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Duke men's basketball's Vernon Carey Jr., Tre Jones named AP All-Americans

Vernon Carey Jr. was honored for his standout freshman season Friday.
Vernon Carey Jr. was honored for his standout freshman season Friday.

Vernon Carey Jr. and Tre Jones nearly swept the 2019-20 ACC awards last week, and their list of accolades continued to grow Friday afternoon.

The Blue Devil duo was named AP All-Americans, with Carey as a second-teamer and Jones as a third-teamer. 

Carey was the only freshman to make one of the three All-American teams, and the 6-foot-10 center dominated on the floor with a bully-like mentality inside. He averaged 17.8 points and 8.8 rebounds on the season.

In his sophomore campaign, Jones broke out as Duke's go-to scoring option on the perimeter. His 6.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game were elite, but his season will be best remembered for numerous clutch moments down the stretch, including a game-tying jumper at the buzzer against North Carolina.

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