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Marcus Denmon named USBWA Second-Team All-American

10:23 AM, Mar 12, 2012   |    comments
Marcus Denmon. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Columbia, Mo (KSDK) -- Mizzou basketball senior Marcus Denmon was named to the US Basketball Writers Association All-America Second Team.

The US Basketball Writers Association honored 10 student-athletes. They made five first-team selections and five second-team selections.

Denmon is the Mizzou's team leading scorer at 17.6 points per game (third in the Big 12) while averaging 5.1 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists per game. He has ascended to sixth on Mizzou's all-time career scoring list with 1,755 career points and needs just five points to pass Arthur Johnson for fifth-place all-time at Mizzou. Denmon has connected on 41-percent of his 3-point attempts this season while his 95 makes from distance are the second-most ever by a Tiger senior and the fourth-most by any Tiger in a single season.

The second-team All-America nod for Denmon is the first for Mizzou since Melvin Booker was named to the second team in 1993-94.  Willie Smith, Doug Smith, Anthony Peeler and Booker are all Tigers who perviously received the All-America honors.

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