2010 Unknown All-American Men's Basketball Team
This slide show is about five extremely-talented NCAA Men's Basketball players that do not get the respect that they deserve. I decided to make this slide show to show the five (there are many others) players that are unknown and deserve All-American Honors. I believe that these players are truly great. This is my Unknown All-American Team and my choices have not been influenced by anyone, professional analysts or friends.
Center - Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State University
Jarvis Varnado is a 6-9, 230 pound senior on Mississippi State. He is the best defender in the nation and an absolute beast.
Take a look at his stats: 13.2 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, and 5 blocks per game. He currently has 528 blocks, which is second all time in NCAA Men's history.
He has four games in the regular season to obliterate the record of 535. He will easily do so. He is the best shot-blocker in NCAA history. He is a force down low and a double-double machine. Varnado should be an All-American and he easily makes my Unknown Team.
Forward - Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest
Al-Farouq Aminu is a 6-9, 215 pound forward that plays for Wake Forest. Aminu is only a sophomore and has a lot of potential. He is vastly underrated. He is an outstanding player.
His stats show it: 17 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, 2 blocks per game, and 2 steals per game. He consistently reaches double digit points and rebounds. He is very strong down low. I expect him to be unbelievable in the near future.
Guard/Forward - Darington Hobson, New Mexico
Darington Hobson is almost completely unknown. He is the leader of the #12 ranked Lobos. Hobson is a 6-7, 205 pound junior that is an eye-popping athlete. He can play any position and can play defense on just about anybody in the nation.
His stats are tremendous: 16 points per game, 5 assists per game, and 9 rebounds per game. Lets those stats sink in. Now that they're done sinking in you can actually think about how amazing they are. This guy is putting up stats very similar to Buckeye Evan Turner, but Hobson is getting no attention. He is straight-up stud. He should definitely be an All-American.
Guard - Quincy Pondexter, University of Washington
Quincy Pondexter is a 6-6, 215 pound senior on Washington. He is relatively unknown too. His stats are stellar: 20.3 points per game, 2 assists per game, and 8 rebounds per game. He is a monster. He is an extremely versatile player who can play with the best.
Quincy doesn't get much respect or attention because he plays in the horrible Pac-10. But just because someone is in a bad conference doesn't mean they're a bad player. Pondexter is a prime example. He is a phenomenal basketball player.
Guard - Demetri McCamey, University of Illinois
Demetri McCamey is an excellent point guard on Illinois. He probably gets the most attention out of any of the guys I mentioned before. But he is a superior player in crunch-time of a close game and down the stretch of the season.
His stats show who is boss: 15.2 points per game, 7 assists per game, 3 rebounds per game, and 38% from beyond the three-point line. He takes control of games when he needs to. He led an Orange Krush upset against Michigan State with 22 points and a then career-high 11 assists.
He led another upset against the Wisconsin Badgers with 27 points and 7 assists. McCamey broke the school single-game assist record against Purdue on February 20th, with 16 assists. McCamey is a star and should be recognized for his magnificent talent.