Alabama basketball Herb Jones named third-team AP All-American

Brett Greenberg
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama basketball's Herbert Jones was announced as a third-team Associated Press All-American  on Tuesday.

Jones is the Crimson Tide's first AP All-American selection since Erwin Dudley in 2002. Dudley also was a third-team pick. 

Alabama forward Herb Jones (1) goes to the basket against East Tennessee State in Coleman Coliseum Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]

Jones, a senior forward leads Alabama in rebounds, assists, steals and blocks entering Saturday's NCAA Tournament opener against No. 15 seed Iona (TV: TBS, 3 p.m. CT). Jones, the SEC player of the year and SEC defensive player of the year, also is averaging 11.4 points per game.

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