2018 AP All-American Teams

The 2017-18 AP-All American teams have been released, and for the first time ever, three freshman highlight the list of All-Americans. Marvin Bagley III (Duke), Trae Young (Oklahoma), and DeAndre Ayton (Arizona) were all named to the AP All-American First Team after stellar seasons. All three of these freshman will be heading to the NBA Draft and have long careers ahead of them.

Trae Young, the only guard out of the group of three freshman, took the college basketball world by storm this season, finishing the season leading the country in points and assists per game, averaging 27.4 PPG and 8.7 APG. Ayton and Bagley both averaged double-doubles for the season and are projected to be the top two picks in this year’s NBA Draft.

The two veterans named to the AP All-American First Team, Jalen Brunson and Devonte Graham, both find themselves playing against each other in the Final Four and a chance to lift the National Championship Trophy. Both veteran guards led their schools to number one seedings in the NCAA Tournament this season and have been vital parts to their season all year long. Brunson led the Wildcats with 19.2 PPG this season and shot a career high 41.4% from three-point range. Devonte Graham is averaging a career high 17.2 PPG and is shooting just over 40% from long-range this season.

 

First Team:

G Jalen Brunson – Junior – Villanova (19.4 PPG, 4.7 APG, 3.1 RPG, 53.1 FG%, 41.3 3P%) – 63 first-place votes, 321 points
F DeAndre Ayton – Freshman – Arizona (20.3 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 2.0 BPG, 61.6 FG%) – 61 first-place votes, 317 points
G Trae Young – Freshman – Oklahoma (27.4 PPG, 8.7 APG, 3.9 RPG, 1.7 SPG, 36.0 3P%) – 61 first-place votes, 315 points
F Marvin Bagley III – Freshman – Duke (21.1 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 2.0 BPG, 60.5 FG%) – 59 first-place votes, 313 points
G Devonte’ Graham – Senior – Kansas (17.3 PPG, 7.5 APG, 3.9 RPG, 1.6 SPG, 41.2 3P%) – 54 first-place votes, 303 points

 

Second Team:

F Keita Bates-Diop – Junior – Ohio State (19.4 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 1.7 BPG, 48.0 FG%) – 10 first-place votes, 186 points
G Trevon Bluiett – Senior – Xavier (19.5 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 2.5 APG, 42.3 3P%) – 5 first-place votes, 183 points
C Jock Landale – Senior – St. Mary’s (21.4 PPG, 10.3 BPG, 2.1 APG, 1.1 BPG, 64.0 FG%) – 3 first-place votes, 153 points
F Miles Bridges – Sophomore – Michigan State (16.9 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 2.8 APG, 88.3 FT%) – 3 first-place votes, 145 points
G Jevon Carter – Senior – West Virginia (17.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 6.6 APG, 2.9 SPG, 86.3 FT%) – 1 first-place vote, 109 points

 

Third Team:

G Keenan Evans – Senior – Texas Tech (17.5 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 3.2 APG, 1.2 SPG) – 2 first-place votes, 102 points
G Carsen Edwards – Sophomore – Purdue (18.5 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.2 SPG, 41.2 3P%) – 0 first-place votes, 99 points
F Mikal Bridges – Junior – Villanova (18.0 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 2.1 APG, 52.1 FG%, 43.3 3P%) – 2 first-place votes, 64 points
F Luke Maye – Junior – UNC (17.2 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.1 BPG, 1.0 SPG, 44.0 3P%) – 0 first-place votes, 64 points
G Kyle Guy – Sophomore – Virginia (14.1 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.0 SPG, 39.5 3P%) – 0 first-place votes, 40 points

 

Honorable Mentions: Alphabetical Order

Jaylen Adams – St. Bonaventure
Peyton Aldridge – Davidson
Grayson Allen – Duke
Mo Bamba – Texas
Trae Bell-Haynes – Vermont
Joel Berry II – UNC
Bogdan Bliznyuk – Eastern Washington
Desonta Bradford – East Tennessee State
Tony Carr – Penn State
Gary Clark – Cincinnati
Xavier Cooks – Winthrop
Jermaine Crumpton – Canisius
Clayton Custer – Loyola-Chicago
Mike Daum – South Dakota State
Angel Delgado – Seton Hall
Kahlil Dukes – Niagara
Tre’Shaun Fletcher – Toledo
Marcus Foster – Creighton
Brandon Goodwin – Florida Gulf Coast
Isaac Haas – Purdue
Aaron Holiday – UCLA
Jordan Howard – Central Arkansas
Jemerrlo Jones – New Mexico State
Nick King – Middle Tennessee
Kevin Knox – Kentucky
Fletcher Magee – Wofford
Caleb Martin – Nevada
Kaleb Martin – Nevada
Kelan Martin – Butler
Yante Maten – Georgia
Martaveous McKnight – Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Kendrick Nunn – Oakland
Shamorie Ponds – St. John’s
Jerome Robinson – Boston College
Junior Robinson – Mount St. Mary’s
Collin Sexton – Alabama
Landry Shamet – Wichita State
T.J. Shorts II – UC Davis
D’Marcus Simonds – Georgia State
Jonathan Stark – Murray State
Brandon Tabb – Bethune-Cookman
Zach Thomas – Bucknell
Seth Towns – Harvard
Allonzo Trier – Arizona
Grant Williams – Tennessee
Johnathan Williams – Gonzaga
Justin Wright-Foreman – Hofstra
Brett Siegel
I am currently a sophomore at The University of Louisville, majoring in Sports Administration and minoring in Communication. This is my second year being the lead NBA Draft Analyst for CPP and writer for Louisville Basketball. I am a huge sports fan that loves college basketball and watching the players transition from the college court to the big stage in the NBA! If you have any questions or comments, my email is bsiegelsports@gmail.com.