Purdue’s Zach Edey was the lone unanimous selection on the Associated Press College Basketball All-American team. The Boilermakers’ big man and national leader in double-doubles (26) was joined by Houston’s Marcus Sasser, Indiana’s Trayce Jackson Davis, Brandon Miller of Alabama, and Jalen Wilson.
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Marcus Sasser, Houston
Sasser was a starter on the Cougars Final Four team in 2021 and is the first Houston player to be selected to the first team since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1984.
The 6-2 senior, who is averaging 17.1 points per game, suffered a groin injury in the AAC tournament semi-finals.
His status for Round 1 of the tournament is unknown.
If Sasser can return healthy, the Cougars will have a legitimate chance to cut down the nets in April.
Brandon Miller, Alabama
Miller was the SEC player of the year and freshman of the year after averaging nearly 20 points and eight rebounds per game. He’s projected as an NBA lottery pick and could go as high as No. 2.
Miller has been involved in a murder case that has overshadowed the Crimson Tide’s successful run and cast a shadow on the basketball program and athletic department.
Capital murder charges have been filed against former Crimson Tide player Darius Miles and another man for the January shooting death of 23-year-old Jamea Harris. Last month, a police investigation confirmed that Miller brought Miles the gun that was used in the murder. Authorities haven’t charged Miller with any crime.
Jalen Wilson, Kansas
Jalen Wilson carries the scoring load for the No. 1-seed Jayhawks.
Wilson was a starter on last year’s National Championship team but took on a bigger role with this year’s squad and will be the key to Kansas’ hopes of repeating as champs.
He was the Big 12 player of the year averaging 20.1 points per and 8.4 rebounds per game.
Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
Trayce Jackson-Davis has been one of the best players in college basketball over the past few seasons.
His selection ends a long drought for Indiana which hadn’t had a player on the first team since Victor Oladipo in 2013.
Jackson-Davis filled up the stat sheet nightly for the Hoosiers averaging 20.8 points, 11 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.
Zach Edey, Purdue
The Boilermakers’ 7-4 center was the lone unanimous selection receiving all 58 votes.
Edey, who was the Big Ten Player of the Year, averaged 22.3 points and 12.8 rebounds per game.
It marked the third consecutive year that the Big Ten had multiple first-teamers.