Following a tremendous junior season, Arizona Basketball forward Azuolas Tubelis has been named a Second-Team All-American by Associated Press.
Arizona Basketball had one hell of a season as the Wildcats finished the year with an impressive, 28 wins and a Pac-12 Conference Tournament Championship. All the more impressive is that Arizona did this while losing three players to the 2022 NBA Draft.
And a big part of the Wildcats’ success this season has been the play of junior forward, Azuolas Tubelis.
A talented and skilled forward, the Lithuanian native has made tremendous strides this year, becoming a collegiate star and possible first-round pick in the upcoming 2023 NBA Draft.
He wowed us with his impressive touch around the rim and his big playmaking ability. Beyond that, he was the first player to lead the Pac-12 Conference in both scoring and rebounding in quite some time.
This year, Azuolas is averaging 19.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game, and because of his productive season, Tubelis finished in second place in the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year running.
He was also named a First-Team Conference All-American and named the Pac-12’s Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
And making news on Tuesday afternoon, Arizona Basketball star Azuolas Tubelis received more accolades as he was named an AP 2nd-Team All-American.
In 2022-23, Tubelis has received a lot of recognition for his level of play, but perhaps none have been bigger than being named a Second-Team All-American by the Associated Press.
Making news via social media on Tuesday morning, Tubelis also joins Drew Timme (Gonzaga), Jalen Pickett (Penn State), Jaime Jaquez, Jr. (UCLA), and Oscar Tshiebwe (Kentucky) on the second-team All-American list.
What’s next for Tubelis and the Wildcats?
For Tubelis and the Wildcats, the NCAA Tournament starts on Thursday, where Arizona will take on 15th-seeded Princeton in the Round of 64 showdown!