Kent Bazemore Named Defensive All-American
By ODU Athletics
March 25, 2011
BOSTON (MA) -- Old Dominion junior guard Kent Bazemore (Kelford, NC.) has been named to the 2011 Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America as announced by Collegeinsider.com.
The 6-5 Bazemore led the CAA in steals with a 2.2 per game average and was the league's Defensive Player of the Year. He currently ranks 21st nationally in steals. He also blocked 30 shots. Bazemore was second on the Monarchs in scoring at 12.3 points per game was named second team All-CAA and NABC All-District 10. ODU finished the season with a 27-7 record, capturing its second straight CAA title and advancing to the NCAA Tournament as a number nine seed.
The 2011 Lefty Driesell Defensive Player of the Year will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet on April 1 in Houston, site of the men's basketball championship.
The award is named in honor of coaching legend Lefty Driesell, who is the only person to ever win 100 games at four different Division I schools. He is best known for his time at Maryland, leading the program to the National Invitational Tournament in 1972 and its second-ever ACC Tournament Championship in 1984. He finished his career at Maryland with a 348-159 record.
2011 LEFTY DRIESELL DEFENSIVE ALL-AMERICAN 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