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Syracuse Basketball: Rakeem Christmas Named AP Third-Team All-American

The awards keep coming for the SU big man.

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The Associated Press released its All-American teams Monday afternoon, naming Syracuse Orange center Rakeem Christmas to the third-team.

Christmas was joined on the third-team by Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer, Iowa State's Georges Niang, and Oklahoma's Buddy Hield.

Christmas was previously named a second-team All-American by USA Today. He also earned All-ACC first team and All-ACC defensive team honors earlier this month.

The big man averaged 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in 2014-15, leading Syracuse to an 18-win regular season. Having fulfilled his four years of eligibility, Christmas will enter the NBA Draft later this spring.