NABC Names Fredette to All-America Third Team

Jimmer Fredette was named to the State Farm Coaches’ Division I All-America Third Team. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2010 State Farm Coaches’ Division I All-America teams at Bracket Town during the NABC convention. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America.

BYU guard Jimmer Fredette has been named to the State Farm Coaches' Division I All-America Third Team, his fourth All-America honor this season. He received All-America Honorable Mention from the Associated Press and was named to the Sporting News All-America Third Team and the Lute Olson All-America Team.

2010 STATE FARM COACHES’ DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM

Sherron Collins, Kansas, 5-11, 205, Senior, Guard, Chicago, Ill.

Wesley Johnson, Syracuse, 6-7, 205, Junior, Forward, Corsicana, Texas

Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, 6-2, 190, Senior, Guard, Herndon, Va.

Evan Turner, Ohio State, 6-7, 205, Junior, Guard, Chicago, Ill.

John Wall, Kentucky, 6-4, 195, Freshman, Guard, Raleigh, N.C.

2010 STATE FARM COACHES’ DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM

Cole Aldrich, Kansas, 6-11, 245, Junior, Center, Bloomington, Minn.

DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky, 6-11, 270, Freshman, Forward, Mobile, Ala.

Robbie Hummel, Purdue, 6-8, 208, Junior, Forward, Valparaiso, Ind.

Jon Scheyer, Duke, 6-5, 190, Senior, Guard, Northbrook, Ill.

Greivis Vasquez, Maryland, 6-6, 200, Senior, Guard, Caracas, Venezuela

2010 STATE FARM COACHES’ DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM

James Anderson, Oklahoma State, 6-6, 210, Junior, Guard, Junction City, Ark.

Da’Sean Butler, West Virginia, 6-7, 230, Senior, Forward, Newark, N.J.

Jimmer Fredette, BYU, 6-2, 195, Junior, Guard, Glens Falls, N.Y.

Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, 6-8, 246, Senior, Forward, Schereville, Ind.

Greg Monroe, Georgetown, 6-11, 247, Sophomore, Center, New Orleans, La.

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches

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ALL-AMERICA BIOS

FIRST TEAM

Sherron Collins -- Kansas

Collins and the Kansas Jayhawks were ranked number one in the nation for much of this season and this outstanding guard played in huge part in that success. He led Kansas to a 33-3 record, including the Big 12 regular-season and conference postseason championship titles. The senior from Chicago, who led Kansas in scoring at 15.5 points per game, was a two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection as a junior and senior and the 2010 conference tourney Most Valuable Player. Collins was also named to the USBWA All-America first team and has appeared on numerous All-America teams this season. He is also the winningest player in Kansas basketball history, amassing 130 victories throughout his career.

Wesley Johnson -- Syracuse

Johnson, in his first season at Syracuse after transferring from Iowa State, led the Orange to a 30-5 overall record and the BIG EAST Conference regular-season championship. Syracuse was ranked first in the national polls during the season and reached the Sweet 16 this year. Johnson was the BIG EAST Conference Player of the Year. The junior forward was also selected to the Associated Press All-America team and a United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) First Team All-America. Johnson started all 35 games and led the team in scoring (16.5), rebounding (8.5) and minutes-played (35.0). He excelled in the postseason, averaging 22.0 points and 9.7 rebounds per game in three NCAA Tournament games.

Scottie Reynolds -- Villanova

Reynolds, a senior guard, made big shot after big shot for Villanova this season and leaves as the second leading scorer in Wildcats’ history. He averaged 16.0 points in 139 career games at Villanova and sank 37.3 percent of his career 3-point attempts. He was a consensus All-America first team selection this season and ended his career as the No. 2 all-time scorer at Villanova with 2,222 points, trailing only Kerry Kittles in that category by 21 points. Reynolds was a part of 99 victories and four NCAA Tournament appearances at Villanova, which included two Sweet 16 berths, one Elite Eight spot and the 2009 Final Four.

