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April 9, 2009

2009 State Farm Coaches' Division I All-America TeamS

April 4, 2009

DETROIT, Mich. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2009 State Farm Division I All-America teams at Hoop City during the NABC convention. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America.

2009 STATE FARM DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM

Stephen Curry, Davidson, 6-3, 185, Junior, Guard, Charlotte, N.C.

Blake, Griffin, Oklahoma, 6-10, 251, Sophomore, Forward, Oklahoma City Okla.

James Harden, Arizona State, 6-5, 218, Sophomore, Guard, Los Angeles, Calif.

Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, 6-9, 250, Senior, Forward, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut, 7-3, 265, Junior, Center, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

2009 STATE FARM DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM

DeJuan Blair, Pittsburgh, 6-7, 265, Sophomore, Forward, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Sherron Collins, Kansas, 5-11, 200, Junior, Guard, Chicago, Ill.

Ty Lawson, North Carolina, 5-11, 195, Junior, Guard, Clinton, Md.

Jodie Meeks, Kentucky, 6-4, 208, Junior, Guard, Norcross, Ga.

Jeff Teague, Wake Forest, 6-2, 180, Sophomore, Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.

2009 STATE FARM DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM

Darren Collison, UCLA, 6-0, 160, Senior, Guard, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, 6-8, 255, Junior, Forward, Shererville, Ind.

Gerald Henderson, Duke, 6-4, 215, Junior, Guard/Forward, Merion, Pa.

Jerel McNeal, Marquette, 6-3, 200, Senior, Guard, Chicago, Ill.

Terrence Williams, Louisville, 6-6, 215, Senior, Forward, Seattle, Wash.

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently claims nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.com.

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