Kaminsky named to AP All-American preseason team
First Badger named since Jordan Taylor in 2012
Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky has been named to The Associated Press’ preseason All-American team, the first time a Badger has been named to the team in 3 years.
The rest of the team, announced Monday, is a mix of experience and youth. Duke’s Jahlil Okafor has become the third freshman in five years to be named to team. Okafor is joined by North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige, Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell and Wichita State junior point guard Fred VanVleet.
North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes in 2010 and Andrew Wiggins of Kansas last season also made the AP’s preseason team as freshmen.
Paige was the leading vote getter, named on 58 ballots by the 65-member national media panel. Harrell was second with 56 votes.
Kaminsky led the Badgers to the Final Four last season and VanVleet played there with the Shockers two years ago.