Gonzaga's Drew Timme lone unanimous selection on AP preseason All-America team

<p><p>Gonzaga forward Drew Timme’s collection of preseason honors continues to grow.</p></p><p><p>It was no surprise that Timme, considered one of the favorites for college basketball player of the year, was named to the AP preseason All-America team released Monday.</p></p><p><p>Timme was the only unanimous selection on the five-player team, earning votes from all 63 media members. He was joined by UCLA guard Johnny Juzang, Illinois center Kofi Cockburn, Villanova guard Collin Gillespie and Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, whose father, Ray Jackson, was a cornerback at Washington State in the late 1990s.</p></p><p><p>Freshman forward Chet Holmgren was the only other Zag to receive votes. There isn’t a preseason second- or third-team. AP voters are asked to submit first-team selections.</p></p><p><p>Timme, who earned AP second-team honors as a sophomore, made 65.5% of his shots, including 67.7% on 2-pointers, while averaging 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season.</p></p><p><p>The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Timme led GU with 14 games with at least 20 points, including a career-high 30 against Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Timme was named the West Region’s most outstanding player and made the All-NCAA Tournament team after averaging 20.3 points on 64.9% shooting in six games.</p></p><p><p>Former Gonzaga standout Corey Kispert made the AP preseason and postseason All-America teams last year. The last Zag prior to Kispert on the AP preseason team was Kyle Wiltjer in the 2015-16 season.</p></p><p><p>Timme was named the preseason national player of the year by the Athletic last week. According to BetMGM, Timme is the Wooden Award favorite at +600, just in front of Duke’s Paolo Banchero at +700. Chet Holmgren is sixth at +1100. Gonzaga’s Andrew Nembhard, Nolan Hickman and Hunter Sallis are listed at +3000.</p></p><p><p>Gonzaga faces UCLA on Nov. 23 and Duke on Nov. 26. Both games are at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.</p></p><p><p>Timme, a junior from Richardson, Texas, was recently named to the 20-player watch list for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award. Timme won the Malone Award last season.</p></p>