March 16, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Irish forward Luke Harangody (Schererville, Ind.) continues to earn post-season recognition for his work during the 2009-10 campaign. Today, the senior co-captain was named a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award; a second-team All-American by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA); a third team All-American by The Sporting News and first team All-District 5 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
The second-leading scorer in the nation, Harangody was one of 26 players named to the 2010 ballot for the Wooden Award by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The award will be presented on April 9, with voting continuing until March 29. Harangody, who is one of seven BIG EAST players on the ballot, was named to the Wooden All-America teams in both 2008 and 2009.
For the second-straight year, Harangody was selected to the USBWA’s second-team All-America squad. He joins Cole Aldrich (Kansas), James Anderson (Oklahoma State), DeMarcus Cousins (Kentucky) and Jon Scheyer (Duke) on the list. Harangody is also one of only two people to be honored by the USBWA for the second year in a row, joining Kansas’ Sherron Collins.
The forward also received third-team All-America honors from The Sporting News. Harangody makes the publication’s third team for the second consecutive season, joining Jordan Crawford (Xavier), Jimmer Fredette (BYU), Jacob Pullen (Kansas State) and Darington Hobson (New Mexico) on this year’s squad.
Harangody also was named first team All-District first team by the NABC. Joining Harangody on the first team are Da’Sean Butler (West Virginia), Wesley Johnson (Syracuse), Greg Monroe (Georgetown) and Scottie Reynolds (Villanova).
This adds to an already impressive list of awards for Harangody, who has been named to multiple All-America teams during the past three years. He already has been named to the USBWA All-District V team and copped first-team All-BIG EAST Conference honors, becoming the first Irish player to earn such distinction three times.
Harangody and the Irish begin play in the 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship on Thursday. Sixth-seeded Notre Dame takes on eleventh-seeded Old Dominion in New Orleans, La., at 12:25 p.m. ET.