Not that we didn't already know it to be inevitable, but Kevin Love has been named to the AP All America team:The 6-10 Love led the Bruins to their third straight Final Four appearance, averaging a double-double in their tournament run after getting 17.1 points and 10.6 rebounds and shooting 55.7 percent in the regular season.
Love received 52 first-team votes and 318 points to become UCLA's second All-America in as many seasons as Arron Afflalo was chosen last year. Love said he followed Beasley closely this season.No seniors made this year's team, for the first time ever. Love follows AA as the Bruin representative, and we're proud to put those two in the same sentence.
Darren Collison is not in that top 5, though he is listed on the Second Team. Of course, we all know that he's the best college point guard in the country, but hey they can't just put all 5 starting Bruins on that list...right? In any case, he is recognized and I believe would be first team if not for the fact that we've got Love on that list already and they don't want 2 Bruins there.
I'd like to reiterate one thing that I'm sure has been stated on BN before, but is just driving me nuts. You watch the "expert" analysis on WWL, and all you hear about is how K-Love is the only reason we're any good. We could never be here without him. Umm, yes he is a great player, but did anyone notice our trips to the final four and to the championship without him? Perhaps a guy like Luc should be getting some credit? Or 2-straight-years starting PG, clutch performer, and final four leader Darren Collison? I'm glad to see that Love hasn't bought into that garbage. I only hope that it's motivation for all our guys to come out with some extra fire and passion on Saturday, not that any extra motivation will be necessary.
I went to class today, but man....it is TOUGH to have any focus at all. I also saw some players around campus, so I guess they're getting their new schedules before they head out to San Anton. Tension, excitement--good to be a Bruin.