Andrew Wiggins named first team All-American

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Andrew Wiggins can now add first team All-American to the list of honors he has received before playing his first college basketball game.

Today, Andrew Wiggins became just the second freshman in history to be named a preseason All-American by the AP. Wiggins has been perhaps the most high-profile recruit in recent memory, so this doesn't come as much of a surprise, despite the number of pundits out there playing the role of contrarian and claiming Julius Randle is actually the nation's best freshman. UNC's Harrison Barnes was the only other incoming freshman to earn this honor.

He is joined by the only unanimous selection, Marcus Smart (let the arguing commence), Creighton's Doug McDermott, Louisville's Russ Smith, and Michigan's Mitch McGary, who you may remember as the recipient of Elijah Johnson's, uh, questionable screen early in the Sweet 16 game last year.

Just another accolade to add to Wiggins' already extensive list. Fortunately, he doesn't seem to be phased by all the pressure. Still, it does seem like the hype is creating a set of expectations that will be virtually impossible to live up to.

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