Afflalo Named AP First Team AA

UCLA's Arron Afflalo makes probably the most prestigious All-American Team, the AP team, Monday, for the 2006-2007 season. Afflalo is just one of two players named to the first team whose team is still alive and playing in the Final Four...

AP named its All-American Team Monday, and UCLA's Arron Afflalo was named to the first-team list.

"First and foremost team goals are always most important, but when it comes to the All-America team it's a positive thing," Afflalo told AP. "It shows that other people who know the game of basketball understand my contributions and importance to my team."

With freshmen Kevin Durant and Greg Oden making the team, it's the first time since 1990 that two freshmen were voted to The Associated Press' All-America first team.

Associated Press All-Americans
First Team

• Kevin Durant, Texas
• Alando Tucker, Wisconsin
• Acie Law IV, Texas A&M
• Arron Afflalo, UCLA
• Greg Oden, Ohio State

Second Team

• Nick Fazekas, Nevada
• Tyler Hansbrough, UNC
• Chris Lofton, Tennessee
• Jared Dudley, Boston College
• Joakim Noah, Florida

Third Team

• Jeff Green, Georgetown
• Al Horford, Florida
• Aaron Brooks, Oregon
• Al Thornton, Florida State
• Aaron Gray, Pittsburgh


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