Creighton's Doug McDermott has been named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press.
He is Creighton's first first-team All-America selection and he joins three-time selection Pete Maravich of LSU as All-Americans coached by their fathers.
The 6-foot-7 sophomore was third in Division I in scoring with a 23.2 average. He averaged 8.2 rebounds and shot 61 percent from the field, including 49.5 percent from 3-point range.
“It's really special. It really hasn't hit me yet. Later down the road it will,” McDermott said of his selection. “It's something real cool to be in the company of some of those names. Creighton never had one. It's really cool to be able to be the first, especially with all the great players who have been at Creighton over the years.”
McDermott has previously been named a First Team All-American by the USBWA, NABC, ESPN.com and a second-team All-American by The Sporting News and CBSSports.com. He is one of four finalists for the Naismith Award. He has previously been named the Larry Bird MVC Player of the Year, the first sophomore in the award's history to be honored.
He had a great year. It is what it is. He is an first team All American.
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