Wisconsin Badger senior forward Alando Tucker was named a first-team All-American by both the Associated Press and Rivals.com. Tucker is the first UW player to be named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press. The A.P. has been selecting All-Americans since 1948.
Tucker, already a first-team All-American by the NABC, USBWA and The Sporting News, is just the third consensus first-team All-American in Wisconsin history. He joins Gene Englund (1941) and John Kotz (1942). Devin Harris was a consensus second-team selection in 2004.
In the A.P. balloting, Tucker received 64 first-team votes and 344 points, second only to Kevin Durant of Texas, who was named on all 72 ballots. Joining Tucker and Durant on the first team were Acie Law of Texas A & M, Arron Afflalo of UCLA and Greg Oden of Ohio State.
Tucker, UW's all-time leading scorer, averaged 19.9 points in leading the Badgers to a school-record 30 wins this season. He also set a school record for career games played and started, minutes played, field goals, free throws, free throw attempts and offensive rebounds.