Big 12 Player Named All Americans

Monday, March 26th 2007, 12:32 pm
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ If Kevin Durant and Greg Oden play only one season of college basketball, it will have been as All-Americans.

The freshmen were voted to The Associated Press' All-America team Monday, the first members of their class so honored since 1990.

The 6-foot-9 Durant, who led Texas to the Big 12 title and was the conference's player of the year, is the only unanimous choice of the 72-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25.

Oden, the 7-footer who helped Ohio State to its first number 1 ranking in 45 years, was joined on the team by seniors Alando Tucker of Wisconsin and Acie Law the Fourth of Texas A-and-M and junior Arron Afflalo of UCLA.

The voting was conducted before the NCAA tournament.

Since freshmen became eligible to play in 1972, the only ones selected to the first team had been Wayman Tisdale of Oklahoma in 1983 and Chris Jackson of Louisiana State in 1990.

Durant averaged 25.6 points and 11.3 rebounds per game for Texas.