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Big XII Basketball | Buddy Hield & Georges Niang Named NABC 3rd Team All-American

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On March 30th, the National Association of Basketball Coaches tabbed fifteen players with All-American status. The list includes two juniors from the Big XII --- Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, the Conference Player of the Year, and Iowa State's Georges Niang, a First-Team All-Conference selection. Over the course of the season, Hield averaged 17.4 points per game to lead the Sooners in scoring. Also collecting a team high in points per outing, Niang recorded 15.3 ppg throughout his junior campaign.

2015 NABC Coaches Division I All-America First Team
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky, 7-0, 240, Junior, Forward, Olathe, Kan. 
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, 6-5, 204, Senior, Guard, Bowie, Md.
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin, 7-0, 242, Senior, Forward, Lisle, Ill.
Jahlil Okafor, Duke, 6-11, 270, Freshman, Center, Chicago, Ill.
D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State, 6-5, 180, Freshman, Guard, Louisville, Ky.

All-America Second Team
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia, 6-5, 215, Junior, Guard, Atlanta, Ga.
Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky, 6-11, 250, Freshman, Forward, Piscataway, N.J.
Seth Tuttle, Northern Iowa, 6-8, 240, Senior, Forward, Sheffield, Iowa
Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga, 6-10, 240, Junior, Forward, Portland, Ore.
Delon Wright, Utah, 6-5, 190, Senior, Guard, Los Angeles, Calif.

All-America Third Team
Justin Anderson, Virginia, 6-6, 228, Junior, Guard, Montross, Va.
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, 6-4, 212, Junior, Guard, Freeport, Bahamas
Stanley Johnson, Arizona, 6-7, 245, Freshman, Forward, Fullerton, Calif.
Georges Niang, Iowa State, 6-8, 230, Junior, Forward, Methuen, Mass.
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga, 6-2, 182, Senior, Guard, Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada

Congratulations to both Buddy Hield and Georges Niang for representing the Big XII Conference with the AA selections.