CHN Mid-Season All-Americans

    
January 20th, 2009
Back in October, CollegeHoops.net announced its Preseason All-Americans. Now that conference play has begun in earnest, here's our updated Mid-Season All-Americans as voted on by staff contributors, with comparisons to our earlier picks.

 

CollegeHoops.net Mid-Season Player of the Year: Blake Griffin (Oklahoma).

 

Commentary: Griffin received 9 of 12 Player of the Year votes. He replaces our original preseason pick Tyler Hansbrough.

 

CollegeHoops.net First Team All-American

 

James Harden

Arizona State

SO

G

Stephen Curry

Davidson

JR

G

Tyler Hansbrough

North Carolina

SR

F

Luke Harangody

Notre Dame

SR

F

Blake Griffin

Oklahoma

SO

F

 

Commentary: Harden moves up from the initial Second Team and replaces Darren Collison. Collison, still having a solid year, lost votes due to his team's less than dominant start. Griffin was the only player to receive First Team votes from all 12 voters.

 

CollegeHoops.net Second Team All-American

 

Ty Lawson

North Carolina

JR

G

Jeff Teague

Wake Forest

SO

G

Jodie Meeks

Kentucky

JR

G

Sam Young

Pittsburgh

SR

F

DeJuan Blair

Pittsburgh

SO

F

 

Commentary: Lawson is the only player here who was originally on the 2nd team.  Young moves up from our preseason third team, while Meeks wasn't even an honorable mention pick back in October. Patrick Patterson (UK), AJ Price (UCONN), and Tyler Smith (Tenn) fell out of the list. Patterson was hurt by the emergence of Meeks. Jeff Teague had the highest amount of votes amongst Second Teamers.

 

The CollegeHoops.net All-American teams are voted on by 12 CHN contributors: Jason Brubaker, Dan Daitchman, Evan Dorey, Jeff Fox, Raphielle Johnson, Kevin McNeill, Matthew Ryter, Shawn Siegel, Jon Teitel, Jason Tomassini, Joel Welser, and Joey Whelan.

 

Coming up later this week are CHN's Mid-Season All-Freshman teams.