September 23, 2014

McDermott named NABC All-American. Third time in his career

Creighton forward Doug McDermott joined some elite company on Wednesday as he was named a First Team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for the third straight season. McDermott is just the 12th man to earn first team accolades three times, joining Ralph Beard, Tom Gola, Oscar Robertson, Jerry Lucas, Lew Alcindor, Pete Maravich, Bill Walton, David Thompson, Ralph Sampson, Patrick Ewing and Tyler Hansbrough.

McDermott leads the nation in scoring (26.7 ppg.) and points (934) while also ranking second in field goals made (330) and 10th in three-point percentage (.449). He scored a career-high 45 points on Senior Night on March 8th to become the eighth man in NCAA history to surpass 3,000 carer points, eventually finishing fifth all-time in scoring with 3,150 career points.

Three-Time NABC First Team All-Americans

Ralph Beard, Kentucky, 1947-48-49
Tom Gola, La Salle, 1953-54-55
Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati, 1958-59-60
Jerry Lucas, Ohio State, 1960-61-62
Lew Alcindor, UCLA, 1967-68-69
Pete Maravich, LSU, 1968-69-70
Bill Walton, UCLA, 1972-73-74
David Thompson, North Carolina State, 1973-74-75
Ralph Sampson, Virginia, 1981-82-83
Patrick Ewing, Georgetown, 1983-84-85
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, 2007-08-09
Doug McDermott, Creighton, 2012-13-14