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Andre Drummond Named to All-NBA Third Team

The former UConn center made an All-NBA team for the first time after an impressive season.

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The All-NBA teams were released Thursday and for the first time since Ray Allen in the 2004-2005 season a UConn player made one of the teams. Andre Drummond received 13 first-team votes and got 173 voting points overall earning third-team honors.

Drummond, a fourth-year center for the Detroit Pistons, has been on his way up since entering the league as the ninth pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. This past season, he scored 16.2 points per game to go along with 14.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. Playing in 81 contests and starting all of them, Drummond put up 66 double-doubles, besting the next highest total by 12.

The Middletown, Conn. native also averaged 1.5 steals per game, while only fouling out of twice. He cemented his place as one of the better defensive players in the NBA and also had a Player Efficiency Rating of 21.3.

Former UConn star Kemba Walker, currently starring for the Charlotte Hornets, also received votes but was not named to one of the three All-NBA teams.