The stockpile of individual honors probably doesn't mute the sting of a premature end to Ben Hansbrough's senior season. But the Notre Dame guard keeps accruing the honors anyway.
Hansbrough earned a spot on the Associated Press All-America second team, according to voting released Monday, which makes it four consecutive seasons that an Irish player has landed on one of the three units.
Hansbrough was the Big East Player of the Year and finished with averages of 18.4 points and 4.3 assists while shooting 47.9 percent from the floor for Notre Dame, which flamed out in the second round of the NCAA tournament against Florida State.
Former Irish forward Luke Harangody made three straight appearances on the All-America teams before Hansbrough: Second-team in 2008 and 2009 and third-team in 2010.
The first team AP All-America squad consisted of Jimmer Fredette of BYU, Nolan Smith of Duke, JaJuan Johnson of Purdue, Kemba Walker of Connecticut and Jared Sullinger of Ohio Stat.
Joining Hansbrough on the second team: Marcus Morris of Kansas, Derrick Williams of Arizona, Jordan Taylor of Wisconsin and Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times