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Villanova’s Josh Hart named first team All-America

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Wildcat earns the second-most votes.

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Add another honor to Josh Hart’s tally. Villanova’s 6’5” forward has been named to the AP’s All-America Team.

Hart, who averaged 18.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game, received 62 of 65 first place votes and is joined on the First Team with Kansas’s Frank Mason III who was a unanimous selection. Caleb Swanigan from Purdue (61 votes), UCLA’s Lonzo Ball (54 votes), and Justin Jackson (24 votes) from North Carolina round out the top vote-getters.

Hart becomes the 10th Wildcat to claim 1st Team honors, joining Scottie Reynolds (2010), Randy Foye (2006), Kerry Kittles (1996), Hank Siemiontkowski (1972), Howard Porter (1969-1971), Bill Melchionni (1966), Wali Jones (1964), Hubie White (1962) and Paul Arizin (1950).

This year’s second team is led by Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss, Luke Kennard of Duke, Kentucky's Malik Monk, Dillon Brooks of Oregon, and Baylor's Johnathan Motley.

The third team included freshmen Josh Jackson of Kansas, Markelle Fultz from Washington, Lauri Markkanen of Arizona, junior Bonzie Colson of Notre Dame, and sophomore Ethan Happ of Wisconsin.

Votes were based on the regular season and conference tournaments.