March 15, 2010
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ST. LOUIS (USBWA) Two pairs of teammates from the nation's top two teams headline the 2009-10 U.S. Basketball Writers Association's All-America Team. Senior guard Sherron Collins of Kansas and freshman guard John Wall of Kentucky pace the first team. Along with Collins, Notre Dame senior forward Luke Harangody returns to the All-America team as a second-team choice. Collins and Harangody were both second-team selections a year ago.

Each of the ten selections is among the 16 Oscar Robertson Trophy finalists. The USBWA's National Player of the Year Award will be announced next Monday and presented on Friday, April 2 at the 2010 USBWA College Basketball Awards Breakfast at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis.

Collins' Kansas teammate Cole Aldrich earned second-team honors, while Wall's Kentucky teammate DeMarcus Cousins also earned a spot on the second team. A pair of Big East standouts Wesley Johnson of Syracuse and Scottie Reynolds of Villanova were first-team selections along with Ohio State's Evan Turner.

Joining Aldrich, Cousins and Harangody on the second team are James Anderson of Oklahoma State and Jon Scheyer of Duke.

Following is the complete 2009-10 USBWA All-America team:

First Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Sherron Collins, Kansas G 5-11 205 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
Wesley Johnson, Syracuse F 6-7 205 Jr. Corsicana, Texas
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova G 6-2 190 Sr. Herndon, Va.
Evan Turner, Ohio State G/F 6-7 205 Jr. Chicago, Ill.
John Wall, Kentucky G 6-4 195 Fr. Raleigh, N.C.
Second Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Cole Aldrich, Kansas C 6-11 245 Jr. Bloomington, Minn.
James Anderson, Oklahoma State G 6-6 210 Jr. Junction City, Ark.
DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky F 6-11 260 Fr. Mobile, Ala.
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame F 6-8 246 Sr. Schererville, Ind.
Jon Scheyer, Duke G 6-5 190 Sr. Northbrook, Ill.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. Today, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and its All-America team, contact executive director Joe Mitch at 314-421-0339.

Related link:
2009-10 USBWA All-District teams
All-time USBWA All-America teams