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Darrun Hilliard Named Second Team All-American by Sporting News

-Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

-Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Darrun Hilliard is getting some much deserved credit that goes beyond Villanova and the Big East – the entire nation. Sporting News named the senior guard to Second Team All-American honors. Hilliard led the 29-2 regular season champion Wildcats in scoring, averaging 14.2 points per game. He also averaged 3.2 rebounds per game and just under two steals per game. Bethlehem Steel shot 43.6% overall and 38.2% from long range.

He’s had a number of dazzling performances throughout the season, most notably when he was the hero. Very early on in the season, Hilliard was able to get a steal that led to a fast break dunk to ice the game against the Bucknell Bison. Recently, he had a monster game at Butler, where he sank the game winning three pointer. Hilliard had 31 points that night and a career-high eight baskets from long range.

Here are Sporting News’ All-American Teams:

First Team All-American:
Jahlil Okafor (Duke) Fr., C
Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin) Sr., F
Willie Cauley-Stein (Kentucky) Jr., F
Deion Wright (Utah) Sr., G
D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State) Fr., G

Second Team All-American:
Seth Tuttle (Northern Iowa) Sr., F
Darrun Hilliard (Villanova) Sr., G
Quinn Cook (Duke) Sr., G
Jerian Grant (Notre Dame) Sr., G
Melo Trimble (Maryland) Fr., G

Third Team All-American:
Rakeem Christmas (Syracuse) Sr., F
Karl-Anthony Towns (Kentucky) Fr., F
Bobby Portis (Arkansas) So., F
Joseph Young (Oregon) Sr., G
Kevin Pangos (Gonzaga) Sr., G

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Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.

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