Oklahoma State basketball player James Anderson earned another honor Monday, named to the Associated Press All-America second team. Anderson just missed a greater honor, finishing sixth in the voting, one spot out of first-team status. Anderson received 27 first-place votes in the AP balloting, one more than first-teamer DeMarcus Cousins of Kentucky, but Cousins edged him out in the overall point total, 205-197. The unanimous Big 12 Player of the Year, Anderson was earlier named first-team All-American by Sporting News and Yahoo!Sports.com and second-team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association. A junior, Anderson announced last week that he would forgo his senior season at OSU to make himself eligible for the NBA Draft. He led the Big 12 in scoring and posted at least 20 points against every team in the conference. And Anderson’s influence didn’t end there. "I knew James only by reputation when I got here,” said Cowboys coach Travis Ford. "Hadn’t met him. Didn’t recruit him. But it didn’t take long to understand what type person he was. "To be able to have your best player work extremely hard every day, to lead by example, to do the right thing every day has made our job that much easier. And he’s been a great leader.” Cousins and Kentucky teammate John Wall made the first team as freshmen, along with Villanova senior Scottie Reynolds, Syracuse junior Wes Johnson and Ohio State junior Evan Turner. Turner was the leading vote-getter, collecting 64 first-place votes and 323 points overall. Joining Anderson on the second team: Sherron Collins of Kansas, Greivis Vasquez of Maryland, Jon Scheyer of Duke and Da’Sean Butler of West Virginia. The third team consisted of Greg Monroe of Georgetown, Cole Aldrich of Kansas, Damion James of Texas, Luke Harangody of Notre Dame and Darington Hobson of New Mexico.