South Carolina Basketball: Gamecocks put two on AP All-American team

South Carolina basketball stars Kamilla Cardoso (2nd Team) and Te-Hina Paopao (Honorable Mention) both received All-American accolades from the Associated Press
South Carolina basketball star Te-Hina Paopao
South Carolina basketball star Te-Hina Paopao / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina basketball stars Te-Hina Paopao and Kamilla Cardoso have been all over the award lists this season. The point-guard-turned-shooting-guard and 6'7" center arguably have been the most important players on the Gamecock roster this season.

Both players found their way onto the All-SEC teams and are finalists for their respective positional awards (Lisa Leslie Award given to the nation's top center for Cardoso and Ann Meyer-Drysdale Award given to the nation's top point guard for Paopao). Both players even received All-American honors from the USBWA (United States Basketball Writers Association).

On Wednesday, news dropped that the Associated Press was also putting both Gamecock stars on their All-American teams. Kamilla Cardoso was selected as a 2nd Team All-American, while Te-Hina Paopao received Honorable Mention recogntion.

The entire AP All-American team can be seen below:

1st Team

Caitlin Clark (Guard, Iowa Hawkeyes)
JuJu Watkins (Guard, Southern Cal Trojans)
Hannah Hidalgo (Guard, Notre Dame Fighting Irish)
Paige Bueckers (Guard, UConn Huskies)
Cameron Brink (Forward, Stanford Cardinal)

2nd Team

Jacy Sheldon (Guard, Ohio State Buckeyes)
Madison Booker (Forward, Texas Lonhorns)
Angel Reese (Forward, LSU Tigers)
Elizabeth Kitley (Forward, Virginia Tech Hokies)
Kamilla Cardoso (Center, South Carolina Gamecocks)

3rd Team

Georgia Amoore (Guard, Virginia Tech Hokies)
Dyaisha Fair (Guard, Syracuse Orange)
Reagan Beers (Forward, Oregon State Beavers)
Alissa Pili (Forward, Utah Utes)
Mackenzie Holmes (Forward, Indiana Hoosiers)

Honorable Mention

Te-Hina Paopao (Guard, South Carolina Gamecocks)
McKenna Hofschild (Guard, Colorado State Rams)
Abbey Hsu (Guard, Columbia Lions)
Nika Muhl (Guard, UConn Huskies)
Lucy Olsen (Guard, Villanova Wildcats
Charisma Osborne (Guard, UCLA Bruins)
Kiki Rice (Guard, UCLA Bruins)
JJ Quinerly (Guard, West Virginia Mountaineers)
Jaylyn Sherrod (Guard, Colorado Buffaloes)
Ta'Niya Latson (Guard, Florida State Seminoles)
Saniyah Rivers (Forward, NC State Wolfpack)
Skylar Vann (Forward, Oklahoma Sooners)
Cotie McMahon (Forward, Ohio State Buckeyes)
Rickea Jackson (Forward, Tennessee Volunteers)
Kiki Oriafen (Forward, Stanford Cardinal)
Aneesah Morrow (Forward, LSU Tigers)
Aaliyah Edwards (Forward, UConn Huskies)
Yvonne Ejim (Forward, Gonzaga Bulldogs)
Lauren Gustin (Forward, BYU Cougars)
Audi Crooks (Center, Iowa State Cyclones)
Lauren Betts (Center, UCLA Bruins)
Ayoka Lee (Center, Kansas State Wildcats)

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