Carmichael Garners Lou Henson All-America Recognition
March 26, 2013
BOSTON - After proving himself as one of the top players in the Missouri Valley Conference this season, Illinois State senior forward Jackie Carmichael has earned national recognition, with a spot on the 2013 Lou Henson All-America Team.
As an All-America selection, Carmichael is in consideration for the Lou Henson Award, presented annually to the top mid-major college basketball player. Rather than assemble a first team, second team, third team and honorable mention, the Lou Henson All-America team is one squad consisting of 25 players.
An All-Valley First Team and All-Valley Tournament honoree, Carmichael led the league in rebounding and blocked shots with 9.3 and 2.1 averaged this season, respectively. The Manhattan, Kan., native also ranked fourth in the league in scoring with 17.4 points per game. Carmichael collected 15 double-doubles, netted double figures 29 times and grabbed 10 or more rebounds 16 times this season, plus he amassed three or more blocks in 11 games.
Along with holding the Illinois State career-blocked shots record (200), the senior forward ranks eighth on ISU's career-scoring list with 1,580 points, fifth on the career-free throws list with 426, and third on the career-rebounding list with 942. He also ranks third in Redbird career double-doubles (35).
The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top mid-major player in Division I college basketball. The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after an illustrious coaching career that lasted 41 years.
When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.
The Lou Henson All-America Team includes Travis Bader (Oakland), Billy Baron (Canisius), Jerrelle Benimon (Towson), Tommy Brenton (Stony Brook), Ryan Broekhoff (Valparaiso), Isaiah Canaan (Murray State), Jackie Carmichael (Illinois State), Will Cherry (Montana), Jake Cohen (Davidson), D.J. Cooper (Ohio), Matthew Dellavedova (Saint Mary's), James Ennis (Long Beach), Shane Gibson (Sacred Heart), Juan'ya Green (Niagara), Corey Hawkins (UC Davis), Tyler Haws (BYU), Troy Huff (North Dakota), Lamont Jones (Iona), Zeke Marshall (Akron), Jake Odum (Indiana State), Jamal Olasewere (LIU-Brooklyn), Keith Rendleman (UNC Wilmington), Augustine Rubit (South Alabama), Colt Ryan (Evansville), Taylor Smith (Stephen F. Austin).
The 2013 award will be presented at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in Atlanta, site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.
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