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Old 01-06-2011, 02:59 AM   #3
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Default Re: First-Half All-Americans


G- Tu Holloway, Xavier (21.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 5.6 apg)

Kemba-lite: he's exploded as a scoring point guard on a Xavier team depleted from last year. What is it with former Indiana signees scoring 20+ points a game at Xavier? Not too late, Mo Creek: you can average 25 a game in 2012-2013 if you hop one state to the east now.

G- E'Twaun Moore, Purdue (20.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.9 apg)

Shooting the ball better than ever, rebounding more than ever and taking better care of the ball than ever before. In short, he and Johnson have stepped up their games to the point where something near-unthinkable has happened: they have, between the two of them, effectively nullified the loss of Hummel.

F- Derrick Williams, Arizona (18.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.21 pps)

Far and away the most efficient scorer in college basketball. An effective inside-out forward who's physical around the rim and has a terrific outside touch, he shoots 65.1% from the floor, has made 14 of 20 three-pointers and shoots 77.7% from the FT line, averaging 8.7 FTA a game. Arizona appears bound for an NCAA tourney return without any other consistent scorer because Williams carries the offense in a manner of efficiency not seen in college basketball since Ike Diogu.

F- Markieff Morris, Kansas (13.6 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.1 bpg)

Ohh.....not the Morris twin you'd first think of? I prefer the slightly bigger Markieff, who's a much better rebounder, a better defender and now is scoring almost as much as Marcus (15.5 ppg). Plus, this one hasn't been ejected from any games.

F- Terrence Jones, Kentucky (17.1 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 1.9 bpg)

Has kind of tailed off after a ridiculous start but is still a candidate to be the No. 1 pick in the draft. Kentucky may not have a dominant post threat sans Kanter, but Jones has given them an explosive frontcourt player who can score in almost every way: from deep, posting up, midrange, driving, anything.

Honorable mention:

G Marcus Denmon, Missouri
G LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor
G Scoop Jardine, Syracuse
G Austin Freeman, Georgetown
G Darius Morris, Michigan
G Brandon Knight, Kentucky
G Marcus Jordan, Central Florida
F Jordan Williams, Maryland
F Jon Leuer, Wisconsin
F Marcus Morris, Kansas
F Rick Jackson, Syracuse
F Tim Abromaitis, Notre Dame
F Draymond Green, Michigan State
F Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota

Probably a few more I'm missing.

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