All-American Watch 1.1

Latest – and third – addition of my season long All-American Watch.  12/7/08

First Team

Stephen Curry - Davidson, 6’2″ Jr. Guard – 31 ppg and 6.4 apg

What did Curry do after a game where he was “held” scoreless?  He score 44 points in front of LeBron James to lead Davidson over North Carolina State.

Blake Griffin - Oklahoma, 6’10” So. Forward – 25.6 ppg and 17.3 rpg

With Curry, he is at the top of the list for Player of the Year.  He is a beast and I have not seen anyone who can match-up against Griffin one-on-one.  Imagine if he had a consistent fifteen foot jumper.  Nasty.

Manny Harris - Michigan, 6’5″ So. Guard – 20.8 ppg, 7.4 rpg and 3.9 apg

Against UCLA and Duke, Harris is averaging 19 ppg, 4 rpg, 3 apg and shooting 48% from the floor and 88% from the foul line.  What I am not so subtly hinting at, Harris is capable of elevating his game to another in major games.   Let’s hope he can maintain.

James Harden - Arizona State, 6’4″ So. Guard – 26.3 ppg, 7 rpg and 4 apg

To be honest, I think I have seen Harden play about 10 minutes of basketball this season.  But everything I see is evidence that he is the most complete offensive player in the country.

Luke Harangody - Notre Dame, 6’8″ Jr. Forward – 23 ppg and 12 rpg

After sitting out two games, Harangody came back to for the for the game against Ohio State.  He scored 25 and  had 16 rebounds in a tough lose.

Second Team

Chase Budinger - Arizona, Jr. Forward – 20.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.6 apg and 63% 3PT

Jonny Flynn – Syracuse, 6’0″ So. Guard – 19.8 ppg and 5.4 apg

DeJuan Blair - PITT, 6’7″ So. Forward – 14.9 ppg and 13.4 rpg

Jeff Teague - Wake Forrest, 6’2″ So. Guard – 20.6 ppg, 4.9 apg, 4 rpg and 57% 3PT

Tyler Smith – Tenn., 6’7″ Jr. Forward –  17.4 ppg, 6 rpg and 5 apg

Third Team

Hasheem Thabeet – UConn, 7’3″ Jr. Center – 14.5 ppg, 12.5 rpg and 4 bpg

Kyle McCalarney – Notre Dame, 6’0″ Sr. Guard – 18.9 ppg, 3.8 apg, 2.4 apg and 48% 3PT

Tyler Hansbrough – UNC, 6’9″ Sr. Forward – 22 ppg and 6.8 rpg

Ty Lawson – UNC, 5’11” Jr. Guard – 16.1 ppg, 6.9 apg, 2.4 prg, 3 steals and 55% 3PT

Kyle Singler - Duke, 6’8″ So. Forward – 16.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg and 3.3 apg

Honorable Mention

Patrick Patterson – Kentucky, 6’8″ So. Forward – 17.9 ppg, 9.1 rpg and 3 apg

A.J. Abrams – Texas, 5’11” Sr. Guard – 18 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 44% 3PT

Curtis Jerrells - Baylor, 6’1″ Sr. Guard – 16.3 ppg, 5.5 apg, 3.6 apg and 1.8 steals per game.

Evan Turner – Ohio State, 6’7″ So. Guard – 16.6 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 3.4 apg and 3 spg

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