Burke, Oladipo named first-team AP All America

The 2013 AP All-America teams were announced Monday, and a quartet of Big Ten stars were honored. Michigan sophomore Trey Burke and Indiana junior Victor Oladipo made the first team, while Indiana sophomore Cody Zeller and Ohio State junior Deshaun Thomas landed on the second and third teams, respectively.

Burke and Oladipo are joined on the first team by Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. and Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk. Burke and Porter tied as the leading vote-getters (62 of 65).

Of the 15 players honored, Burke and Louisville’s Russ Smith are the only ones still in action. Burke and Michigan advanced to its first Final Four since 1993, and they’ll face Syracuse in the national semifinals Saturday night in Atlanta.

Burke is Michigan’s first All-America since Chris Webber (1993), and Oladipo is Indiana’s first since A.J. Guyton (2000).

Here are Burke’s 2012-13 stats:

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2012-13 Mich 37 37 35.5 18.8 3.1 6.8 1.6 0.5 2.2 1.8 .464 .381 .808

Here are Oladipo’s 2012-13 stats:

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2012-13 Ind 36 36 28.4 13.6 6.3 2.1 2.2 0.8 2.3 2.5 .599 .441 .746

SECOND TEAM
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Shane Larkin, Miami
Ben McLemore, Kansas
Mason Plumlee, Duke
Cody Zeller, Indiana

THIRD TEAM
Russ Smith, Louisville
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
Erick Green, Virginia Tech
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
Jeff Withey, Kansas

About Brent Yarina BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.

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