Jimmer Fredette received All-America honorable mention from the Associate Press. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- BYU junior guard Jimmer Fredette received All-America honorable mention honors Monday from the Associated Press.
A 6-2 junior from Glens Falls, N.Y., Fredette led BYU to a program record 30 wins and helped the Cougars advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He led BYU in scoring (22.1 ppg), assists (4.7 apg) and three-point percentage (.440) while shooting .892 from the free throw line and adding 41 steals.
Fredette set BYU records with 49 points and nine threes against Arizona and a set an MWC Tournament record with 45 points against TCU. He tied the program’s NCAA Tournament scoring record with 37 points in BYU’s 99-92 double-overtime win over Florida in the first round. For the season he had eight 30-point games and had the fourth-most points (751) and fourth-most assists (159) by a Cougar in a single season.
In addition to the AP All-America honorable mention, Fredette was named to the Sporting News All-America Third Team. He also earned first-team All-MWC and All-District recognition from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). He was named the District VIII Player of the Year by the USBWA.
Fredette joins Lee Cummard (2008), Keena Young (2007), Rafael Araujo (2004) and Mekeli Wesley (2001) as the most recent Cougars to receive AP All-America honorable mention recognition.
2009-10 AP All-America Basketball Teams
Evan Turner, Ohio State, 20.3 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 5.9 apg, 54.0 fg pct, 1.8 steals
John Wall, Kentucky, 16.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 6.4 apg, 1.8 steals
Wes Johnson, Syracuse, 16.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.9 blocks
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, 18.5 ppg, 3.3 apg, 39.9 3-pt fg pct, 82.7 ft pct
DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky, 15.3 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 54.1 fg pct, 1.8 blocks
James Anderson, Oklahoma State, 22.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg
Sherron Collins, Kansas, 15.6 ppg, 4.4 apg, 85.1 ft pct
Greivis Vasquez, Maryland, 19.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 6.3 apg, 85.1 ft pct, 1.7 steals
Jon Scheyer, Duke, 18.6 ppg, 5.0 apg, 36.6 minutes, 87.5 ft pct
Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia, 17.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.3 apg
Greg Monroe, Georgetown, 16.1 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 3.7 apg, 52.1 fg pct
Cole Aldrich, Kansas, 11.2 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 55.9 fg pct, 3.5 blocks
Damion James, Texas, 18.0 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 50.9 fg pct, 40.2 3-pt fg pct
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, 22.4 ppg, 9.2 rpg
Darington Hobson, New Mexico, 16.2 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 4.6 apg
Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest; Kevin Anderson, Richmond; Luke Babbitt, Nevada; Keith Benson, Oakland; Matt Bouldin, Gonzaga.
Randy Culpepper, UTEP; Noah Dahlman, Wofford; Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech; Devan Downey, South Carolina.
Muhammad El-Amin, Stony Brook; Kenneth Faried, Morehead State; Alex Franklin, Siena; Jimmer Fredette, BYU; Marquez Haynes, Texas-Arlington.
Gordon Hayward, Butler; Lazar Hayward, Marquette; Adnan Hodzic, Lipscomb; Reggie Holmes, Morgan State; Robbie Hummel, Purdue.
Charles Jenkins, Hofstra; Garrison Johnson, Jackson State; Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara; Tyren Johnson, Louisiana-Lafayette; Dominique Jones, South Florida.
Adam Koch, Northern Iowa; David Kool, Western Michigan; Damian Lillard, Weber State; Kalin Lucas, Michigan State; C.J. McCollum, Lehigh.
E'Twaun Moore, Purdue; Artsiom Parakhouski, Radford; Patrick Patterson, Kentucky; Quincy Pondexter, Washington; Jacob Pullen, Kansas State.
Jerome Randle, California; Andy Rautins, Syracuse; Justin Rutty, Quinnipiac; Omar Samhan, Saint Mary's; Kyle Singler, Duke; Ekpe Udoh, Baylor; Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State; Hassan Whiteside, Marshall; Ryan Wittman, Cornell.