NEW YORK — Jock Landale has been announced as part of the 2017 Associated Press All-America Team, the AP announced today.
Landale was chosen as an Honorable Mention by the 65-member national media panel that votes on the AP Top 25 national ranking.
Landale is the first Gael to be honored as an All-American since Matthew Dellavedova was named Honorable Mention in 2012-13.
The 6-11 junior was a dominant force for the Gaels and the historical season. Landale led the team in points, rebounds, blocks and field-goal percentage. He was fourth in the West Coast Conference in points per game (16.9), first in rebounds (9.5), second in field goal percentage (61.1 percent) and sixth in blocks per game (1.2).
Landale was among the nation’s best rebounders and most efficient scorers. He ranked 16th in field goal percentage, 34th in rebounds and 14th in double-doubles. Landale recorded 17 double-doubles on the season, including both NCAA Tournament games.
A role player in 2015-16, Landale had a breakout campaign, starting all 34 games for the Gaels. The junior averaged 28.3 minutes per contest and played all 40 in the Round of 64 win versus VCU in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Landale has also been chosen as one of the nation’s best centers. He was recently named a top-5 finalist for the treasured Kareem Abdul-Jabaar award. He was also a top-30 finalist for the Naismith Trophy, and is a USBWA All-District player.
Landale was also named to his first All-WCC First Team honor this season.
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