Columbia's Agho Named First Team All-Ivy League; Barbour Gains Honorable Mention
PRINCETON, N.J. – Columbia junior guard Noruwa Agho was named to the All-Ivy League first team in men's basketball, the league office announced on Wednesday. Joining him is sophomore guard Brian Barbour, who gained honorable mention.
Agho and Barbour are the first Columbia teammates to be named All-Ivy League since Craig Austin (first team) and Chris Wiedemann (honorable mention) were selected after the 2000-01 campaign.
A second team All-Ivy League selection as a sophomore, Agho took his all-around game to another level in his junior season. The Ivy League's leading scorer at 16.8 points per game, Agho's 470 points during the 2010-11 season were the most by a Lion in 10 years.
The first Lion to earn first-team honors since John Baumann (2008), Agho was the only Ivy League player to finish in the top ten in scoring (1st, 16.8 per game), rebounding (10th, 4.9 per game) and assists (5th, 4.3 per game). He finished second on the team in rebounding, steals, blocked shots and three-point field goals. In just three seasons, Agho is already one of five Columbia players in history to amass more than 1,100 points, 300 rebounds and 200 assists during his career.
Meanwhile, Barbour had a sensational sophomore season in his first year as the Lions' starting point guard. The 6-foot-1 California native finished ninth in the Ivy League in scoring (13.3 per game), but stepped his game up during league play to average 15.1 points per game, which ranked fourth among all Ivy League players.
Barbour dished out 3.2 assists per game during the season, which ranked sixth in the league and also totaled 42 steals, which was first among all Ivy League players. What was perhaps Barbour's most impressive stat line came from the free throw line, where he hit 91.7 percent of his foul shots, making 122 of 133 during the season.
Columbia finished the 2010-11 season with a 15-13 record and a 6-8 mark in Ivy League play.
All-Ivy Men's Basketball 2010-11
Player of the Year
Keith Wright, Harvard (Jr., F, Suffolk, Va.)
Rookie of the Year
*Sean McGonagill, Brown (Fr., G, Brookfield, Ill.)
Defensive Player of the Year
Kareem Maddox, Princeton (Sr., F, Oak Park, Calif.)
First Team All-Ivy
Noruwa Agho, Columbia (Jr., G, New City, N.Y.)
*Keith Wright, Harvard (Jr., F, Suffolk, Va.)
Zack Rosen, Penn (Jr., G, Colonia, N.J.)
*Kareem Maddox, Princeton (Sr., F, Oak Park, Calif.)
*Greg Mangano, Yale (Jr., C, Orange, Conn.)
Second Team All-Ivy
Chris Wroblewski, Cornell (Jr., G, Highland Park, Ill.)
Kyle Casey, Harvard (So., F, Medway, Mass.)
Brandyn Curry, Harvard (So., G, Huntersville, N.C.)
Ian Hummer, Princeton (So., F, Vienna, Va.)
Dan Mavraides, Princeton (Sr., G, San Mateo, Calif.)
Tucker Halpern, Brown (So., F, Brookline, Mass.)
Brian Barbour, Columbia (So., G, Alamo, Calif.)
Christian Webster, Harvard (So., G, Washington, D.C.)
Jack Eggleston, Penn (Sr., F, Noblesville, Ind.)
* - unanimous selection