NDSU's Braun Named AP Honorable Mention All-America

NDSU's Braun Named AP Honorable Mention All-America

FARGO, N.D. (gobison.com) - North Dakota State senior guard Taylor Braun has been named to the Associated Press men's basketball All-America team as an honorable mention selection. Braun joins Ben Woodside (2009) as the only players in NDSU history to receive the honorable mention All-America distinction.

Braun, The Summit League's Player of the Year, averaged 17.6 points per game this season to lead the league in scoring, as well as averaging 5.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals. He scored in double figures 28 times, including four games of 30 or more points. Braun also posted single-game highs of 15 rebounds and 11 assists, and his 564 points scored this season were the eighth-most ever by an NDSU player.

A Newberg, Ore., native, Braun was also an All-Summit League first team selection and an NABC All-District honoree.

Braun concludes his NDSU career ranked among the school's all-time top 10 in nine different statistical categories, including free throws made (4th), points (7th), steals (8th) and rebounds (9th).

First Team

Doug McDermott, Creighton

Jabari Parker, Duke

Russ Smith, Louisville

Shabazz Napier, Connecticut

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati


Second Team

Nick Johnson, Arizona

Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

Nik Stauskas, Michigan

Melvin Ejim, Iowa State

T.J. Warren, N.C. State


Third Team

Cleanthony Early, Wichita State

Kyle Anderson, UCLA

Julius Randle, Kentucky

C.J. Fair, Syracuse

Scottie Wilbekin, Florida


Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)

Karvel Anderson, Robert Morris; Cameron Ayers, Bucknell; Cameron Bairstow, New Mexico; Billy Baron, Canisius; Jerrelle Benimon, Towson; Davion Berry, Weber State; Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; De'Mon Brooks, Davidson; John Brown, High Point; Bryce Cotton, Providence; Joel Embiid, Kansas; Tyler Ennis, Syracuse; Aaron Gordon, Arizona; Langston Hall, Mercer; Gary Harris, Michigan State; Tyler Haws, BYU; R.J. Hunter, Georgia State; Jordair Jett, Saint Louis; Shawn Jones, Middle Tennessee; DeAndre Kane, Iowa State; J.J. Mann, Belmont; Javon McCrea, Buffalo; Daniel Mullings, New Mexico State; Aaric Murray, Texas Southern; Marcus Paige, North Carolina; Jacob Parker, Stephen F. Austin; Lamar Patterson, Pittsburgh; Adreian Payne, Michigan State; Casey Prather, Florida; Wesley Saunders, Harvard; Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State; Juwan Staten, West Virginia; Keifer Sykes, Green Bay; Xavier Thames, San Diego State; Fred VanVleet, Wichita State; Jameel Warney, Stony Brook; Alan Williams, UC Santa Barbara; Pendarvis Williams, Norfolk State; Patric Young, Florida.