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Durant Headlines All-America Team

Kevin Durant and Greg Oden became the third and fourth freshmen ever to be named first-team All Americans when the Associated Press released its annual postseason honors on Monday.

The pair of rookies were the first to be selected to the first team since LSU's Chris Jackson earned the honor in 1990. Oklahoma's Wayman Tisdale is the only other player to do this.

Durant, the first Texas All-American since T.J. Ford in 2003, was the only unanimous choice of the 72-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25.

"I am not very big on individual honors, but I am very humbled to be included on the Associated Press All-America team," Durant said. "When you look at the other four guys who are on the team, I am honored to be mentioned with them. I have so much respect for how each one of them has led their respective teams and handled themselves, both on and off the court. I look up to each one of them."

Oden, the first Ohio State All-American since Jim Jackson in 1992, missed the first seven games as he recovered from offseason surgery on his right wrist, but finished the season averaging 15.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.5 blocks while shooting 61.4 percent from the field.

"I'm very surprised," Oden said of being selected. "Just with how things went, I didn't really play a whole season, and I know there are a lot of other guys with better numbers than me. I'm just surprised, but I'm honored and the best I can do is keep on playing."

Durant and Oden were joined on the first team by Big Ten PLayer of the Year Alando Tucker from Wisconsin, Texas A&M's Acie Law, and UCLA's Arron Afflalo.

"First and foremost team goals are always most important, but when it comes to the All-America team it's a positive thing," Afflalo said. "It shows that other people who know the game of basketball understand my contributions and importance to my team."

Durant's 72 first-team votes gave him 360 points. Tucker received 64 first-team votes and 344 points, followed by Law (59, 320 points), Afflalo (52, 304), and Oden (34, 263).

The second team consists of seniors Nick Fazekas of Nevada and Jared Dudley of Boston College, the pride of Maysville Chris Lofton of Tennessee, Joakim Noah of Florida and  Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina.

The third team has seniors Aaron Brooks of Oregon, Al Thornton of Florida State and Aaron Gray of Pittsburgh and juniors Jeff Green of Georgetown and Al Horford of Florida.

The preseason All-America team was Hansbrough, Noah, Ronald Steele of Alabama, Glen Davis of LSU and Brandon Rush of Kansas.

First Team All-America

Kevin Durant, Texas
Alando Tucker, Wisconsin
Acie Law IV, Texas A&M
Arron Afflalo, UCLA
Greg Oden, Ohio State

Second Team All-America

Nick Fazekas, Nevada
Joakim Noah, Florida
Chris Lofton, Tennessee
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina
Jared Dudley, Boston College

Third Team All-America

Aaron Brooks, Oregon
Jeff Green, Georgetown
Al Thornton, Florida State
Al Horford, Florida
Aaron Gray, Pittsburgh

Preseason All-America Team

Ronald Steele, Alabama
Glen Davis, LSU
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina
Joakim Noah, Florida
Brandon Rush, Kansas