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RJ Barrett Named Preseason AP All-American

R.J. Barrett | Photo: Courtesy Duke Athletics

The Associated Press has announced its 2018-19 Preseason All-America Team, with Duke freshman RJ Barrett among the six honorees.

Barrett, who this week was named the ACC Preseason Freshman of the Year, is the lone rookie on the AP squad. He joins Purdue’s Carson Edwards, Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ, Kansas’ Dedric Lawson, North Carolina’s Luke Maye and Nevada’s Caleb Martin.

Barrett arrived at Duke as the No. 1-ranked player in the Blue Devils’ No. 1-ranked recruiting class. The 6-7 forward from Canada averaged 21.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists as Canada won a gold medal at the 2018 FIBA U19 Men’s Basketball World Cup.