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Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss adds to All-America collection

Nigel Williams-Goss celebrates with Gonzaga students after defeating Xavier in the Elite Eight on Saturday. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Nigel Williams-Goss celebrates with Gonzaga students after defeating Xavier in the Elite Eight on Saturday. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

The trophy case or mantel holding Nigel Williams-Goss’ awards might need reinforcement.

Gonzaga’s junior guard was named Associated Press second-team All-America on Wednesday. That’s at least seven All-America honors from national outlets, including three first-team selections. He was also named CoSida first-team Academic All-America.

Williams-Goss paces Gonzaga in scoring (16.7), assists (4.6) and steals (1.78). He also contributes 5.9 rebounds. The Zags (36-1) face South Carolina (26-10) in a national semifinal on Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Williams-Goss was joined on the second team by Duke’s Luke Kennard, Kentucky’s Malik Monk, Oregon’s Dillon Brooks and Baylor’s Johnathan Motley.

First-team selections were Kansas’ Frank Mason III, Villanova’s Josh Hart, UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, North Carolina’s Justin Jackson and Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan. Mason was the only unanimous pick.

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