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April 13, 2009

Bost receives more hardware

STARKVILLE , Miss. - Dee Bost continues to accumulate the accolades following a remarkable season for Mississippi State.

This weekend, the Concord , N.C. , native was tabbed honorable mention Freshman All-American by CollegeHoops.net.

Bost, who also garnered Freshman All-SEC honors by the league coaches back in March, started all 36 games for MSU, which advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight year following a miraculous run to the SEC Tournament title that culminated with a 64-61 victory against Tennessee.

The 6-foot-2 point guard averaged 10.9 points and shattered the freshman assists record with 156, breaking the mark of 129 set by Jamont Gordon in 2005-06. His 4.3 average ranked 98th nationally amongst all Division I players while his total of 156 ranked third in the SEC behind Florida's Nick Calathes (231) and Arkansas' Courtney Fortson (172).

CollegeHoops.net also recognized Bost in the preseason with honorable mention honors.

CollegeHoops.net Freshman of the Year

Tyreke Evans - G, Memphis

CollegeHoops.net First Team All-Freshman

G - Tyreke Evans - Memphis
G - Willie Warren - Oklahoma
G - Isaiah Thomas - Washington
F - Al-Farouq Aminu - Wake Forest
C - Greg Monroe - Georgetown

CollegeHoops.net Second Team All-Freshman

G - Seth Curry - Liberty
G - Sylven Landesberg - Virginia
F - DeMar DeRozan - USC
F - Luke Babbitt - Nevada
C - Samardo Samuels - Louisville

CollegeHoops.net Third Team All-Freshman

G - Courtney Fortson - Arkansas
G - Gordon Hayward - Butler
G - Terrico White - Ole Miss
F - Devin Ebanks - West Virginia
F - Ed Davis - UNC

CollegeHoops.net Fourth Team All-Freshman

G - Mike Rosario - Rutgers
G - William Buford - Ohio St
G - Matt Gatens - Iowa
F - JaMychal Green - Alabama
C - BJ Mullens - Ohio St

Honorable Mention

Solomon Alabi - Florida St
Freddy Asprilla - FIU
Dee Bost - Mississippi State
Jrue Holiday - UCLA
Shelvin Mack - Butler
Afam Muojeke - Wyoming
Harouna Mutombo - West Carolina
Andrew Nicholson - St. Bonaventure
Iman Shumpert - Georgia Tech
Chris Singleton - Florida St
Jeff Taylor - Vanderbilt
Howard Thompkins - Georgia
Klay Thompson - Washington St
Kemba Walker - UCONN

- The CollegeHoops.net All-American teams are voted on by staff writers.

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