April 4, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – For the third straight year, Irish forward Luke Harangody (Schererville, Ind.) has earned a spot on one of the three National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)/State Farm All-America teams as a third team selection in 2010. He also was a third team selection in 2009 after earning first-team honors in 2008.
Harangody’s selection to the NABC/State Farm third team marked the fourth All-America squad that he as been named to this season. He also was a third-team honoree to the Associated Press and The Sporting News teams and received second team honors from United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). Harangody’s selection to each of the four different All-America teams earned him as spot as a second team consensus All-American by the NCAA for the second time in his career. He also was named a second team consensus All-American following his sophomore year in 2008.
The State Farm first team consisted of Sherron Collins of Kansas, Wesley Johnson of Syracuse, Scott Reynolds of Villanova, Evan Turner of Ohio State and John Wall of Kentucky.
The State Farm second team was made of Cole Aldrich (Kansas), DeMarcus Cousins (Kentucky), Robbie Hummel (Purdue), Jon Scheyer (Duke) and Greivis Vasquez (Maryland).
Joining Harangody on the third team were James Anderson (Oklahoma State), Da’Sean Butler (West Virginia), Jimmer Fredette (BYU) and Greg Monroe (Georgetown).
Those named as consensus first team All-Americans were Collins and Reynolds while Reynolds, Turner and Wall were unanimous selections to this team.
In addition to Harangody, the second team was made up of Aldrich, Anderson, Cousins, Scheyer and Vasquez.
Harangody led Notre Dame in scoring and rebounding for the third straight season as he averaged 21.8 points and 9.1 rebounds. He finished his career with 2.476 points and 1,222 rebounds and ranks as the second-most productive player in the 105-year history of the Irish basketball program in each of those two categories. One of just 11 players in BIG EAST history to earn first team all-conference honors three times, he concluded his career third on the league’s all-time career scoring (1,329 points) and second in career rebounding (662). Harangody was on pace to become the league’s all-time leader in both of those categories, but missed five regular-season games after suffering a deep bone bruise on his right knee in mid-February. He averaged 20.4 points and 10.2 rebounds in 65 career league outings to become the only player in BIG EAST history to post career averages of 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds.