Scottie Wilbekin named third-team All-American; Casey Prather, Patric Young honorable mentions

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Scottie Wilbekin becomes Florida's first AP All-American since Al Horford and Joakim Noah.

Scottie Wilbekin was named to the All-America Third Team by the Associated Press on Monday, becoming Florida's first player named to an AP All-America team since Al Horford and Joakim Noah were in 2007.

Wilbekin averages 13.4 points, 3.7 assists, and 1.6 steals per game for the Gators, while shooting 39.6 percent from three-point range, and has led them to a 36-2 record and their first Final Four appearance since 2007. In the 2014 NCAA Tournament, he's been even better, upping his scoring average to 16.8 points per game and making nine of his 24 threes.

In addition to Wilbekin, Florida's Casey Prather and Patric Young were named honorable mention All-Americans. The last Florida player so honored was Chandler Parsons, after the 2010-11 season.

Florida has only had three players earn AP All-America honors in one season twice before: In 2001, Udonis Haslem was named a third-team All-American, while Teddy Dupay and Brett Nelson were each honorable mentions; in 2007, Noah was named to the Second Team, and Horford to the Third Team, while Corey Brewer and Taurean Green were honorable mentions.

Individual honors don't really mean all that much to this team, which has gotten to where it is by largely eschewing individual goals and sublimating itself to Billy Donovan's team concept.

But they're still fun to brag about.

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