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Carter Named Fourth-Team All-American by Sporting News

Tweety Carter is Baylor's first <i>Sporting News</i> All-American since Micheal Williams in 1988.


Tweety Carter is Baylor's first Sporting News All-American since Micheal Williams in 1988.

March 9, 2010


WACO, Texas - Baylor men's basketball senior point guard Tweety Carter has been named a fourth-team All-American by Sporting News Tuesday. He is the first Baylor player named an All-American by Sporting News since Micheal Williams earned back-to-back honorable mention honors in 1987 and 1988.

Carter, the Baylor career leader in games played (124) and Big 12 wins (29), earned All-Big 12 honors for the first time in his career this season. The third-team All-Big 12 selection by the coaches leads the Big 12 and ranks fifth nationally with 6.3 assists per game and ranks second in the league with a 2.45 assist-to-turnover ratio. He currently ranks third all-time at Baylor with 264 career 3-pointers, fourth with 450 career assists and ninth with 1,369 career points.

The Reserve, La., native was also named to the All-Big 12 second team by the Associated Press, Big 12 media, Austin American-Statesman, Kansas City Star, The Oklahoman and Yahoo! Sports. The Big 12 media tabbed him to the All-Improved team.

Earlier this week, teammates Ekpe Udoh and LaceDarius Dunn both garnered All-American honors by Yahoo! Sports, an online publication. Udoh was named to the third team, while Dunn earned honorable mention recognition.

Third-seeded Baylor (24-6), which earned a first-round bye for the first time in the Big 12 era, will play the winner of No. 6 seed Texas and No. 11 seed Iowa State in the quarterfinals Thursday of the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship in Kansas City. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. CST on ESPN2.

2010 Sporting News All-Americans
First Team
G James Anderson, Oklahoma State
G Scottie Reynolds, Villanova
G Evan Turner, Ohio State
G Greivis Vasquez, Maryland
G John Wall, Kentucky

Second team
G Sherron Collins, Kansas
G Jon Scheyer, Duke
F Damion James, Texas
F Wesley Johnson, Syracuse
F/C DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky

Third team
G Jordan Crawford, Xavier
G Jimmer Fredette, BYU
G Jacob Pullen, Kansas State
F Darington Hobson, New Mexico
C Luke Harangody, Notre Dame

Fourth team
G Jerome Randle, California
G Devan Downey, South Carolina
G Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech
G Matt Bouldin, Gonzaga
G Tweety Carter, Baylor

Fifth team
G Andy Rautins, Syracuse
G Trevon Hughes, Wisconsin
G/F Austin Freeman, Georgetown
F Lazar Hayward, Marquette
F Kyle Singler, Duke

 

 

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