Wilkinson, McCoy, Nevill honored

Published: Thursday, April 2 2009 10:33 a.m. MDT

Three basketball players from Utah schools have been named honorable mention All-Americans by The Associated Press.

Utah State forward Gary Wilkinson, Utah center Luke Nevill and Weber State guard Kellen McCoy made the list, which was released Monday.

Wilkinson led Utah State in scoring and rebounding, averaging 17.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Nevill led the Utes back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005, averaging 16.8 points and nine rebounds and blocking 92 shots.

McCoy shot 48 percent from the field for Weber State, which ran away with the Big Sky Conference regular season title but lost in the league tournament semifinals.

Blake Griffin, the sophomore forward from Oklahoma who led the nation in rebounding, was the only unanimous selection for the AP's All-America first team. Tyler Hansbrough, the consensus player of the year last season as a junior, repeated as a first-teamer the day after his Tar Heels beat the Sooners 72-60 to advance to the Final Four.

Joining them on the team were players from schools with little All-America history, sophomores DeJuan Blair of Pittsburgh, James Harden of Arizona State and junior Stephen Curry of Davidson.

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