NEW YORK -- After leading Texas A&M to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, Texas A&M senior Acie Law was named to The Associated Press All-America Team on Monday.
Law led the Aggies' resurgence from an 0-16 Big 12 record in 2003-04 to this season, when they ranked as high as sixth in the country. The 6-3 guard averaged 17.9 points and 5.3 assists while shooting 51 percent from the field.
"It doesn't get any bigger than that as far as individual accolades," Law
said. "Your team can do more, but first-team AP All-American? That's
unbelievable. I'm very excited and happy."
Joining Law on the AP first-team are Texas' freshman Kevin Durant, Ohio State freshman Greg Oden, Wisconsin senior Alando Tucker and UCLA junior Aaron Afflalo. The voting was conducted before the NCAA tournament.
Tucker and Law are their schools' first AP All-America selections, while
Afflalo was UCLA's first since Ed O'Bannon in 1995.
Durant's 72 first-team votes gave him 360 points. Tucker received 64
first-team votes and 344 points, followed by Law (59, 320 points), Afflalo (52, 304), and Oden (34, 263).
The second team consists of seniors Nick Fazekas of Nevada and Jared Dudley of Boston College, juniors Chris Lofton of Tennessee and Joakim Noah of Florida and sophomore Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina.
The third team has seniors Aaron Brooks of Oregon, Al Thornton of Florida State and Aaron Gray of Pittsburgh and juniors Jeff Green of Georgetown and Al Horford of Florida.