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AP Releases 2017-2018 First-Team All-Americans

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The Associated Press announced its First-Team All-Americans on Tuesday.

Tuesday afternoon, the Associated Press announced the five players on this year's All-America team. For the first time in history, three of those players are freshmen.

Oklahoma star Trae Young, Duke big man Marvin Bagley and Arizona center Deandre Ayton were all named First-Team All-Americans. The other two players? Villanova junior Jalen Brunson and Kansas senior Devonte' Graham.

The AP announced the news on Twitter, including a video of highlights for each player.

The AP notes that three times in the past, there had been two freshmen on its All-America team.

The All-America first team has had a pair of freshmen three times: John Wall and Demarcus Cousins in 2010; Michael Beasley and Kevin Love in 2008; Kevin Durant and Greg Oden in 2007.

Young and Ayton have already declared for the NBA Draft. It's assumed that Bagley will as well.

The AP also released the Second Team. It consists of Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop, Xavier's Trevon Bluiett, Saint Mary's' Jock Landale, Michigan State's Miles Bridges and West Virginia's Jevon Carter.

The Third Team consists of Texas Tech's Keenan Evans, Purdue's Carsen Edwards, Villanova's Mikal Bridges, North Carolina's Luke Maye and Virginia's Kyle Guy.