The National Association of Basketball Coaches has announced their 2011-12 All-American teams. Harrison Barnes and Tyler Zeller were both named to the second team. The full list is after the jump.
2012 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
Anthony Davis, Kentucky, 6-10, 220, Freshman, Forward, Chicago, Ill.
Draymond Green, Michigan State, 6-7, 230, Senior, Forward, Saginaw, Mich.
Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6-7, 220, Sophomore, Forward, Ames, Iowa
Thomas Robinson, Kansas, 6-10, 237, Junior, Forward, Washington, D.C.
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State, 6-9, 280, Sophomore, Forward, Columbus, Ohio
2012 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Harrison Barnes, North Carolina, 6-8, 215, Sophomore, Forward, Ames, Iowa
Marcus Denmon, Missouri, 6-3, 185, Senior, Guard, Kansas City, Mo.
Kevin Jones, West Virginia, 6-8, 260, Senior, Forward, Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Kris Joseph, Syracuse, 6-7, 210, Senior, Forward, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Tyler Zeller, North Carolina, 7-0, 250, Senior, Forward, Washington, Ind.
2012 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
Isaiah Canaan, Murray State, 6-0, 193, Junior, Guard, Biloxi, Miss.
Jae Crowder, Marquette, 6-6, 235, Senior, Forward, Villa Rica, Ga.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky, 6-7, 232, Freshman, Forward, Somerdale, N.J.
Damian Lillard, Weber State, 6-3, 195, Junior, Guard, Oakland Calif.
Austin Rivers, Duke, 6-4, 204, Freshman, Guard, Winter Park, Fla.
First of all the fact Kendall Marshall keeps missing out on these lists is a crime against something. Obviously a high assist total is simply not impressive enough to put a player on these kinds of teams and Marshall points production came a little late in the season to matter in the voting. Speaking of which, this is what Marshall's numbers look like through six games in March.
14.8 ppg, 10.3 apg, FG: 58%, 3P: 50%, A/TO: 2.72
Unfortunately for Marshall he didn't post shooting numbers like this more consistently although it wasn't from lack of skill. Marshall is clearly capable, the team just did not need that type of offensive effort from him until now.
Zeller was obviously deserving of the honor and I think you can flip a coin between him and Ohio State's Jared Sullinger for that last spot on the first team. The inclusion of Barnes on the second team means his jersey will now be honored in the Dean Dome rafters along with Zeller.