Buckner honored by CollegeInsider.com all-america team

Georgia State center Eric Buckner was named to the 2012 CollegeInsider.com mid-major defensive all-america team today.

Buckner blocked a school-record 118 shots, averaging 3.4 per game. It was the sixth-highest total in Colonial Athletic Association history. Buckner, a senior, also averaged 7.1 rebounds per game in helping the Panthers win 22 games under first-year coach Ron Hunter.

The team:

Tommy Brenton, 6-5, Jr., Stony Brook

Rhamel Brown, 6-6, So., Manhattan

Eric Buckner, 6-10, Sr. Georgia State

Will Cherry,6-1, Jr., Montana

Ceola Clark III, 6-3, Sr., Western Illinois

Ian Clark, 6-3, Jr., Belmont

Bryan Cohen,  6-6, Sr., Bucknell

Damian Eargle, 6-7,  Jr., Youngstown State

Gregory Echenique, 6-9, Jr., Creighton

Jamelle Hagins, 6-8, Jr., Delaware

Trevon Harmon, 6-1, Sr., Cleveland State

Eli Holman, 6-10,  Sr., Detroit

Jewuan Long, 6-1, Sr., Murray State

Kelvin Martin, 6-5, Sr., Charleston Southern

William Mosley, 6-7, Sr., Northwestern State

Toure’ Murry, 6-5, Sr., Wichita State

Ronald Nored, 6-0, Sr., Butler

Kyle O’Quinn, 6-10, Sr., Norfolk State

Darius Theus, 6-3, Jr., VCU

Casper Ware, 5-10, Sr., Long Beach State

Antwaine Wiggins, 6-7, Sr., College of Charleston

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April 10th, 2012
4:50 pm

GSU Bleed Blue

April 10th, 2012
5:08 pm

Great to see he is getting credit for a tremendous season.

GSU is in Atlanta

April 10th, 2012
6:01 pm

Great award for someone who truly deserves it!


April 10th, 2012
6:13 pm

Definitely well deserved!


April 10th, 2012
6:17 pm

So Bazemore won DPOY in the CAA, but not listed on this team? That tells me all I need to know about CAA voters. #NoBueno


April 10th, 2012
8:58 pm

Eric Buckner is an awesome talent and a class act. He will succeed in everything he does because he is a winner. His Panther family will always stand behind him and his future is very bright. Thanks Eric for a great Senior season of memories, and congrats on the honor.


April 10th, 2012
9:53 pm

Congrats Buck! Still disappointed he is not in Portsmouth for NBA scouts.


April 11th, 2012
8:14 am

Buckner totally deserves this. He had an amazing season.


April 11th, 2012
8:15 am

@Sluggo good point. Can’t wait to say goodbye to the VAA.


April 11th, 2012
9:01 am

Going to miss Buck.


April 11th, 2012
12:13 pm

@STATEment You’re really going to like LaRon Smith. Buck clone.


April 11th, 2012
1:39 pm

Congrats To Eric! Well deserved! Really enjoyed watching him block shots this year. He ruled the VAA as far as I’m concerned.

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April 11th, 2012
8:00 pm

Ok, VAA, buh-bye now.



April 12th, 2012
8:42 pm

The CAA sucks that is why they cannot raise the exit fee. Eric Buckner is one of the greatest players we have ever had and he will be sorely missed. He, Ali, McGee, and Fields were awesome and we’re all class acts. Many teams have players come and go but these kids played with heart, we’re intelligent and represented GSU well. I imagine based on their upbringing and overall demeanor. They will confine to do so well into the future. Thanks to all of you for such a great year, and great memories while at GSU.


April 12th, 2012
8:57 pm

Buck did precious little against Mercer a while back now…..you guys and your individual “honors”.

And GSU is about as loyal to its conference (insert ANY name) as Petrino is to his (insert anything)…

You guys are an embarassment to athletics in this state…

[...] Former Panther Eric Buckner earned All America Mid-Major Defensive Team Honors. [...]


April 13th, 2012
9:58 pm

@ Phil, Really…. and what team in the state isn’t an embarrassment? Good for Mercer winning the CIT but outside of that, what has any team done in the last decade or so? You are in the wrong state if you want anything spectacular… This team won more that double the amount of games it won last year and more than double than anyone expected.Regarding loyalty, the VAA is a joke and I we are blessed to be out of that godforsaken conference.


April 15th, 2012
5:18 pm

The VAA?

It’s worse than I thought for you guys….