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Wanamaker, Gibbs net AP All-America honorable mention



@byline-name:By John Grupp


@body-text:Guards Ashton Gibbs and Brad Wanamaker of Pitt and Talor Battle of Penn State earned Associated Press All-America honorable mention recognition today, as the 2010-11 teams were announced.

Jimmer Fredette of BYU and Kemba Walker of Connecticut led the first-team AP All-America team.

Gibbs, a 6-foot-2 junior from Scotch Plains, N.J., averaged a team-best 16.8 points per game. He hit a Pitt single-season record 102 3-pointers while shooting 49 percent from behind the arc to earn first-team all-Big East honors.

Wanamaker, a 6-4 guard from Philadelphia, led the team in assists and steals and ranked second in scoring and rebounding as a second-team all-Big East selection for the Panthers (28-6).

Battle, a 6-0 senior from Albany, N.Y., averaged a team-best 20.2 points per game, as Penn State reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade.

A total of 60 players garnered AP All-American recognition with three five-man teams and 45 on honorable mention.



2010-11 Associated Press All-America

First Team

Jimmer Fredette, BYU, 6-2, 195, senior


Nolan Smith, Duke, 6-2, 185, senior


Jared Sullinger, Ohio State, 6-9, 280, freshman


Kemba Walker, Connecticut, 6-1, 172, junior


JaJuan Johnson, Purdue, 6-10, 221, senior


Second Team


Marcus Morris, Kansas, 6-9, 235, junior


Derrick Williams, Arizona, 6-8, 241, sophomore


Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame, 6-3, 203, senior


Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin, 6-1, 195, junior


Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State, 6-7, 225


Third Team


Jordan Hamilton, Texas, 6-7, 220, sophomore


Kenneth Faried, Morehead State, 6-8, 228, senior


Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, 6-0, 200, senior


Tu Holloway, Xavier, 6-0, 185, junior


Marshon Brooks, Providence, 6-5, 200, senior


Honorable Mention


Harrison Barnes, North Carolina; Talor Battle, Penn State; Devon Beitzel, Northern Colorado; Keith Benson, Oakland; Solomon Bozeman, UALR.


Alec Burks, Colorado; Gilberto Clavell, Sam Houston State; Norris Cole, Cleveland State; Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech; Austin Freeman, Georgetown.


Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh; Andrew Goudelock, College of Charleston; Justin Greene, Kent State; Dwight Hardy, St. John’s; John Holland, Boston U.


Ken Horton, Central Connecticut State; Reggie Jackson, Boston College; Rick Jackson, Syracuse; Charles Jenkins, Hofstra; John Jenkins, Vanderbilt.


Aaron Johnson, UAB; Terrence Jones, Kentucky; Trevele Jones, Texas Southern; Brandon Knight, Kentucky; Jon Leuer, Wisconsin.


Mickey McConnell, Saint Mary’s; E’Twaun Moore, Purdue; Markieff Morris, Kansas; Mike Muscala, Bucknell; Chandler Parsons, Florida.


C.J. Reed, Bethune-Cookman; Ryan Rossiter, Siena; Jesse Sanders, Liberty; Kyle Singler, Duke; Mike Smith, East Tennessee State.


Isaiah Thomas, Washington; Tristan Thompson, Texas; Nikola Vucevic, Southern California; Brad Wanamaker, Pittsburgh; Casper Ware, Long Beach State.


Kyle Weems, Missouri State; Taj Wesley, Utah State; Jordan Williams, Maryland; Isiah Williams, Utah Valley; Keith Wright, Harvard.



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