Monte Morris named AP preseason All-American

Feb 16, 2016; Waco, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) reacts as his last second shot did not count sending the game to overtime against the Baylor Bears at Ferrell Center. Baylor won 100-91 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State point guard Monte Morris has been named an Associated Press preseason All-American, the school announced on Wednesday.

Morris is joined on the team by Duke’s Grayson Allen, Cal’s Ivan Rabb, Villanova’s Josh Hart and Oregon’s Dillon Brooks.

Morris, the Big 12 preseason player of the year, averaged 13.8 points and 6.9 assists during his junior season for the Cyclones. The Flint, Mich. native is the second Cyclone in as many years to be picked for the team after Georges Niang was selected last season.

Jamaal Tinsley in 2000 is the only other Cyclone to make the preseason team.

Iowa State will host Sioux Falls in an exhibition on Sunday night at 6:30 in Hilton Coliseum.

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