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.
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.
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.
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.
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