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GSU's Elton Nesbitt Tabbed AP All-American Honorable Mention
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 03/28/2006
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STATESBORO, Ga. Georgia Southern senior Elton Nesbitt was named to the Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America Men’s Basketball team, announced Monday.

 

Nesbitt, a 5-foot-9 guard, averaged 21.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game to help the Eagles to a 20-10 record and the school’s first postseason appearance in 14 years. Nesbitt, who was named SoCon Player of the Year, became the first player in school history to record 600 points in two seasons, and became just the 7th Eagle to amass 1,500 career points in his three years at Georgia Southern.

 

The Deerfield Beach, Fla. native shot 42.4 percent from the floor including 39.0 percent from 3-point range, hitting a record setting 103 treys on the year. Nesbitt finished his career with 1,731 points to rank fifth among all GSU scorers.

 

FIRST TEAM: J.J. Redick, Duke; Sheldon Williams, Duke; Randy Roye, Villanova; Brandon Roy, Washington; Adam Morrison, Gonzaga.

 

SECOND TEAM: Dee Brown, Illinois; Rodney Carney, Memphis; Rudy Gay, Connecticut; P.J. Tucker, Texas; Leon Powell, California.

 

THIRD TEAM: Craig Smith, Boston College; Glen Davis, LSU; Tyler Hansbrough, UNC; Nick Fazekas, Nevada; Allen Ray, Villanova.

 

HONORABLE MENTION: Arron Afflalo, UCLA; Maurice Ager, Michigan State; LaMarcus Aldridge, Texas; Jose Juan Barea, Northeastern; J.P. Batista, Gonzaga; Jahsha Bluntt, Delaware State; Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas; Keydren Clark, Saint Peter's; Mardy Collins, Temple; Paul Davis, Michigan State.; Terrance Dials, Ohio State; Quincy Douby, Rutgers; Jordan Farmar, UCLA; Mike Gansey, West Virginia; Daniel Gibson, Texas; Caleb Green, Oral Roberts; DeAndre Haynes, Kent State; Brandon Heath, San Diego State; Jeff Horner, Iowa; Ibrahim Jaaber, Pennsylvanial; Jarrious Jackson, Texas Tech; Marco Killingsworth, Indiana; Carl Krauser, Pittsburgh; Jack Leasure, Coastal Carolina; Charles Lee, Bucknell; Chris Lofton, Tennessee; Christian Maraker, Pacific; Gerry McNamara, Syracuse; J. Robert Merritt, Samford; Paul Miller, Wichita State; Paul Millsap, Louisiana Tech; Elton Nesbitt, Georgia Southern; Joakim Noah, Florida; Kevin Pittsnogle, West Virginia; Chris Quinn, Notre Dame; Brion Rush, Grambling State; Blake Schilb, Loyola of Chicago; Steven Smith, La Salle; Tim Smith, East Tennessee State; Ronald Steele, Alabama; Rodney Stuckey, Eastern Washington; Chad Timberlake, Fairleigh Dickinson; Darius Washington, Memphis; Marcus Williams, Connecticut; Jamar Wilson, Albany, N.Y.; Anthony Winchester, Western Kentucky; Ricky Woods, Southeastern Louisiana.

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