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Oregon star named to the AP’s second team

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Rhode Island v Oregon Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

A day after being named to the Wooden Award 2016-17 All-American Team, Oregon’s Dillon Brooks was named a member of the Associated Press All-American Second Team. For the junior, personal accolades are not nearly as important as team success.

Let’s take a look at DB’s impressive hardware thus far in 2016-17 alone:

2017 Pac-12 Player of the Year

All-Pac-12 1st Team

Pac-12 Player of the Week (3x)

NABC All-American

Wooden Award 2016-17 All-American Team

AP All-American 2nd Team

Wooden and Naismith Award nominee

Irving Finalist

Oregon v Kansas
Oregon’s junior guard/forward hybrid is certainly making an impact on college basketball in 2016-17. Not only has the Canadian led his team to the best season in school history, but the personal hardware is starting to pile up for Brooks. He and his teammates are seeking the second championship banner in program history this weekend in Arizona.
Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Let’s take a look at the rest of the 2017 AP All-American’s:

AP ALL-AMERICA 1ST TEAM

Frank Mason III, Kansas, 5-11, 190, senior, Petersburg, Va., 20.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 5.1 apg, 48.7 3-pt fg pct, 36.2 minutes (65 first-place votes, 325 points).

Josh Hart, Villanova, 6-5½, 215, senior, Silver Spring, Md., 18.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.1 apg, 50.8 fg pct, 40.7 3-pt fg pct, 1.6 steals (62, 319).

Caleb Swanigan, Purdue, 6-9, 250, sophomore, Fort Wayne, Ind., 18.5 ppg, 12.6 rpg, 2.9 apg, 53.4 fg pct, 43.1 3-pt fg pct (61, 308).

Lonzo Ball, UCLA, 6-6, 190, freshman, Chino Hills, Calif., 14.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 7.9 apg, 54.4 fg pct, 41.0 3-pt fg pct, 2.0 steals (54, 296).

Justin Jackson, North Carolina, 6-8, 210, junior, Tomball, Texas, 18.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.7 apg (24, 223).

AP ALL-AMERICA 2ND TEAM

Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga, 6-3, 195, junior, Happy Valley, Ore., 16.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.8 apg, 52.1 fg pct, 91.0 ft pct, 1.8 steals (13, 191).

Luke Kennard, Duke, 6-6, 202, sophomore, Franklin, Ohio, 20.1 ppg, 5.3 pg, 2.5 apg, 44.3 3-pt fg pct, 84.9 ft pct (10, 189).

Malik Monk, Kentucky, 6-3, 200, freshman, Lepanto, Ark., 20.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.4 apg, 40.3 3-pt fg pct (7, 165).

Dillon Brooks, Oregon, 6-7, 225, junior, Mississauga, Ontario, 16.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.7 apg, 51.3 fg pct, 41.4 3-pt fg pct, 1.2 steals, 24.0 minutes (15, 152).

Johnathan Motley, Baylor, 6-10, 230, junior, Houston, 17.3 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 2.4 apg, 51.7 fg pct (4, 143).

AP ALL-AMERICA 3RD TEAM

Josh Jackson, Kansas, 6-8, 207, freshman, Detroit, 16.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 3.1 apg, 51.1 fg pct, 1.1 blocks, 1.7 steals (1, 96).

Markelle Fultz, Washington, 6-4, 195, freshman, Upper Marlboro, Md., 23.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 5.9 apg, 41.3 3-pt fg pct, 1.6 steals, 1.2 blocks, 35.7 minutes (3, 74).

Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame, 6-5, 225, junior, New Bedford, Mass., 17.5 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 52.3 fg pct, 1.4 blocks, 1.1 steals (1, 70).

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin, 6-10, 232, sophomore, Milan, Ill., 13.9 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 2.8 apg, 58.2 fg pct, 1.1 blocks, 1.9 steals (1, 66).

Lauri Markkanen, Arizona, 7-0, 230, freshman, Jyvaskyla, Finland, 15.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 43.2 3-pt fg pct, 82.4 ft pct (1, 50).

Brooks led the Ducks to their greatest season in program history. Oregon secured 33 wins this season for the most in school history. Their current .868 winning percentage is the highest recorded in Duck basketball history.

The program advanced to their first Final Four in 78 years, thanks in part to Brooks’ heroics time and again. After cruising to a 16-2 regular season record in the Pac-12, Oregon’s main man was looking for more.

Brooks won three games this season on three separate game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointers.

Oregon v Kansas
Dillon Brooks may be the star of stars on the Oregon basketball team, but you couldn’t tell from his demeanor. Jordan Bell and Tyler Dorsey are both able to shine with the Ducks because the star is so selfless. It is already leading to big success for Oregon basketball.
Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

UO secured a Sweet 16 appearance after their defeat of Rhode Island in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Oregon then won their Elite Eight contest vs No. 1 Kansas and advanced to the Final Four for just the second time since the tournament began in 1939.

This season, DB is averaging 16.3 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 2.8 APG and 1.1 SPG in only 25.1 minutes per contest. He is shooting a robust 49 percent from the floor and 41 percent from downtown.

His influence can not be measured by stats, but some will try. Whether he is sharing the spotlight with Tyler Dorsey or Jordan Bell, DB always finds a way to rise above all doubt. This upcoming Final Four weekend smells of a fantastic opportunity for Brooks to explode. As teams refocus their defensive efforts toward Dorsey and Bell, please allow Brooks to reintroduce himself.

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