Here We Go: 2011 All-Conference Teams and Award Winners

Now that regular season schedules around the country have finally wrapped up, it's time to unleash our all-conference teams and award winners. It took a significant amount of time to compile this list, but we're confident in each and every last one of our selections. Especially after spending hundreds of hours watching hoops this season. Some choices were no-brainers, while others took a bit more of a statistical breakdown than we ever would have anticipated. Follow along as we reward the best (and worst) of the six power conferences from 2010-11...


Player of the Year: Nolan Smith, Duke
Newcomer of the Year: Harrison Barnes, North Carolina
Coach of the Year: Roy Williams, North Carolina
Most Improved: John Henson, North Carolina
Biggest Disappointment (Team): North Carolina State
Biggest Disappointment (Player): C.J. Harris, Wake Forest

1st Team
G-Nolan Smith, Duke; Reggie Jackson, Boston College
F-Kyle Singler, Duke; Jeff Allen, Virginia Tech; Jordan Williams, Maryland

2nd Team
G-Kendall Marshall, North Carolina; Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech; Iman Shumpert, Georgia Tech
F-Harrison Barnes, North Carolina; John Henson, North Carolina

Big 12

Player of the Year: Marcus Morris, Kansas
Newcomer of the Year: Tristan Thompson, Texas
Coach of the Year: Bill Self, Kansas
Most Improved: Khris Middleton, Texas A&M
Biggest Disappointment (Team): Baylor
Biggest Disappointment (Player): Josh Selby, Kansas

1st Team
G-Jacob Pullen, Kansas State; Alec Burks, Colorado
F-Jordan Hamilton, Texas; Marcus Morris, Kansas; Tristan Thompson, Texas

2nd Team
G-Marcus Denmon, Missouri; LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor; Diante Garrett, Iowa State
F-Markieff Morris, Kansas; Perry Jones, Baylor


Big East

Player of the Year: Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame
Newcomer of the Year: Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut
Coach of the Year: Mike Brey, Notre Dame
Most Improved: Kyle Kuric, Louisville
Biggest Disappointment (Team): Villanova
Biggest Disappointment (Player): Herb Pope, Seton Hall

1st Team
G-Kemba Walker, Connecticut; Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame; Dwight Hardy, St. John's; Marshon Brooks, Providence
F-Rick Jackson, Syracuse

2nd Team
G-Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh; Austin Freeman, Georgetown; Jimmy Butler, Marquette
F-Tim Abromaitis, Notre Dame; Kevin Jones, West Virginia

Big Ten

Player of the Year: Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin
Newcomer of the Year: Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
Coach of the Year: Matt Painter, Purdue
Most Improved: Darius Morris, Michigan
Biggest Disappointment (Team): Michigan State
Biggest Disappointment (Player): Durrell Summers, Michigan State

1st Team
G-Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin; E'Twaun Moore, Purdue
F-Jon Leuer, Wisconsin; JaJuan Johnson, Purdue; Jared Sullinger, Ohio State

2nd Team
G-Talor Battle, Penn State; Darius Morris, Michigan; Kalin Lucas, Michigan State
F-Draymond Green, Michigan State; Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota


Player of the Year: Derrick Williams, Arizona
Newcomer of the Year: Allen Crabbe, California
Coach of the Year: Sean Miller, Arizona
Most Improved: Nikola Vucevic, USC
Biggest Disappointment (Team): Arizona State
Biggest Disappointment (Player): Kyle Fogg, Arizona

1st Team
G-Isaiah Thomas, Washington; Klay Thompson, Washington State
F-Derrick Williams-, Arizona; Nikola Vucevic, USC; Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Washington

2nd Team
G-Jorge Gutierrez, California; Jeremy Green, Stanford
F-Joevan Catron, Oregon; Harper Camp, California; Reeves Nelson, UCLA



Player of the Year: John Jenkins, Vanderbilt
Newcomer of the Year: Terrence Jones, Kentucky
Coach of the Year: Billy Donovan, Florida
Most Improved: Festus Ezeli, Vanderbilt
Biggest Disappointment (Team): Tennessee
Biggest Disappointment (Player): Kenny Boynton, Florida

1st Team
G-Brandon Knight, Kentucky; Scotty Hopson, Tennessee; John Jenkins, Vanderbilt
F-Chandler Parsons, Florida; Terrence Jones, Kentucky

2nd Team
G-Chris Warren, Mississippi; Ravern Johnson, Mississippi State
F-JaMychal Green, Alabama; Tobias Harris, Tennessee; Trey Thompkins, Georgia



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