The following 12 players will not always have the most beautiful box scores, the most jersey sales or highlights on ESPN. Heck, some of the more casual fans may not even know who some of them are. They often do the little things that go unnoticed at the end of the night but contribute to their team's success all the same.
These players often have to make up for their lack of natural ability with hard work. Drawing charges, boxing out, diving for loose balls, tough defense and timely shooting are some of the ways these gritty players earn their keep.
So, here are the five starters by position and the seven reserve players on the 2011 All-Grit team.