Greivis Vasquez named second-team all-American
Greivis Vasquez was named a second-team all-American by the Associated Press on Monday. Vasquez led Maryland to a 24-9 record and to the second round of the NCAA tournament. He averaged 19.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game this season.
Vasquez, also named ACC player of the year, is the first Maryland player to be named to an Associated Press all-American team since Juan Dixon was named to the first team in 2002.
The Maryland's athletic media relations department release is available after the jump:
Maryland point guard Greivis Vasquez was named Tuesday a second-team All-American by the Associated Press.
Vasquez, a senior from Caracas, Venezuela, was one of five players voted onto the second team and one of 15 players nationally who comprised AP’s three all-America squads.
Vasquez was the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and led the Terrapins to a 24-9 record overall and a berth in the NCAA Second Round. The Terps were beaten on a buzzer-beater in the second round by Michigan State, which has now advanced to its second straight Final Four.
The popular senior has already been named to a pair of all-America first teams, by Sporting News and FoxSports.com. He was also a second-team selection by Yahoo Sports.
He is the first Maryland player to earn all-America status from the AP since Juan Dixon was a first-team pick in 2002.
The voting for the all-America teams was conducted by the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25.ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
FIRST TEAM – John Wall, Kentucky; DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky; Evan Turner, Ohio State; Wes Johnson, Syracuse; Scottie Reynolds, Villanova.
SECOND TEAM – Greivis Vasquez, Maryland; James Anderson, Oklahoma State; Sherron Collins, Kansas; Jon Scheyer, Duke; Da’Sean Butler, West Virginia.
THIRD TEAM – Greg Monroe, Georgetown; Cole Aldrich, Kansas; Damion James, Texas; Luke Harangody, Notre Dame; Darington Hobson, New Mexico.
March 29, 2010; 5:30 PM ET
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