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CollegeInsider.com Honors Men's Basketball Duo
Release: 04/13/2011
Doug McDermott

BOSTON, Mass. - Two members of the Creighton men's basketball program have been honored by CollegeInsider.com for their work during the recently completed season. Gregory Echenique was named to the Mid-Major Defensive All-America squad, while Doug McDermott landed a spot on the Freshmen All-America Team.

Rather selecting a first, second, third team and honorable mentions; both honors were shared across just one team. Each team had 21 men honored.

Despite missing the first nine games due to transfer regulations, Echenique led the Missouri Valley Conference with 55 blocked shots overall and 1.8 blocked shots per game. The sophomore center averaged 10.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, and also paced the MVC in field goal percentage at 60.9 percent. The Guatire, Venezuela native was previously named to the MVC's All-Defensive Team and also earned a spot on the MVC's All-Newcomer squad.

McDermott earned his second Freshman All-America accolade in as many months, after being named to the 10-person United States Basketball Writers Association team in March. McDermott swept MVC Freshman and Newcomer of the Year recognition after leading Creighton with 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, 40.5 percent accuracy from three-point range, and being tied for the team-lead with 47 three-point baskets made. He became the first player since 1952 to be named first-team all-MVC as a freshman, and joined Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant as the only freshmen nationally since 2001-02 to have at least 525 points, 270 rebounds and 50 three-point baskets.

Coached by Greg McDermott, Creighton finished the 2010-11 season with a 23-16 record, including a school-record four postseason victories.

2011 MID-MAJOR DEFENSIVE ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Kwadzo Ahelegbe 6-2 Sr. Northern Iowa
Chris Duncan 6-8 Sr. Alabama State
Gregory Echenique 6-9 So. Creighton
Jamelle Hagins 6-8 So. Delaware
Ayron Hardy 6-5 Sr. Jacksonville
Trevon Harmon 6-1 Jr. Cleveland State
Frank Hassell 6-9 Sr. Old Dominion
Eli Holman 6-10 Jr. Detroit
Jermaine Mallett 6-3 Sr. Missouri State
Kelvin Martin 6-5 Jr. Charleston Southern
William Mosley 6-7 Jr. Northwestern State
Anthony Nelson 6-1 Sr. Niagara
Kyle O'Quinn 6-10 Jr. Norfolk State
Lucas O'Rear 6-6 Sr. Northern Iowa
Trevor Ottley 6-9 Sr. Middle Tennessee
Troy Payne 6-6 Sr. Santa Clara
Michael Porrini 6-2 Jr. Kent State
Brian Qvale 6-11 Sr. Montana
Brett Royster 6-8 Sr. Florida Atlantic
Josh Slater 6-3 Sr. Lipscomb
Greg Washington 6-10 Sr. Hofstra



2011 FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Harrison Barnes 6-8 North Carolina
Will Barton 6-6 Memphis
Aaron Craft 6-2 Ohio State
Tim Hardaway 6-5 Michigan
Tobias Harris 6-8 Tennessee
Maurice Jones 5-7 USC
Terrence Jones 6-8 Kentucky
Perry Jones III 6-11 Baylor
DeAndre Kane 6-4 Marshall
Brandon Knight 6-3 Kentucky
Kendall Marshall 6-3 North Carolina
Ray McCallum 6-1 Detroit
Doug McDermott 6-7 Creighton
T.J. McConnell 6-0 Duquesne
Travis McKie 6-7 Wake Forest
Trevor Releford 6-1 Alabama
Jereme Richmond 6-7 Illinois
Jared Sullinger 6-9 Ohio State
Tristan Thompson 6-8 Texas
Brian Voelkel 6-6 Vermont
Patric Young 6-9 Florida

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