Jimmer Fredette has been named to the Lute Olson All-America Team. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
BOSTON (MA) – BYU senior guard Jimmer Fredette has been named to the 2011 Lute Olson All-America team that was announced Friday. Rather selecting a first, second, third team and honorable mentions; the Lute Olson All-America squad is just one team.
Fredette led BYU to a 32-4 record – the best in the history of the program – while leading the nation in scoring at 28.9 points per game. In the postseason, Fredette led the Cougars to the Sweet 16 with wins over Wofford and Gonzaga. It marked the first time BYU had advanced to the second weekend of the tournament since 1981.
Along with a spot on the Lute Olson All-America team, Fredette has been named a first-team All-American by the USBWA, Sporting News, Basketball Times, Yahoo! Sports, CBSSports.com and SI.com. Sporting News, Basketball Times, CBSSports.com and SI.com have named Fredette the national player of the year.
The 2011 Lute Olson All-America Team
Harrison Barnes, North Carolina
Keith Benson, Oakland
Marshon Brooks, Providence
Alec Burks, Colorado
Norris Cole, Cleveland State
Kenneth Faried, Morehead State
Jimmer Fredette, Brigham Young
Andrew Goudelock, College of Charleston
Jordan Hamilton, Texas
Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame
Justin Harper, Richmond
Tu Holloway, Xavier
Charles Jenkins, Hofstra
JaJuan Johnson, Purdue
Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State
Marcus Morris, Kansas
Adrian Oliver, San Jose State
Nolan Smith, Duke
Kyle Singler, Duke
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
Kemba Walker, Connecticut
Derrick Williams, Arizona
The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation’s top Division I player who has played at least two seasons with his respective team. Freshmen and first-year transfers can be named to the All-America team, but are not eligible to receive the Player of the Year honors.
The 2011 Lute Olson Player of the Year will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet on April 1 in Houston, site of the men’s basketball championship.
The award is named in honor of coaching great Lute Olson, who won 780 games in 34 seasons, 24 of which were spent at the University of Arizona. During that stretch he led the Wildcats to 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, 23 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, four Final Four appearances and a National Championship in 1997.