FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas senior guard Jannero Pargo has been named first-team all-district by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Pargo, who leads Arkansas and ranks third in the Southeastern Conference in scoring with 17.4 points a game, is joined on the District 9 first team by Andre Emmett and Andy Ellis of Texas Tech, Damon Hancock of SMU and T.J. Ford of Texas.
Pargo, who also averages 2.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, leads the SEC with 3.39 three-point buckets per game, is third in three-point shooting (.433) and ninth in overall field goal percentage (.465). The Chicago native has the top three scoring games in the league this year with 35 points in the 94-92 overtime win over then-No. 4 Florida, 33 at then-No. 7 Alabama and 32 against Tennessee-Chattanooga. He also had 30 at Memphis and is the first Razorback to score 30 or more points three times in the same season since Todd Day did so five times in 1991. He had back-to-back 30-point games, against Florida and Alabama, becoming the first Hog to do so since Joe Kleine in 1985, and his 35-point effort is the best for an Arkansas player since Al Dillard had 39 against Delaware State in 1994.
Pargo is a two-time SEC player of the week selection and was named the national player of the week by Sports Illustrated following the Florida game.
He ranks fifth on UA’s all-time three-point goals made list with 151 and his career three-point percentage of .425 trails only Scotty Thurman’s mark of .432.
Last year, Joe Johnson made the NABC District 9 first team.
The NABC selects a total of 150 players from 15 districts with a five-player first team and a five-player second team from each district. The NABC votes later on its All-America team.