Devonte Graham named AP All-American First Team


University of Kansas senior Devonte‘ Graham has been named 2018 All-America First Team by the Associated Press, according to KU Athletics.

The AP is among the outlets used for the official NCAA consensus All-America team and Graham is 4-for-4 on consensus All-America first teams as he was recently named to National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and The Sporting News squads which make up the consensus team announced by the NCAA. In this, Graham is Kansas’ 30th Consensus All-America First Team selection with the 30 being more than any other NCAA Division I school. North Carolina is second with 27.

This is the second-straight year a Kansas player has earned Associated All-America First Team honors. Jayhawk Frank Mason III earned the distinction last year and later received the AP national player of the year award.

In the past few weeks, Graham has been named the Big 12 Player of the Year, All-Big 12 First Team, one of five finalists for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award and All-America First Team by Associated Press, The Sporting News, the NABC, and the USBWA. On the court, he also earned Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team honors after averaging 14.3 points and 10.0 assists in guiding Kansas to the tourney title.

This season, Graham set the Kansas single-season records for assists with 279 and minutes played at 1,435. His 106 3-point field goals made are fourth most in KU season history.

No. 1 seed Kansas (31-7) will face No. 1 seed Villanova (34-4) in the Final Four in San Antonio, Saturday.

KU is participating in its 15th all-time Final Four and its first since 2012.


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