2009 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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Blake Griffin won most 2009 national player of the year awards.

An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and typically referred to as "All-American athletes", or simply "All-Americans". Although the honorees generally do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U.S. team sports to refer to players who are selected by members of the national media. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889.[1] The 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans are honorary lists that includes All-American selections from the Associated Press (AP), the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), the Sporting News (TSN), and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) drawn from the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. All selectors choose at least a first and second 5-man team. The NABC, AP and TSN choose third teams, while AP also lists honorable mention selections.

The Consensus 2009 College Basketball All-American team is determined by aggregating the results of the four major All-American teams as determined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Since United Press International was replaced by TSN in 1997, the four major selectors have been the aforementioned ones. AP has been a selector since 1948, NABC since 1957 and USBWA since 1960.[2] To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors based on a point system computed from the four different all-America teams. The point system consists of three points for first team, two points for second team and one point for third team. No honorable mention or fourth team or lower are used in the computation. The top five totals plus ties are first team and the next five plus ties are second team.[3] According to this system, DeJuan Blair, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, Tyler Hansbrough and James Harden were first team selections and Sherron Collins, Luke Harangody, Ty Lawson, Jodie Meeks, Jeff Teague and Hasheem Thabeet were second team selections.

Although the aforementioned lists are used to determine consensus honors, there are numerous other All-American lists. The ten finalists for the John Wooden Award are described as Wooden All-Americans.[4] The ten finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award are described as Senior All-Americans.[5] Other All-American lists include those determined by Fox Sports, and Yahoo! Sports.[6] The scholar-athletes selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) are termed Academic All-Americans.

2009 Consensus All-America team[edit]

PGPoint guard
SGShooting guard
PFPower forward
SFSmall forward
CCenter

The following players were consensus All-Americans.[7]


Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
DeJuan Blair C Sophomore Pittsburgh
Stephen Curry PG Junior Davidson
Blake Griffin PF Sophomore Oklahoma
Tyler Hansbrough C Senior North Carolina
James Harden SG Sophomore Arizona State


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Sherron Collins PG Junior Kansas
Luke Harangody PF Junior Notre Dame
Ty Lawson PG Junior North Carolina
Jodie Meeks SG Junior Kentucky
Jeff Teague PG Sophomore Wake Forest
Hasheem Thabeet C Junior Connecticut


Individual All-America teams[edit]

The table below details the selections for four major 2009 college basketball All-American teams. The number corresponding to the team designation (i.e., whether a player was a first team, second team, etc. selection) appears in the table. The following columns are included in the table:

Player – The name of the All-American
School – Collegiate affiliation
AP – Associated Press All-American Team
USBWA – United States Basketball Writers Association All-American Team
NABC – National Association of Basketball Coaches All-American Team
TSNSporting News All-American Team
CP – Points in the consensus scoring system
Notes – Collegiate highlights

By player[edit]

Player School AP USBWA NABC TSN CP Notes
Curry, StephenStephen Curry Davidson[8]
1
1
1
1
12
NCAA scoring leader
Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin Oklahoma[9]
1
1
1
1
12
National Player of the Year (AP,[10] Athlon,[11] FOX,[11] NABC,[12] Naismith,[13] Rupp,[14] TSN,[11] SI,[15] USBWA-Robertson,[16] Wooden[13]), NBA First overall draft, NCAA rebounding leader
Hansbrough, TylerTyler Hansbrough North Carolina[17]
1
1
1
1
12
College Basketball Athlete of the Decade (Sporting News,[18] Sports Illustrated[19]), Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Harden, JamesJames Harden Arizona State[20]
1
1
1
1
12
Blair, DeJuanDeJuan Blair Pittsburgh[21]
1
1
2
1
11
Thabeet, HasheemHasheem Thabeet Connecticut[22]
2
2
1
2
9
NABC Defensive Player of the Year
Meeks, JodieJodie Meeks Kentucky[23]
2
2
2
2
8
Harangody, LukeLuke Harangody Notre Dame[24]
2
2
3
3
6
Lawson, TyTy Lawson North Carolina[25]
2
2
2
6
Bob Cousy Award
Collins, SherronSherron Collins Kansas[26]
3
2
2
3
6
Teague, JeffJeff Teague Wake Forest[27]
2
2
2
6
McNeal, JerelJerel McNeal Marquette[28]
2
3
2
5
Douglas, ToneyToney Douglas Florida State[29]
3
3
2
Henderson, Jr., GeraldGerald Henderson, Jr. Duke[30]
3
3
2
Williams, TerrenceTerrence Williams Louisville[31]
3
3
2
Young, SamSam Young Pittsburgh[32]
3
3
2
Collison, DarrenDarren Collison UCLA[33]
3
1
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award
Hill, JordanJordan Hill Arizona[34]
3
1

