Ivey Garners earns second-team All-America honors by AP

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana – Purdue second-year guard Jaden Ivey picked up his second All-American honor this season after the Associated Press (AP) selected him to the second team, the organization announced this afternoon.

The AP is one of four entities that make up the All-American Awards, joined by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the Sporting News. He was named the second-team winner by Sporting News last week. A player is considered a consensus All-American if named to all four rosters.

Ivey led the Boilermakers to a 27-7 record and a No. 3 seed at this week’s NCAA Tournament. The 6-foot-4, South Bend, Indiana native is averaging 17.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game while adding 31 steals and 19 blocked shots. He is one of only two players nationally (Duke’s Paolo Banchero) with 575 points, 150 rebounds, 100 assists, 30 steals and 15 blocked shots.

He was named a finalist for the Jerry West Award and named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after averaging 19.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game at Indianapolis.

Ivey played his best against ranked teams, averaging 19.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists in eight games. He was outstanding in a win over No. 18 North Carolina with 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, then added 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists against No. 5 Villanova.

He then had one of the iconic moments of the college basketball season in an 81-78 win over No. 16 Ohio State, hitting a 25-foot fadeaway as time expired. allotted for victory beating the buzzer. Three games later, he had 26 points with six assists and four rebounds to complete a season sweep of Illinois. He also had 25 points and four assists in a big win over a Rutgers team that had won four consecutive games against nationally ranked teams.

Ivey tied a school record for most clear 3-pointers with a 6-of-6 performance against Butler in the latest edition of the Crossroads Classic.

Ivey has scored in double digits in 31 of 33 games played (missed one game with injury) and has a team record 13 games of 20 or more points, including doubles against North Carolina (22 points , 10 rebounds) and Minnesota (21 points, 10 rebounds).

The Boilermakers will face Yale in the first round of Friday’s NCAA Tournament in Milwaukee.

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