Denmon Named AP Second Team All-American

<i>Marcus Denmon</i>

Marcus Denmon

March 26, 2012

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou senior guard Marcus Denmon has been named to the Associated Press All-America second team, making him Mizzou's first consensus All-American since Melvin Booker in 1994 and the Tigers' 21st overall All-American. The team was announced Monday (March 26) by the AP. In addition, Denmon was also named to the John R. Wooden All-America team on Monday as one of 10 selections to that team, making him one of 10 finalists for the Wooden Award, which recognizes the top player in college basketball.

Denmon was joined on the AP second team by Isaiah Canaan of Murray State, Tyler Zeller of North Carolina, Jae Crowder of Marquette and Kevin Jones of West Virginia. Denmon led the Tigers with 17.7 points per game this season and averaged 5.0 rebounds per game from his shooting guard position, despite being listed at just 6-3. He also committed just 41 turnovers on the season against 74 assists while ripping 54 steals.

The Kansas City native was one of 10 student-athletes selected to the John R. Wooden All-America team. The Wooden Award takes into account academic progress and competitive excellence, including play in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The John R. Wooden Award winner will be announced Saturday, March 31st on ESPN atthe Final Four in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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