Clemson guard Demontez Stitt and USC forward Sam Muldrow are two of 21 players recently named to the 2011 Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America Team. The Player of the Year will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet on April 1 in Houston, site of this year’s Final Four.
The award is named in honor of coaching legend Lefty Driesell, who led four different Division I schools to at least 100 wins. The Lefty Driesell Award Selection Committee was made up of several head coaches and assistant coaches from the Division I ranks, as well as select members of the national media.
Stitt was the leading scorer this past season for Clemson, which finished with a 22-12 overall record, 9-7 in the ACC. He led the Tigers to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament and to the second round of the NCAA Tournament as well.
Muldrow was the SEC defensive player of the year and is USC’s all-time leading shot blocker. He blocked 103 shots during his senior campaign. Muldrow also averaged 11.4 points per game on the offensive end.
Here is the complete list of players on the team:
- Dogus Balbay, Texas
- Keith Benson, Oakland
- Kent Bazemore, Old Dominion
- Norris Cole, Cleveland State
- Aaron Craft, Ohio State
- Kenneth Faried, Morehead State
- John Flowers, West Virginia
- Tu Holloway, Xavier
- JuJuan Johnson, Purdue
- DeAndre Liggins, Kentucky
- Sam Muldrow, South Carolina
- Ronald Nored, Butler
- Damien Saunders, Duquesne
- Chris Singleton, Florida State
- Nolan Smith Duke
- Demontez Stitt, Clemson
- Iman Sumpert, GA Tech
- Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt
- Malcolm Thomas San Diego State
- Brad Wanamaker, Pittsburgh
- Casper Ware, Long Beach State