Mar 26, 2012 12:44 PM EDT
Thomas Robinson, Anthony Davis, Jared Sullinger, Draymond Green and Doug McDermott have been named to the 11-12 AP All-America First Team.
Robinson was a unanimous selection, the first player to receive that distinction since Blake Griffin in 2009.
"It's a blessing to be named even in the same category as Blake Griffin," Robinson said. "For that to happen, I'm glad all the hard work is paying off.
On the Second Team are Isaiah Canaan of Murray State, Marcus Denmon of Missouri, Tyler Zeller of North Carolina, Jae Crowder of Marquette and Kevin Jones of West Virginia.
Mar 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT
Anthony Davis was awarded the Oscar Robertson Trophy as Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association.
Davis joins Kevin Durant as the only two freshman winners in the award’s 53-year history.
“Anthony Davis made an immediate and dramatic impact on college basketball,” said USBWA president Lenox Rawlings of the Winston-Salem Journal. “He has many skills, most obvious among them his ability to block and alter shots. Davis’ dominance inside solidified Kentucky as a national title contender and brought Bill Russell back into the dialogue, shining light on the vital half of the game that people often ignore.”
Mar 09, 2012 12:54 AM EST
Isaiah Wilkerson of N.J.I.T. has been named the 2012 Great West Conference Player of the Year.
Joining Wilkerson on the All-GWC First Team is Jared Maree and Brandon Provost of Texas-Pan American, and Utah Valley's Geddes Robinson and Isiah Williams.
On the All-GWC Second Team is Utah Valley's Ben Aird and Holton Hunsaker, North Dakota's Pat Mitchell and Troy Huff, and Chris Flores of N.J.I.T.
Maree also was named the Defensive Player of the Year.
Jeremy Robinson of Chicago State was named Newcomer of the Year.
Mar 08, 2012 12:47 PM EST
Zach Rosen of Penn has been named the 2012 Ivy League Player of the Year.
Rosen averaged 18.6 points, 3.8 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game during conference play.
Also on the All-Ivy First Team is Brian Barbour of Columbia, Harvard's Kyle Casey, Ian Hummer of Princeton, Greg Mangano of Yale and Chris Wroblewski of Cornell.
On the All-Ivy Second Team is Harvard's Brandyn Curry and KEith Wright, Princeton's Doug Davis, Brown's Sean McGonagill and Yale's Reggie Willhite.
Receiving All-Ivy Honorable Mention votes are Penn's Rob Belcore and Cornell's Johnathan Gray.
Willhite was also named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, while Shonn Miller of Cornell was named Rookie of the Year.
Mar 07, 2012 4:25 PM EST
Mitchell Watt of Buffalo has been named the 2012 MAC Player of the Year.
Watt averaged 16.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in conference play.
Watt is joined on the All-MAC First Team by teammate Javon McCrea, Ohio's D.J. Cooper, Kent State's Justin Greene and Julian Mavunga of Miami (OH).
On the All-MAC Second Team is Akron's Alex Abreu and Zeke Marshall, Toledo's Rian Pearson, Ball State's Jarrod Jones and Bowling Green's A'uston Calhoun.
The All-MAC Third Team is comprised of Akron's Nikola Cvetinovic, Eastern Michigan's Darrell Lampley, Kent State's Mike Porrini, Bowling Green's Scott Thomas and Central Michigan's Trey Zeigler.
Receiving All-MAC Honorable Mention votes are Kent State's Carlton Guyton and Rand Holt, Ohio's Ivo Baltic and Walter Offutt, Curtis Dennis of Toledo and Flenard Whitfield of Western Michigan.
Marshall was named Defensive Player of the Year, while Toledo's Julius Brown was named Freshman of the Year.
Joining Brown on the All-Freshman Team is Ball State's Aaron Adeoye, Austin McBroom of Central Michigan, Abdel Nader of Northern Illinois and Brian Sullivan of Miami (OH).
Mar 07, 2012 4:01 PM EST
Paul Crosby of Mississippi Valley State has been named the 2012 SWAC Player of the Year.
Crosby, a 6-foot-8 senior out of Michigan, averaged 13.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game during conference play.
Crosby is joined on the SWAC First Team All-Conference by teammate Cor-J Cox, Southern's Quinton Doggett, Grambling State's Quincy Roberts and Savalace Townsend of Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
On the SWAC Second Team All-Conference are Omar Strong and Fred Studivant of Texas Southern, Ivory White of Alabama State, Terrence Joyner of Mississippi Valley State and Daniel Broughton of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The SWAC Third Team All-Conference is comprised of Alabama State's Tramaine Butler and Phillip Crawford, Southern's Derick Beltran, Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Mitchell Anderson and Kevin Burwell of Mississippi Valley State.
Townsend was also named the SWAC Defensive Player of the Year, while Roberts was named Top Newcomer.
Jackson State's Kelsey Howard was named SWAC Freshman of the Year.
Mar 07, 2012 1:54 AM EST
Anthony Davis of Kentucky has been named the SEC Player of the Year by both the Coaches and AP. John Wall also received both honors during his freshman season at Kentucky.
Davis was also named Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year.
Joining Davis on the First Team All-SEC is teammate and fellow freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, freshman Bradley Beal of Florida, Dee Bost and Arnett Moultrie of Mississippi State, as well as John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor of Vanderbilt.
