PHOENIX CSU Bakersfield's Jaylin Airington is one of 25 players nationally named to the Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America Team announced Tuesday by

Considered the best defender in the WAC, Airington was often tasked with defending an opponent’s best player. A WAC All-Defensive Team selection, he averaged 14.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.8 steals per game as a senior.

Driesell won 786 games in 41 years at Davidson, Maryland, James Madison and Georgia State. He ranks eighth on the NCAA career Division I coaches victories list and his teams at each stop were known for playing tenacious defense. From 1969-1986 at Maryland, his teams posted a 348-159 record, won two Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles and one tournament title.

The complete Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America Team can be found below.

2017 Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America Team

Jaylin Airington

CSU Bakersfield

Dakarai Allen

San Diego State

Ehab Amin

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Jordan Bell


Tim Bond

Eastern Michigan

Chris Boucher


Devontae Cacok


Jevon Carter

West Virginia

Joseph Chartouny


Tacko Fall


Ethan Happ


Tra-Deon Hollins


Ben Lammers

Georgia Tech

Paris Lee

Illinois State

Reggie Lynch


Hassan Martin

Rhode Island

Tahjere McCall

Tennessee State

Chazz Patterson

Saint Peter's

Joe Rahon

Saint Mary's

Khyri Thomas


Liam Thomas

Nicholls State

Isaiah Wilkins


Jay Wright

UL Lafayette

Sindarius Thornwell

South Carolina

Derrick White