Trio from ACC named to AP All-America men's hoops team

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 16:26:13-04

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Three student-athletes from Atlantic Coast Conference programs earned Associated Press All-America accolades on Friday. Duke freshman center Vernon Carey Jr. was a second-team honoree, while Louisville junior forward Jordan Nwora and Duke sophomore guard Tre Jones picked up third-team honors.

Carey averaged 17.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game while shooting 57.7% from the field. The Southwest Ranches, Florida, was named the ACC Rookie of the Year and claimed First-Team All-ACC honors. Carey was the lone freshman on the AP All-America Team this season.

Nwora averaged 18.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. A native of Buffalo, New York, Nwora shot 44% from the field, including 40.2% from 3-point range. He also earned First-Team All-ACC accolades last week.

Jones averaged 16.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game this season. The Apple Valley, Minnesota, native was voted the ACC Player of the Year and ACC Defensive Player of the Year while also garnering First-Team All-ACC honors.