Alex Poythress picked as 2nd Team All American

The Sporting News has released their 1st,2nd, and 3rd team All Americans and Kentucky’s Alex Poythress has been selected on the 2nd team.

Here are the teams:

First Team

Cody Zeller, Indiana, C, 7-0/240, Soph. (SN’s preseason player of the year)

Doug McDermott, Creighton, F, 6-8/220, Jr.

James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina, PF, 6-9/230, Soph.

Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State, F, 6-7/215, Jr.

C.J. McCollum, Lehigh, PG, 6-3/190, Sr.

Second Team

Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA, G/F, 6-6/225, Fr.

C.J. Leslie, NC State, PF, 6-9/200, Jr.

Isaiah Canaan, Murray State, PG, 6-1/195, Sr.

Michael Dixon, Missouri, G, 6-1/190, Sr.

Alex Poythress, Kentucky, SF, 6-7/215, Fr.

Third Team

Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State, G/F, 6-5/195, Jr.

B.J. Young, Arkansas, SG, 6-3/180, Soph.

Peyton Siva, Louisville, PG, 6-0/180, Sr.

Trey Burke, Michigan, PG, 6-0/190, Soph.

Adonis Thomas, Memphis, F, 6-7/252, Soph.

Anyone surprised another Kentucky player didn’t make any of the 3 teams? Who?

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  1. I’m surprised Nerlens Noel wasn’t at least a projected 3rd teamer, but whatever

  2. wow one one cat wat the heck is peyton siva doing in there he is so far from a first -third teamer wowwwww nerlens needs to be at least second by far

  3. So SN thinks Siva is tied for the second best pg in the country when in fact the only reason they beat Florida in the NCAA finals was siva was in foul trouble and had to sit the final minutes.