By team[edit]

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Associated Press[35] DeJuan Blair Pittsburgh Luke Harangody Notre Dame Sherron Collins Kansas
Stephen Curry Davidson Ty Lawson North Carolina Toney Douglas Florida State
Blake Griffin Oklahoma Jerel McNeal Marquette Gerald Henderson Duke
Tyler Hansbrough North Carolina Jodie Meeks Kentucky Terrence Williams Louisville
James Harden Arizona State Hasheem Thabeet Connecticut Sam Young Pittsburgh
USBWA[36] DeJuan Blair Pittsburgh Sherron Collins Kansas No third team
Stephen Curry Davidson Luke Harangody Notre Dame
Blake Griffin Oklahoma Jodie Meeks Kentucky
Tyler Hansbrough North Carolina Jeff Teague Wake Forest
James Harden Arizona State Hasheem Thabeet Connecticut
NABC[37] Stephen Curry Davidson DeJuan Blair Pittsburgh Darren Collison UCLA
Blake Griffin Oklahoma Sherron Collins Kansas Luke Harangody Notre Dame
Tyler Hansbrough North Carolina Ty Lawson North Carolina Gerald Henderson Duke
James Harden Arizona State Jodie Meeks Kentucky Jerel McNeal Marquette
Hasheem Thabeet Connecticut Jeff Teague Wake Forest Terrence Williams Louisville
Sporting News[38] DeJuan Blair Pittsburgh Ty Lawson North Carolina Sherron Collins Kansas
Stephen Curry Davidson Jodie Meeks Kentucky Toney Douglas Florida State
Blake Griffin Oklahoma Jerel McNeal Marquette Luke Harangody Notre Dame
Tyler Hansbrough North Carolina Jeff Teague Wake Forest Jordan Hill Arizona
James Harden Arizona State Hasheem Thabeet Connecticut Sam Young Pittsburgh

AP Honorable Mention:[39]

Academic All-Americans[edit]

On February 25, 2009, CoSIDA and ESPN The Magazine announced the 2009 Academic All-American team with Brett Winkelman headlining the University Division as the men's college basketball Academic All-American of the Year.[40]

2008–09 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s Basketball Team (University Division) as selected by CoSIDA:

First Team
Player School Class GPA/Major
Brett Winkelman North Dakota State Senior 3.88/ Industrial engineering & Management
Jason Holsinger Evansville Senior 3.89/ Economics
Aaron Linn Gardner-Webb Senior 4.00/ Finance
Bryan Mullins Southern Illinois Senior 4.00/ Finance
Alex Ruoff West Virginia Senior 3.79/ History
Second Team
Player School Class GPA/Major
Jimmy Baron Rhode Island Senior 3.42/ Communications
Matt Howard Butler Sophomore 3.72/ Finance
Yves Mekongo Mbala La Salle Junior 3.82/ International Science, Business & Technology
Michael Schachtner Wisconsin-Green Bay Senior 3.81/ Psychology
Ryan Schneider Marist Senior 3.72/ Communications/Sports Communication
Third Team
Player School Class GPA/Major
Patrick Foley Columbia Junior 3.81/ Political science
David Kool Western Michigan Junior 3.38/ Physical education
Kevin Lisch Saint Louis Graduate 3.48/ Business administration (MBA)
Greg Paulus Duke Senior 3.35/ Political Science
Andy Wicke Belmont Senior 3.74/ Environmental studies

Wooden All-Americans[edit]

The ten finalists (and ties) for the John R. Wooden Award are called Wooden All-Americans. The 11 honorees are as follows:[41]

Player School
DeJuan Blair Pittsburgh
Stephen Curry Davidson
Blake Griffin Oklahoma
Tyler Hansbrough North Carolina
Luke Harangody Notre Dame
James Harden Arizona State
Gerald Henderson, Jr. Duke
Ty Lawson North Carolina
Hasheem Thabeet Connecticut
Terrence Williams Louisville
Sam Young Pittsburgh

Senior All-Americans[edit]

The ten finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award are called Senior All-Americans. The 10 honorees are as follows:[42]

Player School
A.J. Abrams Texas
Jimmy Baron Rhode Island
Dionte Christmas Temple
Tyler Hansbrough North Carolina
Lester Hudson Tennessee-Martin
Curtis Jerrells Baylor
Jerel McNeal Marquette
Andy Wicke Belmont
Terrence Williams Louisville
Sam Young Pittsburgh

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