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Deshaun Thomas was named a third-team All-American selection by the Associated Press Monday.
As the Big Ten’s leading scorer, Thomas averaged 19.8 points per game en route to a 29-8 finish after losing to Wichita State, 70-66, in the Elite Eight Saturday in Los Angeles.
Thomas, who was also honored as a first-team All-Big Ten selection, had 23 points on 8 of 20 shooting in the loss.
He joins three other Big Ten brethren to make the AP’s shortlist. Here’s the full list:
Trey Burke (Michigan, sophomore guard)
Otto Porter, Jr. (Georgetown, sophomore forward)
Victor Oladipo (Indiana, junior guard)
Doug McDermott (Creighton, junior forward)
Kelly Olynyk (Gonzaga, junior forward)
Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State, freshman guard)
Cody Zeller (Indiana, sophomore forward)
Mason Plumlee (Duke, senior forward)
Shane Larkin (Miami, Fla., sophomore guard)
Ben McLemore (Kansas, redshirt freshman guard)
Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State, junior forward)
Jeff Withey (Kansas, senior center)
Russ Smith (Louisville, junior guard)
Erick Green (Virginia Tech, senior guard)
Nate Wolters (South Dakota State, senior guard)