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Fredette leads All-America team

Seniors dominated The Associated Press All-America team for the first time in five years.

Jimmer Fredette of BYU, Nolan Smith of Duke and JaJuan Johnson of Purdue, all seniors, were joined on the team Monday by junior Kemba Walker of Connecticut and freshman Jared Sullinger of Ohio State.

It's the most seniors since four made the 2006 team.

Fredette led the nation in scoring at 28.5 points per game while shooting 40.4 percent from three-point range, a number more impressive because of the shots he lets fly from well behind the line.

He received all but one vote from a 65-member national media panel. The voting was done before the NCAA tournament.

Fredette became one of the most popular players in recent memory as teams that lost to BYU were "jimmered."

"I think that it's a great accomplishment. Unbelievable," BYU coach Dave Rose said. "It shows how good his work ethic is. He's a player who has worked his way into an All-American. What he's meant to our program over the last four years -- it's really kind of immeasurable."


Gregory has new job

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech picked Dayton coach Brian Gregory on Monday to rebuild its beleaguered basketball program, which fell on hard times after reaching the national championship game in 2004.

Gregory told his Dayton players of the decision at an early-morning meeting, then headed to Atlanta to take over his new job.

The Yellow Jackets called a late-afternoon news conference to introduce their replacement for Paul Hewitt, who was fired shortly after his fourth losing season in six years.

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