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Duke's Okafor becomes third freshman in 5 years to be named AP preseason All-American

  • FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2014, file photo, Duke's Jahlil Okafor drives to the basket in front of Rasheed Sulaimon as the team kicks off its NCAA college basketball season in a scrimmage during Countdown to Craziness at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.  Okafor was selected to The Associated Press' preseason NCAA college basketball All-America team Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2014, file photo, Duke's Jahlil Okafor drives to the basket in front of Rasheed Sulaimon as the team kicks off its NCAA college basketball season in a scrimmage during Countdown to Craziness at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. Okafor was selected to The Associated Press' preseason NCAA college basketball All-America team Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 8, 2014, file photo, North Carolina's Marcus Paige (5) shoots over Duke's Amile Jefferson (21) and Quinn Cook during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C.  Paige was selected to The Associated Press' preseason NCAA college basketball All-America team Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

    FILE - In this March 8, 2014, file photo, North Carolina's Marcus Paige (5) shoots over Duke's Amile Jefferson (21) and Quinn Cook during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. Paige was selected to The Associated Press' preseason NCAA college basketball All-America team Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Louisville's Montrezl Harrell, right, dunks as teammate Chinanu Onuaku looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball scrimmage in Louisville, Ky.  Harrell was selected to The Associated Press' preseason All-America NCAA college basketball team Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Louisville's Montrezl Harrell, right, dunks as teammate Chinanu Onuaku looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball scrimmage in Louisville, Ky. Harrell was selected to The Associated Press' preseason All-America NCAA college basketball team Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)  (The Associated Press)

Duke's Jahlil Okafor has become the third freshman in five years to be named to The Associated Press' preseason All-American team.

The rest of the team, announced Monday, has a bit more experience: North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige, Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky, Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell and Wichita State junior point guard Fred VanVleet.

North Carolina's Harrison Barnes in 2010 and Andrew Wiggins of Kansas last season also made the AP's preseason team as freshmen.

Paige was the leading vote getter, named on 57 ballots by the 65-member national media panel. Harrell was second with 56 votes.

Kaminsky led the Badgers to the Final Four last season and VanVleet played there with the Shockers two years ago.