Doug McDermott Named To All-Jesuit Basketball Team

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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 Team.

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 All-Jesuit squad.

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

Player

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown

Zach Ashworth

Scranton

Sr.

G

Doylestown, PA

Ryan Brock

Loyola New Orleans

Sr.

G

New Orleans, LA

Kevin Foster

Santa Clara

So.

G

Katy, TX

Austin Freeman

Georgetown

Sr.

G

Mitchellville, MD

Tu Holloway

Xavier

Jr.

G

Hempstead, NY

Reggie Jackson

Boston College

Jr.

G

Colorado Springs, CO

Darius Johnson-Odom

Marquette

Jr.

G

Raleigh, NC

Doug McDermott

Creighton

Fr.

F

Ames, IA

Derek Needham

Fairfield

So.

G

Dolton, IL

Chris Wright

Georgetown

Sr.

G

Bowie, MD

Honorable Mention:  Jimmy Butler (Marquette, Sr., G/F, 6-7, Tomball, TX); Steven Gray (Gonzaga, Sr., G, 6-5, Irondale, WA); Rashad Green (San Francisco, Jr., G, 6-4, Babylon, NY); Eli Holman (Detroit, Jr., F/C, 6-10, Richmond, CA); Robert Sacre (Gonzaga, R-Jr., C, 7-0, North Vancouver, BC); Joe Trapani (Boston College, Sr., F, 6-8, Madison, CT); Drew Viney (Loyola Marymount, R-Jr., F, 6-8, Villa Park, CA); and Michael Williams (San Francisco, So., G, 6-0, Van Nuys, CA).

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