United States Basketball Writers Association March 10, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Mitch
314-421-0339
Three ACC players, Illinois teammates among those honored
USBWA NAMES 2005 ALL-AMERICANS

ST. LOUIS (USBWA) The United States Basketball Writers Association announced today two five-man men's All-America teams for 2005.

Named to the USBWA first team are Andrew Bogut, Utah; Dee Brown, Illinois; Chris Paul, Wake Forest; J. J. Redick, Duke; and Wayne Simien, Kansas.

Bogut, a 7-footer from Melbourne, Australia, is among the national leaders in scoring (15th at 20.6 ppg) and rebounding (third at 11.9 rpg). He leads the nation in double-doubles with 19 in 28 games.

Brown, the Big Ten player of the year and defensive player of the year, led Illinois to its second consecutive outright conference championship and a No. 1 national ranking for most of the season. He is the Big Ten leader in 3-point field goal shooting percentage (.515).

Paul leads Wake Forest in 3-point shooting, free throw percentage and assists.

Redick, player of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference, leads the ACC in scoring with 22.5 points per game and was the only unanimous selection to the ACC all-conference team.

Simien was named player of the year in the Big 12 and leads the conference in scoring (19.4 ppg) and rebounding (11.1).

Selected to the second team are Ike Diogu, Arizona State; Luther Head, Illinois; Sean May, North Carolina; Salim Stoudamire, Arizona; and Hakim Warrick, Syracuse.

First Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Andrew Bogut, Utah C/F 7-0 240 So. Melbourne, Australia
Dee Brown, Illinois G 6-0 185 Jr. Maywood, Ill.
Chris Paul, Wake Forest G 6-0 175 So. Lewisville, N.C.
J.J. Redick, Duke G 6-4 190 Jr. Roanoke, Va.
Wayne Simien, Kansas F 6-9 255 Sr. Leavenworth, Kan.
Second Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Ike Diogu, Arizona St. F/C 6-8 250 Jr. Garland, Texas
Luther Head, Illinois G 6-3 185 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
Sean May, N. Carolina F/C 6-9 266 Jr. Bloomington, Ind.
Salim Stoudamire, Arizona G 6-1 179 Sr. Portland, Ore.
Hakim Warrick, Syracuse F 6-8 219 Sr. Wynnewood, Pa.

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