NCAA Midseason All-American Teams

Steve PopowskiCorrespondent IFebruary 5, 2009

Midseason in college b-ball has arrived, so here are my picks for All-American teams. I put more emphasis on whether or not the player is on a winning team, because I believe that winning is more important than personal stats.

First Team:


G: Stephen Curry, Jr.;  Davidson

28.9 ppg, 6.5 apg, 4.1 rpg

No other player in the league is more important to their team than Curry is to Davidson.

G: Jeff Teague, Soph.; Wake Forest

20.7 ppg, 3.7 apg

Huge year for Teague on an excellent Wake Forest team.

G/F: Terrence Williams, Sen.; Louisville

13.4 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 4.5 apg

Probably the most underrated player in NCAA basketball. All around stats are very impressive and he deserves more attention from a thriving Louisville team.

F: Blake Griffin, Soph.; Oklahoma

22.4 ppg, 14.1 rpg

Best big man in the league playing for No. 2 Oklahoma. Would he be this good in a better conference?

F: Tyler Hansbrough, Sr.; North Carolina

22.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg

Why are we not talking about Hansbrough at all this year? North Carolina is still a potential No.1 seed, and Hansbrough is their leader. Still having an excellent year and cementing himself as one of the best college basketball players of all time.


Second Team:


G: Jerel McNeal, Sr.; Marquette

20.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.8 apg

The reigning Big East Defensive player of the year has improved in almost every offensive category this season. Leader of the surprise Marquette team.

G: James Harden, Soph.; Arizona State

21.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 4.1 apg

Big year for Harden who is almost single handedly lifted ASU. Will be a high draft pick come the NBA summer draft.

G/F: Gerald Henderson, Jr.; Duke

15.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg

Leader of well-balanced Duke team deserves second team honors.

F: DeJuan Blair, Soph.; Pittsburgh

14.9 ppg, 12.7 rpg

Wondering why Pitt is playing so well? Look at Blair's 6.1 offensive rebounds a game.

F: Hasheem Thabeet, Jr.; UConn

13.0 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 4.0 blks

Teammate Jeff Adrien may be having a better statistical year, but the reason that UConn is No. 1 is the beast that clogs the lane.


Third Team:


G: Eric Maynor, Sr.; VCU

23.2 ppg, 5.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Will be a great NBA prospect but playing on VCU does not warrant first team All-American.

G: Nick Calathes, Soph.; Florida

18.1 ppg, 6.4 apg, 5.3 rpg

May be the best point guard in the country. If only he had a big man to dish it to.

G/F: Ty Lawson, Jr.; North Carolina

15.5 ppg. 6.5 apg

Along with Hansborough, floor general of elite North Carolina team.

F: Jodie Meeks, Jr.; Kentucky

25.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg.

Will be known more so for his record 54 points in regulation but still having outstanding season. He and Patrick Patterson ARE Kentucky basketball.

F: Luke Harangody, Jr.; Notre Dame

25.1 ppg, 13.2 rpg

If this was the offensive teams of the year, Harangody would be first team. The fact that Notre Dame has fallen off of the face of the earth doesn't bode well for Harangody as first team All-Asucmerican material.