United States Basketball Writers Association March 7, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Mitch
314-421-0339
Duke teammates, pair from Washington lead annual team
USBWA NAMES 2005-06 ALL-AMERICANS

ST. LOUIS (USBWA) The U.S. Basketball Writers Association is pleased to announce its 2005-06 Men's All-America Team. This prestigious unit features a pair of teammates from Duke including a repeat first-team honoree and a pair of players from the state of Washington.

Named to the USBWA first team are Randy Foye, Villanova; Adam Morrison, Gonzaga; J.J. Redick, Duke; Brandon Roy, Washington; and Shelden Williams, Duke.

Foye, an All-Big East selection, is second in the league in scoring (20.2) and ninth all-time at Villanova. He has led the Wildcats to a 24-3 record as they head to the Big East tournament. Foye has recorded 17 games this season with 20 or more points.

Morrison, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, is the nation's leading scorer (28.6) and has led Gonzaga to a perfect 14-0 conference mark and a conference tournament title. He has topped 30 points 13 times this season to along with five 40-point performances..

Redick, now a two-time USBWA All-American, was a unanimous All-ACC selection. To go with 27.8 points per game this season, he is the NCAA's all-time leader in three-point field goals and free-throw percentage. Redick has 12 30-point games this season and is now the all-time leader in scoring in the ACC.

Roy, the Pac-10 Player of the Year, has led Washington to a 24-5 record headed into the Pac-10 tournament. He is second in the league in scoring (19.6), fourth in assists (4.1) and 11th in rebounds (5.8). He is the first Washington player to be named to the USBWA team.

Williams is another unanimous All-ACC choice. He has scored over 1,800 points in his career and is the second all-time leading rebounder at Duke. This season, he has recorded 16 double-doubles headed into the ACC tournament.

Selected to the second team are Dee Brown, Illinois; Rodney Carney, Memphis; Rudy Gay, Connecticut; Leon Powe, California; and P.J. Tucker, Texas. Brown was a first-team selection a year ago.

First Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Randy Foye, Villanova G 6-4 205 Sr. Newark, N.J.
Adam Morrison, Gonzaga F 6-8 205 Jr. Spokane, Wash.
J.J. Redick, Duke G 6-4 190 Sr. Roanoke, Va.
Brandon Roy, Washington G 6-6 210 Sr. Seattle, Wash.
Shelden Williams, Duke F 6-9 250 Sr. Forest Park, Okla.
Second Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Dee Brown, Illinois G 6-0 185 Sr. Maywood, Ill.
Rodney Carney, Memphis F 6-7 205 Sr. Indianapolis, Ind.
Rudy Gay, Connecticut F 6-9 220 So. Baltimore, Md.
Leon Powe, California F 6-8 240 So. Oakland, Calif.
P.J. Tucker, Texas F 6-5 225 Jr. Raleigh, N.C.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. Today, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and its All-America team, contact executive director Joe Mitch and 314-421-0339.

Related link:
2005-06 USBWA All-District teams
All-time USBWA All-America teams