Barnes, Zeller Named NABC All-America

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced its All-America teams on Tuesday morning, and North Carolina's Harrison Barnes and Tyler Zeller were selected to the Second Team. Both are now qualified to have their jerseys hang in the Smith Center rafters.

"My mom called me this morning and it was emotional," Barnes said Tuesday about receiving the news. "I was very thankful. It's a big day."

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 20, 2012) -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2012 NABC Coaches’ Division I All-America teams. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America. 

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.

 

 

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches

Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas.  Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game.  The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches.  All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes.  The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.  Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.com.

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