Add FoxSports.com to Kansas Men's Basketball Postseason Accolades for 2009-10
Big 12 regular-season champion Kansas (29-2, 15-1 Big 12) continues to rack up postseason accolades as it heads into the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship March 11-13, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
On Monday, March 8, three teams were announced – Yahoo! Sports All-American team and the Big 12 Specialty Awards as selected by a panel of media and the Associated Press All-Big 12 teams were – for the 2009-10 season. On Tuesday, March 9, The Sporting News named its All-American team and the United State Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) released its all-district teams.
Yahoo! Sports named Kansas senior Sherron Collins second-team All-American and junior Cole Aldrich third-team All-American. KU sophomore Marcus Morris was the national most improved player of the year by the web site. Last week, KU head coach Bill Self was named to the Yahoo! Sports All-Coaches first team.
For the conference’s specialty awards, Kansas’ Xavier Henry was named to the All-Freshman Team, while Aldrich was named to the All-Defense Team. Jayhawks Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris were selected to the league’s All-Improved Team.
The Associated Press All-Big 12 team was announced and KU’s Aldrich and Collins were first-team members, while Marcus Morris was honorable mention.
Collins was selected second-team All-American by The Sporting News. Last year, Collins was a third-team All-American by The Sporting News.
Collins, Aldrich and Henry were named to the 10-member USBWA District VI team. Collins is appearing on the team for the second straight season, while Aldrich and Henry are making their first appearance on the squad.
Foxsports.com released its All-America team Tuesday, March 9, and Collins was second team, Aldrich third team and Henry was on the All-Freshman Team.
Yahoo! Sports All-America Team
G John Wall, Kentucky, freshman
G Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, senior
G/F Evan Turner, Ohio State, junior
G/F James Anderson, Oklahoma State, junior
C DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky, freshman
G Sherron Collins, KANSAS, senior
G Da’Sean Butler, West Virginia, senior
G Greivis Vasquez, Maryland, senior
G/F Wesley Johnson, Syracuse, junior
C Greg Monroe, Georgetown, sophomore
G Jon Scheyer, Duke, senior
G E’Twaun Moore, Purdue, junior
F Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, junior
F Damion James, Texas, senior
C Cole Aldrich, KANSAS, junior
Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech, junior; Devan Downey, South Carolina, senior; LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, junior; Jimmer Fredette, BYU, junior; Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, senior; Lazar Hayward, Marquette, senior; Darington Hobson, New Mexico, junior; Trevon Hughes, Wisconsin, senior; Dominique Jones, South Florida, junior; Kalin Lucas, Michigan State, junior; Patrick Patterson, Kentucky, junior; Quincy Pondexter, Washington, senior; Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, junior; Jerome Randle, Cal, senior; Andy Rautins, Syracuse, senior; Omar Samhan, St. Mary’s, senior
Player of the Year: John Wall, Kentucky
Coach of the Year: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse
Freshman of the Year: John Wall, Kentucky
Newcomer of the Year: Wesley Johnson, Syracuse
Sixth Man of the Year: Draymond Green, Michigan State
Defensive Player of the Year: Chris Kramer, Purdue
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Marcus Morris, KANSAS
Player of the Year – Evan Turner, 6-7, 220, G, Jr., Ohio State
Freshman of the Year – John Wall, 6-4, 193, PG, Fr., Kentucky
Coach of the Year – Jim Boeheim, Syracuse
Wesley Johnson, Syracuse: SF, 6-7, 205, Jr.
Evan Turner, Ohio State: G/F, 6-7, 220, Jr.
DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky: C, 6-11, 260, Fr.
John Wall, Kentucky: PG, 6-4, 193, Fr.
Greivis Vasquez, Maryland: G, 6-5, 200, Sr.
Da’Sean Butler, West Virginia: F, 6-7, 230, Sr.
Darington Hobson, New Mexico: F, 6-7, 205, Jr.
Greg Monroe, Georgetown: C, 6-11, 245, Soph.
Sherron Collins, KANSAS: G, 5-11, 205, Sr.
James Anderson, Oklahoma State: G, 6-6, 210, Jr.
Robbie Hummel, Purdue: F, 6-8, 210, Jr.
Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest: F, 6-9, 215, Soph.
Cole Aldrich, KANSAS: C, 6-11, 245, Jr.
Jon Scheyer, Duke: G, 6-5, 190, Sr.
