Creighton freshman Doug McDermott is one of 10 men that has been named to the 2010-11 National All-Jesuit Men's Basketball Team. The team was announced today by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight. McDermott led Creighton in points (14.9) and rebounds (7.2) per game, as well as 40.5 percent marksmanship from three-point range, while also tying for the team-lead with 47 three-point baskets.
A pair of players from Georgetown University, which
spent a good part of the season among the top teams in the country, and a
plethora of guards are also featured on the 2010-2011 National All-Jesuit Men’s Basketball
Hoyas Austin Freeman (Jr., G, 6-3) and Chris Wright (Sr., G, 6-1) are joined by three players who earned All-America
honors on three levels: Atlantic 10 Player of the Year Tu Holloway (Xavier, Jr., G, 6-0) in Division I, Landmark
Conference Player of the Year Zach Ashworth (Scranton, Sr., G, 6-2) in Division III, and SSAC
Divisional Player of the Year Ryan Brock (Loyola New Orleans, Sr., G, 6-3) in NAIA.They also represent five of the nine guards on the
The five aforementioned players are joined on the
All-Jesuit team by Kevin Foster (So., G,
6-2) who led Santa Clara to the CIT Postseason Tournament championship; Reggie
Jackson (Boston College, Jr., G, 6-3); Darius
Johnson-Odom (Marquette, Jr., G, 6-2); Doug
McDermott (Fr., F, 6-7) who led Creighton
to the CBI Postseason championship game;and Derek Needham (Fairfield,
So., G, 5-11).Eight of the 10
players earned first-team all-conference honors.Five of the eight players who received honorable-mention
status also received first-team all-conference accolades.
The All-Jesuit Team represents student-athletes from the
28 Jesuit colleges spread across the United States that play basketball on all
three levels of the NCAA and also in the NAIA.They share the mission of Jesuit education, founded nearly
500 years ago under the principles of St. Ignatius Loyola to educate young
people to become men and women dedicated to service and compassionate
leadership.Students at Jesuit
colleges have long excelled in the classroom and in the community, but they
also have played a major role in collegiate basketball in the last 100 years.
The Academic All-Jesuit Team will be named later this week.
2010-2011 NATIONAL ALL-JESUIT MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM