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SI.Com Honors Hassell - ODU No.1 In Collegesinsider.com Poll

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Release: March 10, 2011
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March 10, 2011

SI.COM HONORS HASSELL - ODU NOW NO.1 IN MID-MAJOR TOP 25 Hassell and Bazemore named NABC All-District.

NORFOLK, VA--ODU senior Frank Hassell has been named honorable mention All -American by SI.COM. Both Hassell and Kent Bazemore were named to the NABC All-District 10 squad while The team is No. 1 in the latest Collegeinsider.com Mid Major top 25.

Hassell who helped lead the Monarchs to their second straight CAA crown was named first team All-CAA and Tournament MVP. The Chesapeake, Va. native led the team with a 15.0 points and 9.6 rebounds (30th nationally) per game. He also hit .561 from the floor and .731 from the line. Hassell has 15 double-doubles thus far this season and is ODU's 10th all-time rebounder with 904. Hassell has 1262 career points which is 28th on ODU's all-time list.

Bazemore, the CAA's Defensive Player of the Year is second in scoring at 12.5 points per game. He leads the CAA in steals at 2.3 per game (20th nationally). Bazemore was also named to the CAA's All-Tournament squad.

Hassell joined Charles Jenkins (Hofstra), Denzel Bowles(JMU), Cam Long (Mason), Jamie Skeen(VCU) On the NABC District 10 first team. Bazemore joins Chaisson Allen (NU), Chad Tomko(UNCW), Quinn McDowell(W&M) and Samme Givens (Drexel) on the second team.

NOTE: ODU's seniors are not only the winningest, but have played the most career games. Frank Hassell leads with 138, passing Gerald Lee ('10) by one. Ben Finney and Darius James are tied with Lee at 137.

SI.COM ALL-AMERICAN TEAM
First Team
Jimmy Fredette-BYU
Nolan Smith-Duke
Derrick Wiliams-Arizona
JaJuan Johnson-Purdue
Jared Sullinger-Ohio State

Second Team Jordan Taylor-Wisconsin Kemba Walker-UConn Ben Hansbrough-Notre Dame Marcus Morris-Kansas Kenneth Faried-Morehead State

Third Team Charles Jenkins-Hofstra Jacob Pullen-Kansas State Tu Holloway-Xavier Jordan Hamilton-Texas Kawhi Leonard-San Diego State

Honorable Mention: E'Tuaun Moore-Purdue; Jon Leuer-Wisconsin; Norris Cole- Cleveland State; Matt Howard-Butler; Brad Wanamaker-Pitt; Dwight Hardy-St John's; Alec Burks-Colorado; John Jenkins-Vanderbilt; Frank Hassell-ODU; Justin Harper-Richmond.

COLLEGEINSIDER.COM MID-MAJOR TOP 25(March 7, 2011) Record Points Previous 1. Old Dominion (25)26-6 768 2 Colonial Athletic 2. Belmont (2) 30-4 731 3 Atlantic Sun 3. George Mason (1)26-6 691 1 Colonial Athletic 4. Gonzaga (1) 23-9 663 4 West Coast 5. St. Mary's 24-7 640 5 West Coast 6. Oakland (2) 23-9 637 6 Summit League 7. Butler 22-9 617 8 Horizon League 8. Missouri State 25-5 525 7 Missouri Valley 9. Coll.of Charleston24-9 520 11 Southern 10. Wichita State 24-8 464 9 Missouri Valley 11. Cleveland State 26-8 456 10 Horizon League 12. Harvard 23-5 422 14 Ivy League 13. VCU 23-10 386 17 Colonial Athletic 14. Long Island 26-5 355 16 Northeast 15. Long Beach St. 20-10 353 15 Big West 16. Princeton 23-6 290 12 Ivy League 17. Bucknell 24-8 268 19 Patriot League 18. Milwaukee 19-12 245 21 Horizon League 19. Fairfield 24-7 202 18 Metro Atlantic 20. Coastal Carolina 28-5 110 13 Big South 21. Iona 22-10 105 NR Metro Atlantic 22. N. Colorado 19-10 98 25 Big Sky 23. Morehead State 24-9 93 NR Ohio Valley 24. Valparaiso 23-11 76 23 Horizon League 25. Indiana State 20-13 71 NR Missouri Valley

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