Evan Turner -- Ohio State

Turner has overcome a lot this season. In the eighth game of the season on December 5, he suffered two fractures in his spine and was told he had a recovery period of eight weeks. But after missing just six games, the 6-7 junior guard was back in action and led his Ohio State Buckeyes to a share of the Big Ten title on his way to being selected Big Ten player of the Year. Turner led the conference in scoring and rebounding, was second in assists and steals and soon was at the top of every All-America and player of the year list while leading the Buckeyes to the to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament. He averaged 20.4 points and over nine rebounds per game with a team-leading 185 assists, 54 steals and 28 blocks as one of the most dominating players in all of college basketball. He was the recipient of the U.S. Basketball Writers’ Oscar Robertson Trophy as the nation’s best player.

John Wall -- Kentucky

Wall, the SEC Player of the Year, led the Wildcats in scoring (16.6), assists (6.5) and steals (1.8) while setting the school single season assist record with 241. The Adolph Rupp National Player of the Year recorded five double-doubles on the season, three in points and assists and two in points and rebounds, making him the first player in UK history to record double-doubles in points and rebounds and points and assists. Kentucky made its record 50th NCAA Tournament appearance this season after winning the SEC tournament and finished with a 35-3 record. Wall was also named a First Team All-America by the Associated Press along with teammate DeMarcus Cousins. It marks the first time ever that two freshmen teammates were named to the AP first team and they are only the ninth pair of teammates to make the first team.

SECOND TEAM

Cole Aldrich -- Kansas

Aldrich, a junior center, averaged 11.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game as Kansas, which was ranked number one for most of the season, compiled a 33-3 record, including the Big 12 regular-season and conference postseason championship titles. He blocked 123 shots to record a KU single-season record. Aldrich was named the 2010 Academic All-American of the Year and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. He was also named to the Associated Press All-America third team. He was part of three Big 12 regular-season championships, two Big 12 postseason championship titles, one NCAA National Championship and two NCAA Tournament Sweet 16’s while at Kansas. Aldrich never lost in Allen Fieldhouse, posting a three-year record of 55-0. He finished his career second on the KU blocked shots list with 254.

DeMarcus Cousins -- Kentucky

Cousins was second on the team in scoring, averaging 15.1 ppg. while posting a team-best 9.8 rpg., all in only 23.5 minutes per game. He shattered the UK freshman rebounding record by nearly 100 rebounds and scored the second most points by a Kentucky freshman, behind teammate John Wall. The SEC Freshman of the Year also led the Wildcats in double-doubles this season with 20, the most by a UK player since 1973 and the fourth most in a season in Kentucky basketball history. Kentucky made its record 50th NCAA Tournament appearance this season after winning the SEC tournament and finished with a 35-3 record. Cousins was also named a First Team All-America by the Associated Press along with teammate John Wall. It marks the first time ever that two freshmen teammates were named to the AP first team and they are only the ninth pair of teammates to make the first team.

Robbie Hummel -- Purdue

Hummel, a first-team All-Big Ten selection and both an NABC and USBWA all-district pick, led the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.902), and ranked fourth in defensive rebounds (5.3) sixth in both total rebounds (6.9) and blocked shots (1.0) and seventh in points (15.7) per game. The junior forward, who was lost for the year to a knee injury on Feb. 24, posted eight double-doubles on the year, led Purdue in scoring eight times and paced the team in rebounds on 13 occasions. He set a program record early in the season by making 36-consecutive free throws. Hummel also broke the 1,000-point and 500-rebound milestones for his career during the season, becoming just the 19th player in program history to reach both markers. He was named a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, and was also included on the midseason watch lists for the Wooden Award and the Naismith Trophy. He led the Boilermakers to a program record-tying 29 wins, a share of their first Big Ten title since 1996 and their second-straight appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16.