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova: G, 6-2, 195, Sr.
Quincy Pondexter, Washington: F, 6-6, 215, Sr.
Damion James, Texas: F, 6-7, 225, F, Sr.
Ekpe Udoh, Baylor: C, 6-10, 240, Jr.
Jerome Randle, California: G, 5-10, 175, Sr.
Denis Clemente, Kansas State: G, 6-1, 180, Sr.
Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech: F, 6-9, 240
Hassan Whiteside, Marshall: F, 6-11, 220
DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky: C, 6-11, 260
John Wall, Kentucky: G, 6-4, 193
Xavier Henry, KANSAS: G, 6-6, 220
Big 12 Specialty Teams (as selected by a media panel)
All-Freshman – Avery Bradley, Texas; Alex Burks, Colorado; Tiny Gallon, Oklahoma; Tommy Mason-Griffin, Oklahoma; Xavier Henry, KANSAS
All-Newcomer – Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State; Curtis Kelly, Kansas State; Lance Jeter, Nebraska; Matt Pilgrim, Oklahoma State; Epke Udoh, Baylor
All-Underrated – Ryan Anderson, Nebraska; Bryan Davis, Texas A&M; Obi Muonelo, Oklahoma State; Nick Okorie, Texas Tech; Keith Ramsey, Missouri
All-Reserve – Quincy Acy, Baylor; Laurence Bowers, Missouri; Marcus Denmon, Missouri; B.J. Holmes, Texas A&M; Gary Johnson, Texas; Jamar Samuels, Kansas State (tie in the voting)
All-Defense – Cole Aldrich, KANSAS; Dogus Balbay, Texas; Jacob Pullen, Kansas State; J.T. Tiller, Missouri; Epke Udoh, Baylor
All-Improved – Laurence Bowers, Missouri; Tweety Carter, Baylor; Marcus Morris, KANSAS; Markieff Morris, KANSAS; Keiton Page, Oklahoma State
Associated Press All-Big 12
Cole Aldrich, KANSAS, Jr., 6-11, 245, Bloomington, Minn.
James Anderson, Oklahoma St., Jr., 6-6, 205, Junction City, Ark.
Sherron Collins, KANSAS, Sr., 5-11, 205, Chicago
Damion James, Texas, Sr., 6-7, 225, Nacogdoches, Texas
Jacob Pullen, Kansas St., Jr., 6-0, 200, Maywood, Ill.
Tweety Carter, Baylor, Sr., 5-11, 185, Reserve, La.
Denis Clemente, Kansas St., Sr., 6-1, 175, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, Jr., 6-4, 205, Monroe, La.
Donald Sloan, Texas A&M, Sr., 6-3, 205, Dallas
Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, Jr., 6-10, 240, Edmond, Okla.
Craig Brackins, Iowa St.; Alec Burks, Colorado; Bryan Davis, Texas A&M; Kim English, Missouri; Marcus Morris, KANSAS.
Sporting News All-Americans
G James Anderson, Oklahoma State
G Scottie Reynolds,Villanova
G Evan Turner, Ohio State
G John Wall, Kentucky
G Greivis Vasquez, Maryland
G Sherron Collins, KANSAS
G Jon Scheyer, Duke
F Damion James, Texas
F Wesley Johnson, Syracuse
F/C DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky
G Jordan Crawford, Xavier
G Jimmer Fredette, BYU
G Jacob Pullen, Kansas State
F Darington Hobson, New Mexico
C Luke Harangody, Notre Dame
G Jerome Randle, California
G Devan Downey, South Carolina
G Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech
G Matt Bouldin, Gonzaga
G Tweety Carter, Baylor
G Andy Rautins, Syracuse
G Trevon Hughes, Wisconsin
F Lazar Hayward, Marquette
F Kyle Singler, Duke
F Austin Freeman, Georgetown
USBWA DISTRICT VI (IA, MO, KS, OK, NE, ND, SD)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR – James Anderson, Oklahoma State
COACH OF THE YEAR – Frank Martin, Kansas State
Cole Aldrich, KANSAS
James Anderson, Oklahoma State
Craig Brackins, Iowa State
Denis Clemente, Kansas State
Sherron Collins, KANSAS
Jordan Eglseder, Northern Iowa
Kim English, Missouri
Xavier Henry, KANSAS
Adam Koch, Northern Iowa
Jacob Pullen, Kansas State