Rui Hachimura named in NABC All-America first team

Rui Hachimura named in NABC All-America first team
Rui Hachimua shoots a freethrow during game against the University of Texas Arlington.

Today, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) released their picks for the top players in the country and the teams they would theoretically make up.

The first All-America team included none other than Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura. Also on that team are Duke’s RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson, Murray States’ Ja Morant, and Tennessee’s Grant Williams.

NABC All-America First Team:

RJ Barrett – Duke
Rui Hachimura – Gonzaga
Ja Morant – Murray State
Grant Williams – Tennessee
Zion Williamson – Duke

— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 26, 2019

The second and third All-America teams included players from Kansas, Kentucky, Marquette, Michigan State, Purdue, South Dakota State, Texas Tech, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

NABC All-America Second Team:

Carsen Edwards – Purdue
Ethan Happ – Wisconsin
Markus Howard – Marquette
De’Andre Hunter – Virginia
Cassius Winston – Michigan State

— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 26, 2019

NABC All-America Third Team:

Jarrett Culver – Texas Tech
Mike Daum – South Dakota State
Kyle Guy – Virginia
Dedric Lawson – Kansas
PJ Washington – Kentucky

— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 26, 2019

These teams are only honorary, but it’s a big deal to be named in them.

Unfortunately, GU’s Brandon Clarke was not mentioned in any of three teams. Some people have voiced their opposition to this fact, especially after his historic and record breaking game against Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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