Monday, March 28, 2011

Duke's Smith a first-team All-American

Duke guard Nolan Smith is one of three seniors who were announced Monday as first-team All-American selections by The Associated Press.

Smith was joined on the All-America team by seniors Jimmer Fredette of Brigham Young and JaJuan Johnson of Purdue. Connecticut junior Kemba Walker and Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger also earned All-America honors.

The ACC player of the year, Smith averaged 21.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game while leading Duke to the ACC tournament title and a No. 1 seed for the NCAA tournament. The Blue Devils finished 32-5 after being eliminated in the West Regional semifinals by Arizona on Thursday.

Smith is Duke's fifth All-American since 2000; two Blue Devils, Jason Williams and J.J. Redick, have beeen All-Americans twice in that time.

The All-America second team consisted of Marcus Morris of Kansas, Ben Hansbrough of Notre Dame, Jordan Taylor of Wisconsin, Derrick Williams of Arizona and Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Congrats Nolan...well deserved. Great 4 years you gave us. Good luck in the future.


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well deserved

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