March 26, 2007
Tennessee's Chris Lofton was named a second team All-America by the Associated Press today. A 6-foot-2 junior guard, Lofton led the Vols to the second-most wins (24) in school history and an appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Associated Press Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, Lofton led the league in scoring (20.8) and in 3-pointers per game (3.42). The Maysville, Ky., native's 106 3-pointers this season were the second-most in school history and his 313 career 3-pointers rank third in SEC history.
Lofton becomes the first Vols player to earn first or second team All-America honors from the Associated Press since Dale Ellis was a first team selection in 1983. Last year Lofton was an honorable mention selection by the Associated Press.
Freshmen Kevin Durant (Texas) and Greg Oden (Ohio State) were named to the first team. They were joined by Alando Tucker (Wisconsin), Acie Law IV (Texas A&M) and Arron Afflalo (UCLA). Second team selections included Nick Fazekas (Nevada), Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), Jared Dudley (Boston College), Joakim Noah (Florida) and Lofton. Third team picks were Jeff Green (Georgetown), Al Horford (Florida), Aaron Brooks (Oregon), Al Thornton (Florida State) and Aaron Gray (Pittsburgh).
|2006-07 AP All-America Basketball Teams|
|Statistics through March 11|
|Kevin Durant, Texas, 6-9, 225, freshman, Suitland, Md.||25.6 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 42.1 3-pt fg pct, 81.0 ft pct, 1.9 steals, 1.9 blocks (72 first-place votes, 360 points)|
|Alando Tucker, Wisconsin, 6-6, 205, senior, Lockport, Ill.||19.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.0 apg (64, 344)|
|Acie Law IV, Texas A&M, 6-3, 195, senior, Dallas||17.9 ppg, 5.3 apg, 51.3 fg pct, 44.9 3-pt fg pct (59, 320)|
|Arron Afflalo, UCLA, 6-5, 215, junior, Compton, Calif.||16.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.9 apg (52, 304)|
|Greg Oden, Ohio State, 7-0, 280, freshman, Indianapolis||15.5 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 61.4 fg pct, 3.5 blocks (34, 263)|
|Nick Fazekas, Nevada, 6-11, 240, senior, Arvada, Colo.||20.5 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 58.1 fg pct, 45.8 3-pt fg pct, 84.7 ft pct (33, 252)|
|Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, 6-9, 245, sophomore, Poplar Bluff, Mo.||18.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 52.5 fg pct (20, 213)|
|Chris Lofton, Tennessee, 6-2, 200, junior, Maysville, Ky.||20.6 ppg, 41.7 3-pt fg pct, 80.1 ft pct (5, 174)|
|Jared Dudley, Boston College, 6-7, 225, senior, San Diego||19.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 56.2 fg pct, 45.8 3-pt fg pct, 38.6 minutes (3, 140)|
|Joakim Noah, Florida, 6-11, 230, junior, New York||12.1 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 61.0 fg pct, 1.8 blocks (3, 100)|
|Jeff Green, Georgetown, 6-9, 235, junior, Hyattsville, Md.||14.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.3 apg (1, 99)|
|Al Horford, Florida, 6-10, 245, junior, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic||13.2 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 60.8 fg pct, 1.9 blocks (2, 88)|
|Aaron Brooks, Oregon, 6-0, 160, senior, Seattle||17.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 4.4 apg, 40.7 3-pt fg pct, 82.9 ft pct (2, 83)|
|Al Thornton, Florida State, 6-8, 220, senior, Perry, Ga.||20.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 52.8 fg pct, 44.7 3-pt fg pct, 81.7 ft pct (3, 61)|
|Aaron Gray, Pittsburgh, 7-0, 270, senior, Emmaus, Pa.||14.1 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 56.3 fg pct, 1.7 blocks, (2, 53)|
|Morris Almond, Rice; D.J. Augustin, Texas; Jahsha Bluntt, Delaware State; Mario Boggan, Oklahoma State; Corey Brewer, Florida; Derrick Byars, Vanderbilt; Jaycee Carroll, Utah State; Darren Collison, UCLA; Mike Conley Jr., Ohio State; Chris Daniels, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Glen Davis, LSU; Sean Denison, Santa Clara; Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis; Zabian Dowdell, Virginia Tech; A.J. Graves, Butler; Caleb Green, Oral Roberts; Taurean Green, Florida; Adam Haluska, Iowa; Roy Hibbert, Georgetown; Kyle Hines, UNC Greensboro.
Ibrahim Jaaber, Pennsylvania; Jarrius Jackson, Texas Tech; Dominic James, Marquette; Trey Johnson, Jackson State; Jared Jordan, Marist; Stephane Lasme, Massachusetts; Bo McCalebb, New Orleans; Javier Mojica, Central Connecticut State; Drew Neitzel, Michigan State; Demetris Nichols, Syracuse.
Aaron Nixon, Long Beach State; David Patten, Weber State; Courtney Pigram, East Tennessee State; Derek Raivio, Gonzaga; Drake Reed, Austin Peay; Arizona Reid, High Point; Brandon Rush, Kansas; Keith Simmons, Holy Cross; Sean Singletary, Virginia; Loren Stokes, Hofstra.
Rodney Stuckey, Eastern Washington; Curtis Sumpter, Villanova; Jamaal Tatum, Southern Illinois; Romeo Travis, Akron; Jamar Wilson, Albany, N.Y.; DaShaun Wood, Wright State; Julian Wright, Kansas; Keena Young, BYU.