Mychal Kearse Named to collegeinsider.com Defensive All-America Team

Mychal Kearse Named to collegeinsider.com Defensive All-America Team

Mount St. Mary's senior guard Mychal Kearse has been named to the collegeinsider.com Defensive All-America team. The team consists of 21 players throughout the country, including National Defensive Player of the Year Darren Collison of UCLA.

Kearse became the first two-time winner of the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year award when he earned NEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors with Tristan Blackwood of Central Connecticut State. The senior, who made a remarkable recovery from a torn ACL in the offseason, maintained his reputation as a defensive stopper on a Mount team that finished the regular season third in the NEC in scoring defense at 68.4 ppg. A Charlotte, N.C. product, he finished 15th in the conference with 1.4 steals per contest.

Kearse finished his Mount career 11th all-time in steals and became the first player in school history to lead the team in rebounding four consecutive seasons.

Defensive All-America Team

Rather then assembling first, second, third and fourth team squads, the collegeinsider.com Defensive All-America team is one team consisting of 21 players. Division I coaches and NBA scouts are part of the selection process, but final decision rests with the collegeinsider.com staff.
Antonio Anderson G 6-6 So. Memphis
Corey Brewer F 6-9 Jr. Florida
Mario Chalmers G 6-1 So. Kansas
Chaz Crawford F 6-10 Sr. Drexel
Darren Collison G 6-0 So. UCLA
Marcus Dove G/F 6-9 Jr. Oklahoma State
Zabian Dowdell G 6-3 Sr. Virginia Tech
Randal Falker F 6-7 Jr. Southern Illinois
Jamon Gordon G 6-3 Sr. Virginia Tech
Roy Hibbert C 7-2 Jr. Georgetown
Mychal Kearse G 6-4 Sr. Mount St. Mary's
Dominique Kirk G 6-3 Jr. Texas A&M
Stephane Lasme F 6-8 Sr. Massachusetts
Acie Law G 6-3 Sr. Texas A&M
Jerel McNeal G 6-3 So. Marquette
Greg Oden C 7-1 Fr. Ohio State
Garrett Temple G 6-5 So. LSU
Jason Thompson F 6-10 Jr. Rider
Travis Walton G 6-2 So. Michigan State
Akeem Wright G 6-6 Sr. Kansas State
Tony Young G 6-0 Sr. Southern Illinois

NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Darren Collison (UCLA)
MID-MAJOR DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Chaz Crawford (Drexel)

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