BY Todd Dybas 08:50AM 03/29/2011

Thomas honorable mention All-American

Another accolade for the Washington point guard who was among three Pac-10 players to land somewhere on the list.

Washington guard Isaiah Thomason en route to a lot of Washington records. / Jeff Gross, Getty Images

Washington point guard Isaiah Thomas was named an honorable mention Associated Press All-American Monday.

The Huskies’ captain averaged 16.8 points and 6.1 assists per game for 24-11 Washington, which lost 86-83 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to North Carolina.

Thomas’ 213 assists in 2010-11 were the second most in UW single-season history, and the numbers are beginning to pile up after his first three years at Washington.

Thomas is sixth in scoring with 1,721 points, third in assists with 415 and third in three-point makes (164). Thomas has a shot to finish his career as the leader in each category.

Chris Welp is the scoring leader with 2,073 points. Thomas averaged 574 points through his first three seasons. He should easily break the scoring record.

Pressed into point guard duty this season, Thomas upped his season average for assists to 138. If he can duplicate that in his senior year, he will pass Will Conroy’s 515.

Three-point makes will be more difficult. Thomas shot his highest career percentage, 34.9, in 2010-11. He averages 55 makes a year. A repeat puts him at 219, just short of Ryan Appleby’s all-time mark of 231. But an extra 10 makes and he breaks the record.

A look at the All-American team:

The Associated Press
Statistics through March 13

First Team

Jimmer Fredette, BYU, 6-2, 195, senior, Glens Falls, N.Y., 28.5 ppg, 4.2 apg, 40.4 3-pt fg pct, 89.1 ft pct. (64 first-place votes, 323 points).

Nolan Smith, Duke, 6-2, 185, senior, Upper Marlboro, Md., 21.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 5.2 apg, 81.6 ft pct. (61, 315).

Jared Sullinger, Ohio State, 6-9, 280, freshman, Columbus, Ohio, 17.2 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 53.6 fg pct. (58, 311).

Kemba Walker, Connecticut, 6-1, 172, junior, Bronx, N.Y., 23.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.9 steals, 37.5 minutes (51, 297).

JaJuan Johnson, Purdue, 6-10, 221, senior, Indianapolis, 20.5 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 81.5 ft pct, 2.3 blocks (44, 277).

Second Team
Marcus Morris, Kansas, 6-9, 235 junior, Philadelphia, 17.3 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 58.7 fg pct. (14, 208).

Derrick Williams, Arizona, 6-8, 241, sophomore, La Mirada, Calif., 19.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 61.5 pg pct, 60.3 3-pt fg pct. (16, 205).

Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame, 6-3, 203, senior, Poplar Bluff, Kan., 18.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.3 apg, 44.1 3-pt fg pct, 81.4 ft pct. (7, 184).

Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin, 6-1, 195, junior, Bloomington, Minn., 18.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.7 apg, 43.3 3-pt fg pct, 84.9 ft pct, 4.2 a/to ratio (2, 122).

Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State, 6-7, 225, sophomore, Riverside, Calif., 15.4 ppg, 10.7 rpg. (2, 107).

Third Team
Jordan Hamilton, Texas, 6-7, 220, sophomore, Compton, Calif., 18.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.1 apg. (1, 84).

Kenneth Faried, Morehead State, 6-8, 228, senior, Newark, N.J., 17.6 ppg, 14.5 rpg, 64.4 fg pct, 2.4 blocks, 2.0 steals (2, 72).

Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, 6-0, 200, senior, Maywood, Ill., 19.5 ppg, 3.7 apg, 1.7 steals. (1, 68).

Tu Holloway, Xavier, 6-0, 185, junior, Hempstead, N.Y., 20.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 5.5 apg, 38.4 minutes, 86.9 ft, pct, 1.5 steals (0, 45).

Marshon Brooks, Providence, 6-5, 200, senior, Stone Mountain, Ga., 24.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.5 steals (1, 32).

Honorable Mention

Harrison Barnes, North Carolina; Talor Battle, Penn State; Devon Beitzel, Northern Colorado; Keith Benson, Oakland; Solomon Bozeman, UALR.

Alec Burks, Colorado; Gilberto Clavell, Sam Houston State; Norris Cole, Cleveland State; Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech; Austin Freeman, Georgetown.

Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh; Andrew Goudelock, College of Charleston; Justin Greene, Kent State; Dwight Hardy, St. John’s; John Holland, Boston U.

Ken Horton, Central Connecticut State; Reggie Jackson, Boston College; Rick Jackson, Syracuse; Charles Jenkins, Hofstra; John Jenkins, Vanderbilt.

Aaron Johnson, UAB; Terrence Jones, Kentucky; Trevele Jones, Texas Southern; Brandon Knight, Kentucky; Jon Leuer, Wisconsin.

Mickey McConnell, Saint Mary’s; E’Twaun Moore, Purdue; Markieff Morris, Kansas; Mike Muscala, Bucknell; Chandler Parsons, Florida.

C.J. Reed, Bethune-Cookman; Ryan Rossiter, Siena; Jesse Sanders, Liberty; Kyle Singler, Duke; Mike Smith, East Tennessee State.

Isaiah Thomas, Washington; Tristan Thompson, Texas; Nikola Vucevic, Southern California; Brad Wanamaker, Pittsburgh; Casper Ware, Long Beach State.

Kyle Weems, Missouri State; Taj Wesley, Utah State; Jordan Williams, Maryland; Isiah Williams, Utah Valley; Keith Wright, Harvard.


YourThoughts

  • jafabian

    This really hurts the M’s as that Sherrill was to be the horse of the bullpen.  And possibly the closer if the team decided to trade League.  Not sure at this point in the season how the team can get a comparable replacement.