Tyler Lydon is expected to have a breakout season for the Syracuse Orange this season. While he’s not expected to be among the five-best players in the nation, it seems like he’s going to be expected to be among the fifteen-best, and that’s not too shabby.
The AP All-American team was announced on Wednesday and it includes Duke's Grayson Allen, Cal's Ivan Rabb, Villanova's Josh Hart, Oregon's Dillon Brooks and Iowa State's Monte Morris.
Since the team is decided by voting, these were the top five vote-getters. After them came Indiana's Thomas Bryant, Washington's Markelle Fultz, Kansas' Josh Jackson, Maryland's Melo Trimble, Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes and Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame before Lydon showed up in 12th place overall with three votes.
It doesn’t sound like much but, hey, it’s nice to mentioned.
Lydon is coming off of a freshman campaign where he averaged 10.1 points and 6.3 rebounds. He scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Syracuse's exhibition win over IUP on Tuesday and Jim Boeheim jokes afterward that he expected it to be Lydon’s worst game of the year.
No votes for Rico, which, is a bit of a snub.