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Duke's Kyle Singler tops AP preseason All-America poll

November 1, 2010 | 11:02 am

Singler_250 For the second season in a row, Duke's Kyle Singler was named to the Associated Press preseason men's basketball All-America team.

He's probably hoping the similarities end there. Last year, none of the preseason selections made the actual All-America list, with Singler slipping down to honorable-mention status.

Singler, who led Duke to the national championship last year, received the most votes in the preseason poll, with his name listed on 62 of the 65 ballots submitted by the same national media panel that selects the Associated Press men's basketball poll.

Joining Singler on the list are Kansas State's Jacob Pullen (53 votes), BYU's Jimmer Fredette (49), Purdue's JaJuan Johnson (46) and North Carolina's Harrison Barnes (17).

Barnes is the first freshman selected since voting began prior to the 1986-87 season.

-- Chuck Schilken

Photo: Kyle Singler. Credit: Chuck Liddy / MCT