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Bears' Jack Nolan Named Third-Team All-American

Bears' Jack Nolan Named Third-Team All-American

From Washington University Athletics

Washington University in St. Louis guard Jack Nolan capped an outstanding junior season by earning 2020 Third-Team All-America honors, as announced Tuesday by the website.

Nolan is the eighth player in school history to earn All-America honors joining Chris Jeffries (2003), Troy Ruths (2008), Aaron Thompson (2009, 2010), Sean Wallis (2009, 2010), Dylan Richter (2012), Chris Klimek (2014) and Andrew Sanders (2018).

"Jack had an exceptional junior season and is deserving of All-America recognition," said second-year WashU head coach Pat Juckem. "He is the defensive focus of every opponent and continues to play efficiently while delivering when his team needs him the most. Most impressive is Jack's humility, team first approach and commitment to helping his team be successful."

Nolan started all 27 games at shooting guard for WashU and averaged 18.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game. He was named the 2020 Central Region Player of the Year and University Athletic Association (UAA) Co-Player of the Year. 

Nolan led the conference in scoring, steals (50) and three-point field goals made (85). He scored in double figures in all 27 games, including a career-best 31 at Illinois Wesleyan on Dec. 19. Nolan became the 25th player to join the 1,000-point club on Jan. 31 vs. Rochester. 

He enters his senior season ranked first in first in school history in free-throw percentage (.915), third in three-pointers made (215) and 17th in scoring (1,204).

WashU finished the season with a 22-5 overall record and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in school history. The Bears won their 16th UAA title and finished the season ranked No. 9 in the Top-25 Poll.