Jon Scheyer -- Duke

Scheyer, the Blue Devils’ senior point guard, seemed to control the entire flow of the team this season, leading his team in most categories. Entering the NCAA semifinals, he had scored 690 points; hit 104 three-point field goals, including some key shots in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games; shot 88 percent from the free throw line; and played almost 1400 minutes. He is one of only four players to score 500 points and dish out 100 assists in back-to-back seasons and is part of only the second trio in Duke history to each score over 600 points. Named to several All-America teams, Scheyer led Duke to the Final Four for the 15th time. He scored 20 points in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight against Baylor to help the Blue Devils win the South Regional championship.

Greivis Vasquez -- Maryland

Vasquez, the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, posed a matchup problem for everyone. The three-time all-ACC first team selection is the only player in ACC history with 2,000 points, 700 assists and 600 rebounds in his career and is the only player in Maryland history to register 500 rebounds and 500 assists. In a Maryland program with a history of outstanding players, the senior guard ranks second in career scoring with 2,171 points; second in career assists with 772; and grabbed 647 rebounds. This season the senior guard averaged 19.6 points and 6.3 assists while hitting on 86 percent of his free throws.

THIRD TEAM

James Anderson -- Oklahoma State

Anderson, a junior guard, led the Cowboys to a 22-11 record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. He led the team and league in scoring, averaging 22.3 points per game. He was the unanimous Big 12 Player of the Year and an AP All-America second team selection. Anderson scored 735 points this season, the second-most ever by a Cowboy’s player behind Bryant Reeves' 797 points in 1994-95. Anderson also scored 1,811 career points, the fourth-most ever by a Cowboy in school history.

Da’Sean Butler -- West Virginia

Butler has led West Virginia to the Final Four for the first time since 1959. He is averaging 17.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game and is third in career scoring at WVU with 2,085 points. Butler trails only Jerry West (2,309 points) and Hot Rod Hundley (2,180 points) on WVU’s all-time scoring list. Butler becomes the seventh different Mountaineer to earn AP All-America first, second or third team honors and first since Wil Robinson earned third-team honors in 1972. He earned the Most Outstanding Player award after leading WVU to three victories and the school’s first BIG EAST tournament title. Butler was also named to the NCAA East Region All-Tournament team in helping WVU to its second Final Four appearance in school history. The senior forward was named to the Associated Press All-America second team and a United States Basketball Writers Association All-District II selection. Butler has recorded a school record 107 double-figure scoring games as a Mountaineer. He has been a part of more WVU wins (107) than any other player in school history. West Virginia is 107-38 with Butler in the lineup.

Jimmer Fredette -- BYU

Fredette, a junior guard, 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. He set BYU records with 49 points and nine threes against Arizona and set an MWC Tournament record with 45 points against TCU. Fredette 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. He was named AP All-America honorable mention, as well as Sporting News All-America Third Team. Fredette 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.

Luke Harangody -- Notre Dame

Harangody led Notre Dame in scoring and rebounding for the third straight season as he averaged 21.8 points and 9.1 rebounds. He finished his career with 2.476 points and 1,222 rebounds and ranks as the second-most productive player in the 105-year history of the Irish basketball program in each of those two categories. The senior forward, just one of 11 players in BIG EAST history to earn first team all-conference honors three times, concluded his career third all-time in scoring (1,329 points) and second in rebounds (662) in BIG EAST history. The third team AP All-America selection, was on pace to become the league's all-time leader in both of those categories, but missed five regular-season games after suffering a deep bone bruise on his right knee in mid-February. He averaged 20.4 points and 10.2 rebounds in 65 career league outings to become the only player in Big East history to post career averages of 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds.

Greg Monroe -- Georgetown

Monroe led Georgetown to a 23-11 overall record, advanced to the BIG EAST Tournament Championship game for the third time in six seasons and the Hoyas were selected for the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in six years. He averaged 16.1 points and 9.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game this season, while connecting on 52.5 percent of his field goals. Monroe, a third team AP All-America selection, was named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament team after leading the Hoyas to the championship game against West Virginia. The sophomore center had 14 double-doubles during the season. In a win at Providence in February, Monroe scored 12 points and handed out a career-best 12 assists. The 12 assists were the most by a center in BIG EAST Conference history and tied for the 10th-best single game performance in school history.