Two more accolades for McDermott
OMAHA, Neb. -- Junior forward Doug McDermott has picked up two more individual accolades, just days after leading Creighton to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. McDermott was one of 21 players named to the Lute Olson All-America Team, and also repeated a spot on the NABC Division I All-District 16 Team.
McDermott is one of 21 men named to the Lute Olson All-America Team that was announced by CollegeInsider.com. Rather than assemble a first team, second team, third team and honorable-mention, the Lute Olson All-America team is one squad consisting of 21 players. McDermott is the only player to repeat the honor from the 2012 team. Last year McDermott was named Lute Olson National Player of the Year.
McDermott was also Creighton's only representative on the All-District 16 First Team as named by the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches). The recognition means he is now eligible for the NBAC Division I All-America teams. McDermott was an NABC First Team All-American and All-District 16 pick a year ago, as well as a second-team all-District 16 pick as a freshman.
McDermott second nationally in scoring (23.2) and also averages 7.7 rebounds per game. McDermott leads the nation with 284 field goals made and 834 points during a campaign that has seen him shoot 54.8 percent from the field, 49.0 percent from three-point range and 87.5 percent at the line. He became the eighth player league history to win back-to-back MVC Player of the Year accolades, and is the second to win Most Outstanding Player honors at the MVC Tournament twice.
Creighton finished the 2012-13 season with a 28-8 record, winning MVC regular-season and tournament titles, before being eliminated in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday vs. No. 6 Duke.
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