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Three Cats named to Freshman All-America team

LEXINGTON, KY – University of Kentucky freshmen Eric Bledsoe, DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall were all named to the CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-America team.

Bledsoe averaged 11.3 ppg, while hitting 49 three-pointers and shooting 38 percent behind the line in his freshman campaign. He finished sixth on UK’s all-time freshman scoring list (419), hit the second most three-pointers by a freshman (49) and finished fourth on the freshman assist list (107).

Cousins was second on the team in scoring, averaging 15.1 ppg while posting a team-best 9.8 rpg average, all in only 23.5 minutes per game. He destroyed the UK freshman rebounding record by nearly 100 rebounds and scored the second most points by a UK freshman, behind teammate and fellow honoree John Wall.

The SEC Freshman of the Year also led the Wildcats in double-doubles this season with 20, the most by a UK player since 1973 and the fourth most in a season in Kentucky basketball history.

Wall led the Wildcats in scoring (16.6), assists (6.5) and steals (1.8) while setting the school single season assist record with 241. The Adolph Rupp National Player of the Year recorded five double-doubles on the season, three in points and assists and two in points in rebounds, making him the first player in UK history to record double-doubles in points and rebounds and points and assists.

Additionally, Cousins and Wall were both named to the 2010 Lute Olson All-America Team, also presented by CollegeInsider.com.


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