The redshirt junior from Normal, Ill., was selected as a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press. KBD also was the only Buckeye to crack the All-American teams or the honorable mention list.
Joining Bates-Diop on the Second Team are Trevon Bluiett (Xavier), Jock Landale (St.Mary’s), Miles Bridges (Michigan State) and Jevon Carter (West Virginia). In total, three members from the Big Ten were selected to the All-American teams, with Purdue’s Carsen Edwards making the Third Team.
For those wondering, the First Team list includes a star-studded lineup, with two of the All-Americans going head-to-head in the Final Four. Villanova’s Jalen Brunson will go up against Devonte’ Graham and the Kansas Jayhawks; the other three spots on the team went to Deandre Ayton (Arizona), Trae Young (Oklahoma) and Marvin Bagley III (Duke).