Tshiebwe named second team AP All American

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Kentucky senior forward Oscar Tshiebwe continued to add to his collection of honors, earning Associated Press Second Team All-American laurels on Tuesday.

Tshiebwe is the first Wildcat to earn All-America accolades in consecutive seasons since Tayshaun Prince in 2001 and 2002.

Tshiebwe leads the Wildcats in scoring (16.5) and rebounds (13.1) for the second-consecutive season. He is the only player in the country averaging at least 15.0 points, 10.0 rebound, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game in another banner season for the Wildcats.

The Associated Press is one of the four “major” NCAA-recognized All-America teams that the NCAA uses for its consensus All-America teams. Tshiebwe claimed third-team accolades by The Sporting News last week. The others are the U.S. Basketball Writers and the NABC.