ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – Ten standout players representing
seven conferences have been selected to the 2010-11 U.S. Basketball
Writers Association All-America Team. A trio of seniors – BYU
guard Jimmer Fredette, Purdue forward/center JaJuan Johnson
and Duke guard Nolan Smith – headline the first-team selections.
Joining those three are Connecticut junior guard Kemba Walker
and Ohio State freshman forward Jared Sullinger.
The second team consists of Morehead State forward/center
Kenneth Faried, Texas guard/forward Jordan Hamilton,
Notre Dame guard Ben Hansbrough, Kansas forward Marcus
Morris and Arizona forward Derrick Williams.
The Big East, Big Ten and Big 12 each boast a pair of All-Americans
and, although Duke, Kansas, Notre Dame and Ohio State have players
on the team for a second consecutive season, each of the ten players
honored this season by the USBWA is a All-America selection for
the first time. Other conferences represented on the All-America
team are the ACC, Mountain West, Ohio Valley and Pac-10. Hansbrough
is the brother of three-time USBWA All-American and 2008 Oscar Robertson
Trophy winner Tyler Hansbrough.
Each of the first-team selections is among the Oscar Robertson
Trophy finalists. The USBWA's National Player of the Year Award
will be announced Monday, March 28 and presented on Friday, April
1 at the 2011 USBWA College Basketball Awards Breakfast at the George
R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
On Tuesday, the USBWA will announce the winner of the Wayman
Tisdale Award to be presented to the national freshman of the
year. Next Monday, March 21, the association will announce the winner
of its Henry Iba Award to be presented to the national coach
of the year.
Following is the complete 2010-11 USBWA All-America team:
USBWA MEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM
||Glens Falls, N.Y.
|Nolan Smith, Duke
||Upper Marlboro, Md.
||Poplar Bluff, Mo.
||La Mirada, Calif.
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in
1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers.
Today, it is one of the most influential organizations in college
basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57
season. For more information on the USBWA and its All-America team,
contact executive director Joe Mitch at 314-444-4325.
• 2010-11 USBWA All-District teams
• All-time USBWA All-America