CBS Sportsline selects James Harden To All-American Team
Oct. 22, 2008
The left-handed sophomore from Los Angeles joins four other Pac-10 players on the All-American teams. UCLA guard Darren Collison was picked to the first team, while Jrue Holiday (UCLA), Demar Derozan (USC) and Jon Brockman (Washington) made the third team.
After a stellar freshman season led to a first team all-Pac-10 selection, James spurned the bright lights of the NBA for another season in the desert. Despite being the Pac-10's youngest player last season, Harden averaged 33.9 minutes per game, while also becoming the first freshman in league history to record 70 steals and average 17 ppg in one season. This feat places James ahead of some of the Pac-10's greatest guards of all-time, including Jason Kidd (Cal), Baron Davis (UCLA), Brevin Knight (Stanford), Mike Bibby (Arizona) and Gilbert Arenas (Arizona).