KU's Collins and Aldrich Named to 2010 NABC State Farm® Coaches' Division I All-America Teams
April 3, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS — Kansas men’s basketball players Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich have been named to the 2010 State Farm® Coaches’ Division I All-America teams at Bracket TownTM during the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) convention here Saturday. Additionally, Collins was named Consensus All-America first team by the NCAA, which compiles All-America lists from the Associated Press, NABC, USBWA and The Sporting News in forming the consensus squads. Aldrich was a second-team Consensus All-America for the 2009-10 season.
Collins, a first-team NABC State Farm All-America selection, is appearing on the team for the second straight year. Last year, Collins was a second team selection. Aldrich is making the team for the first time. The NABC State Farm squads were selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC.
Collins is the first Kansas player to be named Consensus All-America first team since Wayne Simien in 2005. Last year, Collins was a second team Consensus All-America selection. Aldrich is a Consensus All-America for the first time.
In 2009-10, Kansas was ranked number one in the nation for much of this season and finished with a 33-3 record, including the Big 12 regular-season and conference postseason championship titles.
Collins led KU 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 outstanding player. On Friday, Collins was named the inaugural Lute Olson Player of the Year collegeinsider.com, has been named to the USBWA All-America first team and has appeared on numerous All-America teams this season. Collins is the winningest player in Kansas basketball history, amassing 130 victories throughout his career. The 130 wins ranks tied for fifth on the NCAA four-year record. Collins finished his career ranked fifth on the KU career scoring list with 1,888 points.
Aldrich averaged 11.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game this season. The Bloomington, Minn., native blocked 125 shots to record a KU single-season record. Aldrich was named the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA 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. 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.
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.
2010 Consensus All-America Selections
Sherron Collins, KANSAS, 5-11, SR., CHICAGO
Wesley Johnson, Syracuse, 6-7, Jr., Corsicana, TX
*Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, 6-2, Jr., Herndon, VA
*Evan Turner, Ohio St., 6-7, Jr., Chicago
*John Wall, Kentucky, 6-4, Fr., Raleigh, NC
Cole Aldrich, KANSAS, 6-11, JR.
James Anderson, Oklahoma St., 6-6, Jr.
DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky, 6-11, Fr.
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, 6-8, Sr.
Jon Scheyer, Duke, 6-5, Sr.
Greivis Vasquez, Maryland, 6-6, Sr.
Others Receiving Votes
Da’Sean Butler, West Virginia, 6-7, Sr.
Jordan Crawford, Xavier, 6-4, So.
Jimmer Fredette, BYU, 6-2, Jr.
Darington Hobson, New Mexico, 6-7, Jr.
Robbie Hummel, Purdue, 6-8, Jr.
Damion James, Texas, 6-7, Sr.
Greg Monroe, Georgetown, 6-11, Jr.
Jacob Pullen, Kansas St., 6-0, Jr.