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Sears A Two-Time All-American

Justin Sears (Steve Musco photo)
Justin Sears (Steve Musco photo)

Earns Honorable Mention Recognition For Second Straight Year

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Justin Sears has added another accolade to his already quite impressive resume. Sears, a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year, has earned honorable mention All-America recognition from the Associated Press for the second straight year.

Sears is the first multiple-time All-American at Yale since Butch Graves was selected in three straight years from 1982 to 1984.

Sears, who is scheduled to play in the 2016 Reese's College All Star Game Friday at the Final Four in Houston, will graduate third in school history with 1,700 career points, fourth with 814 rebounds and second with 200 blocked shots.

Sears is the first two-time Ivy Player of the Year in school history and the first back-to-back winner in the league since Penn's Ibrahim Jaaber in 2006 and 2007. In addition, he was named first team All-Ivy for the third straight season, Yale's first three-time selection since Chris Dudley (1985-87).

This season Sears has been among the national leaders in offensive rebounds throughout the year and is in the top-10 in the Ivy League in a number of categories, including scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, assists, blocked shots and offensive rebounds.

He also earned first team All-District recognition from the NABC.

The AP first team All-Americans were: Denzel Valentine of Michigan State, Buddy Hield of Oklahoma, Brice Johnson of North Carolina, Malcolm Brogdon of Virginia and Tyler Ulis of Kentucky.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity