Cummard and Fredette Honored by CollegeHoops.net

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU senior Lee Cummard and sophomore Jimmer Fredette earned spots on the 2009 CollegeHoops.net High-Major All-America teams Wednesday with Cummard being named to the second team and Fredette receiving honorable mention honors.

The CollegeHoops.net High-Major All-America teams include student-athletes from the following conferences: the Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Missouri Valley Conference, Mountain West Conference, Western Athletic Conference and West Coast Conference.

“Lee and Jimmer both had outstanding seasons,” BYU head coach Dave Rose said. “Individually they had great seasons and helped lead us to a third-straight conference title. They have both worked really hard and deserve all the recognition they receive.”

The duo of Cummard and Fredette teamed to help lead the Cougars to their third-straight MWC regular season title. They both received first-team all-league honors and were named all-district by the United States Basketball Writers Association. Cummard was also named all-district by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and a fourth-team All-America by FOXSports.com in his final campaign at BYU. He led the Cougars in scoring (16.8 points per game), three-point percentage (38.7), free throw percentage (87.1) and blocks (30). He was also second on the team with 6.2 rebounds per game and 51.7 percent shooting from the field. Cummard finished the year ranked in the top-10 in eight statistical categories in the MWC.

Fredette had the best season by a BYU point guard since Marty Haws averaged 18.5 points and 4.1 assists per game in 1990. Haws was also the last Cougar floor general to earn first-team all-conference honors. Fredette had one of the best statistical seasons of any player in the MWC, ranking in the top-5 in five statistical categories, including scoring (5th), assists (3rd), free throw percentage (2nd), steals (2nd) and minutes played (4th). He was also eighth in assist/turnover ratio. He led the team in assists (4.1) and steals (1.5) and was second in scoring (16.2), three-point percentage (38.2 percent) and free throw percentage (84.7 percent).


CollegeHoops.net High-Major Player of the Year

Tyreke Evans - Fr, G, Memphis

CollegeHoops.net High-Major All-America First Team

G - Patrick Mills (So, St. Mary's)

G - Tyreke Evans (Fr, Memphis)

G - Dionte Christmas (Sr, Temple)

F - Ahmad Nivins (Sr, St. Joseph's)

C - Luke Nevill (Sr, Utah)

CollegeHoops.net High-Major All-America Second Team

G - Stefon Jackson (Sr, UTEP)

G - Lee Cummard (Sr, BYU)

F - Jermaine Taylor (Sr, UCF)

F - Gary Wilkinson (Sr, Utah St)

C - John Bryant (Sr, Santa Clara)

CollegeHoops.net High-Major All-America Third Team

G - Matt Bouldin (Jr, Gonzaga)

G - Robert Vaden (Sr, UAB)

F - Derrick Brown (Jr, Xavier)

F - Chris Wright (Jr, Dayton)

F - Josh Heytvelt (Sr, Gonzaga)

CollegeHoops.net High-Major All-America Fourth Team

G - Jeremy Pargo (Sr, Gonzaga)

G - Booker Woodfox (Sr, Creighton)

F - Robert Dozier (Sr, Memphis)

F - Diamon Simpson (Sr, St. Mary's)

F - Kyle Spain (Sr, San Diego St)

Honorable Mention

Luke Babbitt - Nevada

Jimmy Baron - Rhode Island

Aubrey Coleman - Houston

Austin Daye - Gonzaga

Osiris Eldridge - Illinois St

Shy Ely - Evansville

Brandon Ewing - Wyoming

Jimmer Fredette - BYU

Aaron Jackson - Duquesne

Jerome Jordan - Tulsa

Dior Lowhorn - San Francisco

Jared Quayle - Utah St

BJ Raymond - Xavier

Rene Rougeau - UNLV