkins, North Carolina (1983-84)
J.J. Redick, Duke (2005-06)
Glenn Robinson, Purdue (1993-94)
Brandon Rush, Kansas (2007-08)
Lionel Simmons, La Salle (1989-90)
Steve Smith, Michigan State (1990-91)
Charles Smith, Pittsburgh (1987-88)
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State (2011-12)
Mychal Thompson, Minnesota (1977-78)
Keith Van Horn, Utah (1996-97)
Jacque Vaughn, Kansas (1996-97)
Kenny Walker, Kentucky (1985-86)
Jason Williams, Duke (2001-02)
Corliss Williamson, Arkansas (1994-95)

Three-time John R. Wooden All-Americans
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina (2007-09)
Ralph Sampson, Virginia (1981-83)
Wayman Tisale, Oklahoma (1983-85)

Four-time John R. Wooden All-Americans
Patrick Ewing, Georgetown (1982-85)
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