Harris named AP second-team All-American

Badger point guard received the sixth-most votes in the nation in Associated Press balloting

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Wisconsin junior point guard Devin Harris earned second-team All-American acclaim from the Associated Press Tuesday. Harris, the Big Ten player of the year, led Wisconsin to a school-record 25 wins, the Big Ten tournament title and the second round of the NCAA tournament.

 

Harris averaged 19.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He set school single-season records for points (624), free throws (171), free throw attempts (216) and minutes played (1,162). His 75 3-pointers tied for second on Wisconsin's all-time single-season list and his 141 assists ranks fourth.

 

In balloting of the 72 media members who vote in the weekly AP Division I poll, Harris earned 180 points, the sixth-highest total in the nation. Voters pick three teams, with players receiving five points for a first-team endorsement, three points for second and one point for third. Harris was a first-team selection on 15 ballots. Connecticut's Emeka Okafor and St. Joseph's Jameer Nelson headlined the first-team honorees, receiving a perfect 360 points.

 

In addition to Harris, only three other Big Ten players received All-American honors. Minnesota freshman forward Kris Humphries, Illinois sophomore guard Dee Brown and Michigan State sophomore center Paul Davis were among the honorable mention selections.

 

AP All-American first team (voting point totals in parentheses)

Jameer Nelson, Sr., St. Joseph's (360)

Emeka Okafor, Jr., Connecticut (360)

Lawrence Roberts, Jr., Mississippi State (308)

Josh Childress, Jr., Stanford (235)

Ryan Gomes, Jr., Providence (208)

 

Second team

Devin Harris, Jr. Wisconsin (180)

Julius Hodge, Jr., North Carolina State (174)

Luke Jackson, Sr., Oregon (159)

Andre Emmett, Sr., Texas Tech (142)

Blake Stepp, Sr., Gonzaga (140)

 

Third team

Chris Duhon, Sr., Duke (125)

John Lucas, Jr., Oklahoma State (114)

Hakim Warrick, Jr., Syracuse (103)

Rashad McCants, So., North Carolina (75)

Wayne Simien, Jr., Kansas (75)


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