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Greivis Vasquez, Greg Monroe and Scottie Reynolds selected to all-American teams

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Three locals selected to all-American teams

Three area players were selected to the Associated Press all-American teams. Villanova senior guard Scottie Reynolds (Herndon) is a first-team pick. Maryland senior point guard Greivis Vasquez and Georgetown sophomore center Greg Monroe were selected to the second and third team, respectively. They are three of the 15 players nationally who made the three squads.

Vasquez was named the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year and led the Terrapins to a 24-9 overall record and to the NCAA tournament's second round. He is the first Maryland player to earn AP all-American status since Juan Dixon was a first-team pick in 2002.

Monroe, a first-team all-Big East selection, led the Hoyas to a 23-11 overall record and to an NCAA tournament berth. He is the third Georgetown player in the past four years to be honored by the AP.

None of the first-team players -- Kentucky's John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins, Ohio State's Evan Turner, Syracuse's Wes Johnson and Reynolds -- is still playing in the NCAA tournament. . . .

Joey Rodriguez scored 14 consecutive points during a decisive second-half surge to lead Virginia Commonwealth past Saint Louis, 68-56, in the first game of the championship series of the College Basketball Invitational. The teams will play Game 2 of the best-of-three series in St. Louis on Wednesday. . . .

West Virginia point guard Darryl "Truck" Bryant, who broke his right foot a week ago, has been fitted with a specially designed shoe. Bryant is optimistic about the shoe, which would shift weight away from his fractured fifth metatarsal, going as far as to predict he could play "like nothing happened." Coach Bob Huggins said he would wait and see how Bryant practices. . . .

Kansas's Cole Aldrich and Michigan's Manny Harris announced that they will skip their senior years and head for the NBA. . . .

Central Florida hired former Marshall coach Donnie Jones as its new head coach, while Louisiana-Lafayette hired former Sam Houston State coach Bob Marlin as its new head coach. . . .

Anne Donovan is leaving the New York Liberty after the upcoming WNBA season to become the women's basketball coach at Seton Hall.

BASEBALL

Baltimore Orioles reliever Koji Uehara expects to start the season on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. Uehara hasn't pitched since March 18, when he left a game against Toronto with hamstring tightness. . . .


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