The Consensus Is...He Was A First-Team All-American

April 11, 2009

Now that the dust has settled on James Harden's All-America honors, he is officially the first consensus first-team All-America selection in Sun Devil history. The consensus team is calculated on a points system based on the first-, second or third-team honors received from Sporting News, Associated Press, NABC and USBWA. Harden was a first-teamer on each.

It marks the fourth straight year that a Pac-10 player has earned consensus first-team honors, as Harden follows Kevin Love (2007-08), Arron Afflalo (2006-07) and Brandon Roy (2005-06).

PAC-10 CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICANS (1978-79 to Present)
1978-79, David Greenwood, UCLA
1980-81, Steve Johnson, OSU
1987-88, Sean Elliott, ARIZ
1988-89, Sean Elliott, ARIZ
1989-90, Gary Payton, OSU
1991-92, Harold Miner, USC1993-94, Jason Kidd, CAL
1994-95, Damon Stoudamire, ARIZ; Ed O'Bannon, UCLA
1997-98, Mike Bibby, ARIZ; Miles Simon, ARIZ
1998-99, Jason Terry, ARIZ
2000-01, Casey Jacobsen, STAN
2001-02, Sam Clancy, USC
2002-03, Jason Gardner, ARIZ
2003-04, Josh Childress, STAN
2005-06, Brandon Roy, WASH
2006-07, Arron Afflalo, UCLA
2007-08, Kevin Love, UCLA
2008-09, James Harden, ASU

James Harden's 2008-2009 ACCOLADES
Associated Press First-Team All-American
NABC First-Team All-American
Sporting News First-Team All-American
NCAA Consensus First-Team All-AmericanDistrict IV (west coast) Player of the Year (U.S. Basketball Writers)
FOXSports.com First-Team All-American
CBSSports.com First-Team All-American
Basketball Times All-American
Dick Vitale All-America Team
First-Team All-Pac-10

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