Falker, Young Named to Defensive All-America Team
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Southern Illinois players Randal Falker and Tony Young were among 21 individuals named to the collegeinsider.com Defensive All-America team on Tuesday.  Both Falker and Young were earlier named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Defensive team, and Falker was the league's Defensive Player-of-the-Year after leading the MVC in blocked shots.

Rather then assembling first, second, third and fourth team squads, the collegeinsider.com Defensive All-America team is one team consisting of 21 players. Division I coaches and NBA scouts are part of the selection process, but final decisions rested with the collegeinsider.com staff.

Antonio Anderson (G 6-6 So. Memphis)
Corey Brewer (F 6-9 Jr. Florida)
Mario Chalmers (G 6-1 So. Kansas)
Chaz Crawford (F 6-10 Sr. Drexel)
Darren Collison (G 6-0 So. UCLA)
Marcus Dove (G/F 6-9 Jr. Oklahoma State)
Zabian Dowdell (G 6-3 Sr. Virginia Tech)
Randal Falker (F 6-7 Jr. Southern Illinois)
Jamon Gordon (G 6-3 Sr. Virginia Tech)
Roy Hibbert (C 7-2 Jr. Georgetown)
Mychal Kearse (G 6-4 Sr. Mount St. Mary's)
Dominique Kirk (G 6-3 Jr. Texas A&M)
Stephane Lasme (F 6-8 Sr. Massachusetts)
Acie Law (G 6-3 Sr. Texas A&M)
Jerel McNeal (G 6-3 So. Marquette)
Greg Oden (C 7-1 Fr. Ohio State)
Garrett Temple (G 6-5 So. LSU)
Jason Thompson (F 6-10 Jr. Rider)
Travis Walton (G 6-2 So. Michigan State)
Akeem Wright (G 6-6 Sr. Kansas State)
Tony Young (G 6-0 Sr. Southern Illinois)


NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Darren Collison (UCLA)
MID-MAJOR DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chaz Crawford (Drexel)