By John Antonik for MSNsportsNET.com
April 1, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Da’Sean Butler was named to the State Farm Division I All-America basketball team, announced today by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Butler is averaging 17.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Mountaineers, in the Final Four for the first times since 1959. West Virginia will face Duke in the second national semifinal game on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The NABC first team is made up of Sherron Collins (Kansas), Wesley Johnson (Syracuse), Scottie Reynolds (Villanova), Evan Turner (Ohio State) and John Wall (Kentucky).
The second team consists of Cole Aldrich (Kansas), DeMarcus Cousins (Kentucky), Robbie Hummel (Purdue), John Scheyer (Duke) and Greivis Vasquez (Maryland).
Joining Butler on the third team are James Anderson (Oklahoma State), Jimmer Fredette (BYU), Luke Harangody (Notre Dame) and Greg Monroe (Georgetown).
Earlier this week Butler was named to the Associated Press All-America second team.