[Sports] NCAA Basketball Preseason All-America Team

Jared Sullinger, Ohio State (Sophomore, Forward, 6’9, 280 lbs)

An unanimous decision for the Preseason All-America Team. For the 2010-2011 season Jared Sullinger averaged 17.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 31.7 minutes per game for the Buckeyes. Helped Ohio State finish the season at 34-3. Sullinger was picked to the First Team All-America by many publications. Was also the NCAA and Big Ten Freshman of the year, and Big Ten Tournament Most Valuable Player, among many other accolades.

Harrison Barnes, North Carolina (Sophomore, Forward, 6’8, 210 lbs)

The ninth Tar Heel to earn ACC Rookie of the Year honors and the fourth to play for head coach Roy Williams. The 14th Tar Heel to earn Freshman All-America honors. Second-team All-ACC selection. Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors three times. An NCAA East Regional all-tournament selection. Averaged 21.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in NCAA Tourney play • Earned first-team All-ACC Tournament honors. Most points by a UNC freshman in the ACC Tournament since Phil Ford had 78 in 1975..

Terrence Jones, Kentucky (Sophomore, Forward, 6’9, 252 lbs)

Started 35 of 38 games, averaging 15.7 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game. Broke teammate Doron Lamb’s UK freshman scoring record with 35 pts. vs. Auburn. Helped lead Kentucky to the Final Four where they lost to eventual NCAA champions UCONN. Was a First Team All-SEC selection, SEC Freshman of the Year, and part of the Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team. Originally had plans on entering the NBA draft until he announced his return to UK on May 7th, a day before the withdrawal deadline.

Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut (Sophomore, Guard-Forward, 6’5, 185 lbs)

Named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team. Appeared in all 41 games, starting 40. Averaged 11.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per game. Recorded 10.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in BIG EAST play. Named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team, NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team, and NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team. Averaged 16.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 58-percent from the field in the NCAA Tournament.

Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin (Senior, Guard, 6’1, 195 lbs)

Senior Jordan Taylor emerged as one of the nation’s top all-around players in 2010-11 after earning second-team All-American honors from the AP. Led the nation with a 3.83 assist-to-turnover in 2010-11. Was named to the 2011 Big Ten All-Defensive Team. Ranked 4th in the Big Ten with 18.1 points per game, including 20.1 points per game in Big Ten play. Exhibited the ability to take over late in games, scoring 21 of his 27 points in the 2nd half of a comeback win over No. 1 Ohio State (2/12/11) and then poured in a career-high 39 points a few weeks later in a win at Indiana (3/3/11). Currently ranks 6th at UW with 317 career assists. Has appeared in all 100 games of his UW career with 51 starts. Named First Team All-America in 2011 by FOX Sports. Also was one of five finalists for the Bob Cousy Award.


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