McNeal Gets 2nd-Team All-American
By By Jim O'Connell, AP Basketball Writer with By Jay Sorgi
Marquette guard Jerel McNeal has earned a selection as one of the 10 best college basketball players in America, earning a Associated Press' All-America 2nd-team selection.
Sophomore Blake Griffin of Oklahoma is a unanimous selection for The AP's All-America team, and senior Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina is on the first team for a second consecutive year.
Rounding out the team Monday are sophomores DeJuan Blair of Pittsburgh, James Harden of Arizona State and junior Stephen Curry of Davidson.
Connecticut center Hasheem Thabeet leads the second team and is joined by Ty Lawson of North Carolina, Luke Harangody of Notre Dame, Jodie Meeks of Kentucky and Jerel McNeal of Marquette.
The teams were selected by the same 71-member national media panel that votes on the weekly Top 25. The balloting was done before the NCAA tournament.
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