On the Second Team All-SEC are Kentucky's Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb, Alabama's JaMychal Green and Trever Releford, B.J. Young of Arkansas, Erving Walker of Florida, Justin Hamilton of LSU, Terrance Henry of Ole Miss and Jeronne Maymon of Tennessee.
Also on the All-Defensive Team with Davis is Kidd-Gilchrist, Reginald Buckner of Ole Miss, Damontre Harris of South Carolina and Taylor.
Joining Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist, Beal and Young on the All-Freshman Team are Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of Georgia, Anthony. Hickey of LSU, Rodney Hood of Mississippi State and Jarnell Stokes of Tennessee.
Darius Miller of Kentucky received Sixth Man of the Year honors.
Mar 07, 2012 1:43 AM EST
Patrick Richard of McNeese State has been named the 2012 Southland Player of the Year. Richard, who was a First Team selection last season, averaged 18.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals during conference play.
Also on the All-Southland First Team is Antonio Bostic of Stephen F. Austin, Mike James of Lamar, William Mosley of Northwestern State and LaMarcus Reed III of Texas-Arlington.
On the All-Southland Second Team are Lamar teammates Devon Lamb and Anthony Miles, Jereal Scott of Stephen F. Austin, Bo Ingram of Texas-Arlington and Jeromie Hill of Texas-San Antonio.
On the All-Southland Third Team is Kevin Butler of Texas-Arlington, Shamir Davis of Northwestern State, Melvin Johnson III of Texas-San Antonio, LaQuentin Miles of Central Arkansas and Matt Staff of Texas State.
Receiving Honorable Mention votes are Kannon Burrage of UTSA, Dontae Cannon of McNeese State, Terrence Jones of Texas A&M-CC, Trevon Lewis of Nicholls State, Jordan Reeves of Texas-Arlington and Brooks Ybarra of Texas State.
Butler was named Newcomer of the Year and Lewis was recognized as Freshman of the Year.
Mar 07, 2012 1:32 AM EST
Loyola (MD) defeated Fairfield by a final score of 48-44 to win the 2012 MAAC Tournament.
Fairfield reached the title game following their semifinal upset of Iona.
Erik Etherly of Loyola (MD) was named Tournament MOP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammates Justin Drummond and Robert Olson, Rakim Sanders and Desmond Wade of Fairfield, and Scott Machado of Iona.
Mar 07, 2012 1:00 AM EST
Davidson defeated Western Carolina 93-91 to win the 2012 Southern Conference Tournament.
De'Mon Brooks was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, an award won twice by Stephen Curry.
Joining Brooks on the All-Tournament Team is teammates Jake Cohen and J.P. Kuhlman, and Western Carolina's Harouna Mutombo and Trey Sumler.
Joining Deonte Burton on the All-Conference First Team is teammate Olek Czyz, Hawaii's Vander Joaquim, Wendell McKines of New Mexico State and Utah State's Preston Medlin.
Will Barton of Memphis headlines the 2012 Conference-USA First Team and is joined by UCF's Keith Clanton, Tulsa's Jordan Clarkson, UAB's Cameron Moore and Tulane's Ricky Tarrant.
Jamaal Franklin went from an 8.0 minute per game player as a freshman to playing more than 30 minutes per game and averaging 17.1 points and 7.9 rebounds.
Draymond Green, Aaron Craft, Cody Zeller and Trey Burke received the top Big Ten awards.
Jorge Gutierrez is joined on the All-Pac-12 First Team by teammate Allen Crabbe, Arizona's Kyle Fogg and Solomon Hill, Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten of Washington, Devoe Joseph of Oregon, Andre Roberson of Colorado and Jared Cunningham of Oregon State.
Tyler Zeller, John Henson and Harrison Barnes headline the All-ACC First Team and are joined by Duke's Austin Rivers and Virginia's Mike Scott.
Casper Ware of Long Beach State has been named the Big West Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
Kris Joseph is joined by Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom of Marquette, Jason Clark of Georgetown, Kevin Jones of West Virginia and Jeremy Lamb of Connecticut.
Thomas Robinson is joined on the All-Big 12 First Team by teammate Tyshawn Taylor, J'Covan Brown of Texas, Marcus Denmon of Missouri and Royce White of Iowa State.
Andrew Nicholson, a native of Canada, averaged 20.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in conference play.
Joining Kyle O'Quinn on the All-MEAC First Team is Tony Gallo of Coppin State, Darrion Pellum of Hampton, Dominique Sutton of North Carolina Central and Jay Threatt of Delaware State.
Darryl Partin is joined on the First Team by Stony Brook's Tommy Brenton and Bryan Dougher, Vermont's Matt Glass and Albany's Gerardo Suero.
Ryan Pearson was joined on the All-CAA First Team by Old Dominion's Kent Bazemore, Bradford Burgess of VCU, Drexel's Frantz Massenat and Keith Rendleman of UNC-Wilmington.
Scott Machado was joined on the All-MAAC team by teammate Mike Glover, Siena's O.D. Anosike, Manhattan's George Beamon, Erik Etherly of Loyola (MD) and Rakim Sanders of Fairfield.
Dominique Morris was joined on the First Team All-Summit by Frank Gaines of IPFW, Alex Young of IUPUI, Taylor Braun of North Dakota State, Reggie Hamilton of Oakland and South Dakota State's Nate Wolters.
Damian Lillard is joined on the All-Big Sky First Team by Portland State's Charles Odum and Chehales Tapscott, Montana's Will Cherry and Kareem Lamar, and Cliff Colimon of Eastern Washington.
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