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Williams named AP second team All-American

Arizona forward Derrick Williams was named second team All-American by the Associated Press on Monday.

“”My goal before the season was to shoot the most free throws and to be the most efficient player In the country..and sure enough I was,”” Williams said via his Twitter account, @DWilluofA23.

Williams, who averaged 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while shooting 56.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, fell behind first team players BYU guard Jimmer Fredette, Duke guard Nolan Smith, UConn guard Kemba Walker, Purdue forward JaJuan Johnson and Ohio State center Jared Sullinger.

Joining him on the second team list were forward Marcus Morris of Kansas, Notre Dame guard Ben Hansbrough, Wisconsin guard Jordan Taylor and San Diego State forward Kawhi Leonard.

Criticism of the AP votes has been evident on Twitter.

Fellow Pacific 10 Conference player Calvin Haynes of Oregon State tweeted at Williams, “”@DWilluofA23 how jajuan johnson make the all American team over you??? SMH! #BS””

Williams’ teammate, Brendon Lavender, said, “”I dont get the Politics.. The homie was the best big man in college basketball. Period,”” on his Twitter account, @BrendonLavender.

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