Johnson, Moore Named Yahoo! Sports All-Americans

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Senior forward/center JaJuan Johnson was named a first-team All-American by Yahoo! Sports on Monday.

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Senior forward/center JaJuan Johnson was named a first-team All-American by Yahoo! Sports on Monday.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

March 7, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue seniors JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore earned their first All-America honors of the season on Monday when Yahoo! Sports named Johnson to its first team and Moore to its honorable mention squad.

Johnson led the league in scoring (20.7) and blocks (2.50), and ranked third in total rebounds (8.3), defensive rebounds (6.1) and free throw percentage (.876), fifth in offensive rebounds (2.3), 11th in steals (0.94) and 14th in field goal percentage (.482) in Big Ten games.

He posted 10 double-doubles during the regular season, and currently leads the conference with 20 20-point scoring games on the year. He has netted double-digit points in 40-consecutive games, the sixth-longest streak in program history.

The Indianapolis native is also the lone player in Division I this season with 1,800 points, 800 rebounds and 250 blocks for his career.

Moore finished the regular season with an average of 18.3 points per game, good for second on the team and fourth in the Big Ten. During the course of the season, he became the fifth player in program history to eclipse the 2,000-point barrier and became only the fourth player in Big Ten history with 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 350 assists.

The East Chicago, Ind., native also became the first Boilermaker since Cuonzo Martin in 1995 to score 1,000 points in Big Ten games only.

2010-11 Yahoo! Sports All-America teams
First team
Jimmer Fredette, BYU
JaJuan Johnson, Purdue
Marcus Morris, Kansas
Nolan Smith, Duke
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State

Second team
Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame
Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State
Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin
Kemba Walker, Connecticut
Derrick Williams, Arizona

 

 

Third team
John Jenkins, Vanderbilt
Terrence Jones, Kentucky
Jacob Pullen, Kansas State
Tristan Thompson, Texas
Jordan Williams, Maryland

Honorable mention
Marshon Brooks, Providence
Kenneth Faried, Moorehead State
Jordan Hamilton, Texas
Dwight Hardy, St. John's
Tu Holloway, Xavier
Brandon Knight, Kentucky
Rick Jackson, Syracuse
Jon Leuer, Wisconsin
E'Twaun Moore, Purdue
Markeiff Morris, Kansas
Chandler Parson, Florida
Kyle Singler, Duke
Nikola Vucevic, Southern California
Brad Wannamaker, Pittsburgh
Tyler Zeller, North Carolina