Arizona freshman Deandre Ayton named NABC first-team All American

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The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced on Wednesday the 2018 NABC Coaches’ Division I All-America teams. The teams were selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC.

Arizona freshman Deandre Ayton was named first-team All American by the NABC. He joins Jalen Brunson (Villanova), Marvin Bagley III (Duke), Devonte’ Graham (Kansas) and Trae Young (Oklahoma) on the first-team.

Ayton is also a finalist for the Naismith Award, given to the top player in college basketball. Ayton, Bagley, Graham and Brunson are the four finalist for the award.

The freshman led the Wildcats to a Pac-12 regular season and tournament title this year and will head to the NBA Draft. He was named Pac-12 Player of the Year, Pac-12 Tournament MVP and Pac-12 freshman of the year. The 7-foot-1 forward is averaged 20.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists a game.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), located in Kansas City, Mo., was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary University of Kansas basketball coach.

 

 

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