Liberty guard Darius McGhee has been named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press, as announced on Tuesday. McGhee becomes only the second player in school history to receive All-American honors at the Division I level, joining Jesse Sanders who was also an AP honorable mention All-American in 2011.
McGhee is in his 5th and final season at Liberty, having won three straight ASUN Player of the Year awards. McGhee is the top scorer in the ASUN and ranks among the national scoring leaders. He’s currently averaging 22.5 points per game to go along with 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists each contest. McGhee is shooting 44.0% from the field and 39.9% from three. Earlier this season he became Liberty and the ASUN’s all-time scoring leader.
McGhee became one of only two players in ASUN history to earn ASUN Player of the Year award three times, joining Centenary’s Willie Jackson who did so from 1982-84. McGhee is the 33rd player in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history to be named conference player of the year three times for one conference.
McGhee helped lead the Flames to a 7th straight 20-win season as the program advanced to a 5th conference title game in six seasons. Liberty lost to Kennesaw State in the ASUN Title Game, but received an at-large bid to the NIT, marking the first time in program history the Flames will compete in the event. Liberty will play host to Villanova on Tuesday night in the first round of the NIT.
The AP’s First Team All-Americans consisted of Purdue’s Zach Edey, Kansas’ Jalen Wilson, Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis, Houston’s Marcus Sasser, and Alabama’s Brandon Miller.
Earning Second Team All-American honors were UCLA’s Jaime Jaquez, Jr., Gonzaga’s Drew Timme, Arizona’s Azuolas Tubelis, Penn State’s Jalen Pickett, and Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe.
Third Team All-Americans were Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell, Marquette’s Tyler Kolek, North Carolina’s Armando Bacot, Kansas State’s Keyontae Johnson, and Iowa’s Kris Murray.
Joining McGhee among the honorable mention All-Americans were Max Abmas (Oral Roberts), Tyree Appleby (Wake Forest), Souley Boum (Xavier), Tyger Campbell (UCLA), Marcus Carr (Texas), Yuri Collins (St. Louis), Antoine Davis (Detroit Mercy), Kendric Davis (Memphis), Hunter Dickinson (Michigan), Kyle Filipowski (Duke), Adam Flagler (Baylor), Ryan Falkbrenner (Creighton), Mike Miles, Jr. (TCU), Adama Sanogo (UConn), Wade Taylor IV (Texas A&M), and Isaiah Wong (Miami).