COLUMBUS, Ohio–Three Buckeyes were recognized Wednesday by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for accomplishments during the 2010-11 regular season.

Freshman Jared Sullinger, a 2011 First Team All-Big Ten selection and the league’s freshman of the year, was selected to the NABC District 7 First Team. He led the Buckeyes in scoring with 17.3 points a game and was the squad’s top rebounder with 9.7 a contest. Over 17 weeks during the regular season, Sullinger was named the Big Ten freshman of the week 12 times.

Junior William Buford and senior David Lighty were NABC Disctict 7 second team honorees. Buford, a second team All-Big Ten selection in 2011, averaged 14.5 points a game while connecting on 48 percent of his field goal attempts (167-348). He added 94 assists and 25 steals for the 29-2 Buckeyes.

Lighty, also second team All-Big Ten selection this year, averaged 12.3 points with 104 assists and 52 steals. He is Ohio State’s all-time leader in wins with 124 and is a finalist for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Fans can vote for Lighty at

The Buckeyes travel to Indianapolis this week for the 2011 Big Ten Tournament. Ohio State, the No. 1 seed, opens with the winner of the No. 8 Northwestern vs. No. 9 Minnesota game Thursday. The Buckeyes play at noon Friday (ESPN).