View Full Version : AP's preseason All-America team

11-03-2008, 02:41 PM
From ESPN.com (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3679952)

It's no surprise Tyler Hansbrough made The Associated Press' preseason All-America team -- this is his record third straight year as its leading vote-getter. For the first time, however, the North Carolina forward was a unanimous selection.

Joining Hansbrough on the team Monday were UCLA guard Darren Collison, also a repeat from last year's preseason team, Davidson guard Stephen Curry, Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody and Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin.

Hansbrough, a 6-foot-9 senior and the reigning national player of the year, was placed on all 72 ballots by the same media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Hansbrough missed being a unanimous pick last season by one vote, and he fell seven votes short as a sophomore.

The preseason team was first selected before the 1986-87 season. The last unanimous pick was Duke guard Jason Williams in 2001-02, and the last repeat selection was Michigan State guard Mateen Cleaves in 1999-00.

Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, 6-9, senior, 72 votes (22.6 ppg, 10.2 rpg)
Stephen Curry, Davidson, 6-2, junior, 66 votes (25.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg)
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, 6-8, junior, 58 votes (20.4 ppg, 10.6 rpg)
Darren Collison, UCLA, 6-1, senior, 46 votes (14.5 ppg, 3.8 apg)
Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, 6-10, sophomore, 45 votes (14.7 ppg, 9.1 rpg)

WI Sports Fan
11-03-2008, 04:10 PM
Interesting. Collison is probably the most debateable one for me. The AP has UConn and UNC ahead of UCLA in the polls, and both of those teams have elite PG's in A.J. Price and Ty Lawson. Price is superior statistically to Collison and Lawson is about equal, so I'd think one of those 2 would get the call over Darren. Greivis Vasquez of Maryland could emerge as the top individual PG in the nation though. He impressed me a ton last year and should only improve since he's very young. I would also look out for James Harden of Arizona State. If Curry can't repeat last year's magic, there's a good chance Harden will be there to take the spotlight.

11-04-2008, 04:07 PM
Collison is a great college G, but he's not going to get 1st team All-American this year. There's too much talent on that team. He won't be playing the entire game because of the depth that they have at both G spots.

11-04-2008, 04:39 PM
no singler?
thats fine.
he will end up on the end of the season list ;)

11-04-2008, 07:53 PM
no singler?
thats fine.
he will end up on the end of the season list ;)


WI Sports Fan
11-05-2008, 03:09 PM
no singler?
thats fine.
he will end up on the end of the season list ;)


11-13-2008, 08:35 AM
Kyle Singler has a lot of talent and probably would be a AA with any coach except that goofy looking ratface. However, like so many other blue-chippers before him, his talent will atrophy on the vine playing at puke.

11-16-2008, 08:20 PM
I agree about Collison... even as a Bruin fan. Holliday is gonna take too much time from him. But I love me some DC!

11-27-2008, 02:03 AM
wheres McAlarney?

WI Sports Fan
11-28-2008, 03:24 PM
wheres McAlarney?

Who would he have made it over? He was about even statistically with Collison, but McAlarney doesn't mean as much to his team as Darren does to his, and UCLA was also ranked higher.

11-28-2008, 10:23 PM
wheres McAlarney?
Nowhere near the list?