March 13, 1996: Iverson named to AP All-America team

Hampton's Allen Iverson, the only sophomore honored, was named to The Associated Press' All-America Tuesday.

Iverson, who led Georgetown to second place in the Big East Conference tournament, was the third-leading vote-getter on the first team behind Massachusetts' Marcus Camby and Connecticut's Ray Allen.

Wake Forest's Tim Duncan and Villanova's Kerry Kittles, the only senior, rounded out the first team. The other Camby, Allen and Duncan are juniors.

The 6-1 Iverson, from Bethel High School, was a highlight clip waiting to happen this season for Georgetown. He averaged 24.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.5 steals while being selected the Big East defensive player of the year for the second straight year.

``It's a great honor,'' he said. ``It's something I always wanted to be.''

Iverson, along with Allen and Kittles, gave the Big East an unprecedented three players on the first team.

Camby came within one vote of being a unanimous selection and is the first player from Massachusetts to be selected to the first team.

All but one voter on the 66-member national media panel had Camby on the first team. He received 328 points in the 5-3-1 voting, edging Allen, the junior swingman who had 324.

Iverson received 318 points, four more than Duncan, a junior. Kittles, the only senior on the first team, had 246.

Camby averaged 20.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.8 blocks.

``Good players put up numbers. Special players make everyone around them better. Marcus Camby is a special player,'' Massachusetts coach John Calipari said.

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