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USBWA All-American Teams released

March 12, 2012
By Tyler Bloyd of KentuckySports.co

usbwa_colorThe USBWA OR United States Basketball Writers Association released their version of the 2011-12 All-American Teams and two Kentucky guys have made the rosters. And just a heads up, these All-American teams are chosen on the 10 BEST players in college basketball, regardless of position.

Anthony Davis was selected to the 1st Team All-America, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was put on the 2nd Team. These are two big awards for the guys, especially Kidd-Gilchrist who has been they type of player any coach in America could ask for on, and off the court. Again, congratulations to these two guys as more awards are sure to come through Lexington.

First Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Anthony Davis, Kentucky F 6-10 220 Fr. Chicago, Ill.
4th Kentucky All-American since 2008-09 (19th Kentucky player selected as an All-American)
Draymond Green, Michigan State F 6-7 230 Sr. Saginaw, Mich.
First Michigan State All-American since 2000-01 (Jason Richardson, 2nd team) and 8th overall
Doug McDermott, Creighton F 6-7 220 So. Ames, Iowa
First first-team All-American from Creighton (Kyle Korver earned 2nd team in 2002-03)
Thomas Robinson, Kansas F 6-10 237 Jr. Washington, D.C.
7th Kansas All-American since 2001-02 (14th Kansas player selected as an All-American)
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State F 6-9 280 So. Columbus, Ohio
4th Ohio State player to earn back-to-back honors (Jerry Lucas, Jimmy Jackson, Scoonie Penn)
Second Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Isaiah Canaan, Murray State G 6-0 193 Jr. Biloxi, Miss.
First All-America selection from Murray State (2nd straight from Ohio Valley Conference)
Marcus Denmon, Missouri G 6-3 185 Sr. Kansas City, Mo.
Fifth Missouri selection and first since 1993-94 (Melvin Booker, 2nd Team)
Kevin Jones, West Virginia F 6-8 260 Sr. Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Fourth player and fifth selection from West Virginia; first since 1962-63 (Rod Thorn)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky F 6-7 232 Fr. Somerdale, N.J.
3rd Kentucky freshman since 2009-10 to earn All-America honors (John Wall, Anthony Davis)
Tyler Zeller, North Carolina F 7-0 250 Sr. Washington, Ind.
26th North Carolina player honored by USBWA and first since 2008-09 (Tyler Hansbrough)


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