April 5, 2008
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2008 State Farm Division I all-America teams at a luncheon during the NABC convention. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America.
Tennessee’s Chris Lofton was named to the 2008 State Farm Division I All-America Second Team after leading the Vols to a school record 31 wins and a Southeastern Conference championship. A native of Maysville, Ky., Lofton finished his career ranking fourth on UT’s career scoring lists with 2,131 points. One of the best shooters the college ranks has ever see, he ranks third in NCAA history with 431 career 3-pointers and his 42.2 3-point percentage is second in Tennessee history only to Allan Houston. A first team All-SEC selection, he also was named a second team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).
2008 State Farm Division I All-America First Team
D.J. Augustin, Texas, 6-0, 180, Sophomore, Guard, New Orleans, La.
Michael Beasley, Kansas State, 6-10, 235, Freshman, Forward, Washington, D.C.
Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis, 6-7, 200, Junior, Guard/Forward, Detroit, Mich.
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, 6-9, 250, Junior, Forward, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, 6-8, 251, Sophomore, Forward, Shererville, Ind.
2008 State Farm Division I All-America Second Team
Eric Gordon, Indiana, 6-4, 215, Freshman, Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.
Roy Hibbert, Georgetown, 7-2, 275, Senior, Center, Adelphi, Md.
Chris Lofton, Tennessee, 6-2, 200, Senior, Guard, Maysville, Ky.
Kevin Love, UCLA, 6-0, 260, Freshman, Forward, Lake Oswego, Ore.
D.J. White, Indiana, 6-9, 251, Senior, Forward, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
2008 State Farm Division I All-America Third Team
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt, 6-6, 175, Senior, Guard/Forward, Kenner, La.
Brook Lopez, Stanford, 7-0, 260, Sophomore, Forward, Fresno, Calif.
DeMarcus Nelson, Duke, 6-4, 200, Senior, Guard, Elk Grove, Calif.
Derrick Rose, Memphis, 6-3, 190, Freshman, Guard, Chicago, Ill.
Brandon Rush, Kansas, 6-6, 210, Junior, Guard, Kansas City, Mo.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently claims nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.