Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon named first-team All-American by Sporting News

Brogdon_Malcolm_12MVirginia senior guard Malcolm Brogdon (Atlanta, Ga.) was named First-Team All-American by the Sporting News on Wednesday (March 9).

Brogdon is the first Cavalier to earn first-team All-America honors since Ralph Sampson in 1983. Brogdon is also the first Cavalier to earn back-to-back All-America honors since Sampson from 1980-83. Brogdon was named Second-Team All-American last season.

Brogdon became the first player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to earn league player of the year and defensive player of the year in the same season. Brogdon is averaging a career-high 18.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting, including 41.1 percent from 3-point range. His 19.9 points per game in ACC play was the highest at UVA since 2007-08. Brogdon ranks fourth in the ACC in scoring and has 15 20-point games in 2015-16. Brogdon headlines UVA’s second-ranked defense, which yields 59.6 points per game.

Buddy Hield (Oklahoma), Jakob Poeltl (Utah), Tyler Ulis (Kentucky) and Denzel Valentine (Michigan State) joined Brogdon on the first team.

No. 2 seed Virginia (24-6) will play No. 7 seed Clemson (17-13) or No. 10 seed Georgia Tech (18-13) in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday, March 10. Tipoff at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., is set for 7 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on ESPN and the ACC Network.

 
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