Senior forward Johnathan Williams has continued yet another impressive Gonzaga streak.
Williams on Tuesday was named AP All-America honorable mention, the fourth consecutive year Gonzaga has had at least one representative.
The 6-foot-9, 228-pound Williams paced Gonzaga in scoring (13.4), rebounding (8.5) and blocks (40). The first-team All-WCC selection hit 56 percent from the field.
Williams helped the Zags (32-5) reach the Sweet 16 before they fell to Florida State 75-60 last Thursday in Los Angeles. Gonzaga has been to 20 consecutive NCAA Tournaments and is the only team in the nation to play in the last four Sweet 16s.
Williams surpassed 1,000 career rebounds against UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Memphis native grabbed 455 boards in his first two seasons at Missouri.
Gonzaga compiled a 69-7 record in Williams’ two seasons.
Nigel Williams-Goss was an AP second-team selection last season. In 2016, Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wilter were honorable mention. Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos made the third team in 2015. No Zags made the 2014 teams but Kelly Olynyk was a first-team selection in 2013.
Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, Oklahoma’s Trae Young and Arizona’s Deandre Ayton made history as three freshmen were named first team for the first time in AP’s 70-year history.
Villanova guard Jalen Brunson and Kansas guard Devonte’ Graham joined the three freshmen on the first team.
Saint Mary’s senior center Jock Landale, Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop, Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett, Michigan State’s Miles Bridges and West Virginia’s Jevon Carter made second team.
Texas Tech’s Keenan Evans, Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, Villanova’s Mikal Bridges, North Carolina’s Luke Maye and Virginia’s Kyle Guy were third team.
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