ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – Freshman sensation Kevin Durant of
Texas headlines the 2006-07 U.S. Basketball Writers Association's
All-America Team, announced today by USBWA President Tom Shatel
of the Omaha World-Herald.
Durant, a 6-9 swingman, is the first freshman to make the USBWA
All-America first team since LSU's Chris Jackson in 1989. The Big
12 Player of the Year was fourth in the nation in scoring (25.6)
and fourth in rebounding (11.3). Among his highlights were a 37-point
performance in a double-overtime loss to Oklahoma State and a 37-point,
23-rebound game against Texas Tech. Durant has also been named the
USBWA's National Freshman of the Year.
Nick Fazekas is Nevada's first USBWA All-American. The 6-11 senior
forward averaged 20.5 points and 11.2 rebounds while shooting 58.1
percent from the field and 84.7 from the free-throw line. He led
Nevada to its fourth straight WAC regular-season title and was the
league's player of the year.
Tyler Hansbrough, the 2006 USBWA Freshman of the Year, was fourth
in the ACC in scoring (18.1) and second in rebounds (7.9). The 6-9
sophomore, who was named the ACC Player of the Year, shot 52.5 percent
from the field.
Acie Law led Texas A&M to a school-record 13 Big 12 conference wins
in becoming the Aggies' first-ever USBWA All-American. The 6-3 senior
guard averaged 17.9 points.
Alando Tucker, who averaged 20.2 points and 5.3 rebounds, helped
the Badgers set a school record with 29 wins. The 6-6 senior forward
is the first USBWA All-America from Wisconsin and is the school's
first All-American since 1950.
Following is the complete 2006-07 USBWA All-America team:
USBWA MEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM
|Kevin Durant, Texas
|Nick Fazekas, Nevada
|Tyler Hansbrough, North
||Poplar Bluff, Mo.
|Acie Law, Texas A&M
|Alando Tucker, Wisconsin
|Arron Afflalo, UCLA
|Jared Dudley, Boston
||San Diego, Calif.
|Jeff Green, Georgetown
|Joakim Noah, Florida
||New York, N.Y.
|Greg Oden, Ohio State
Freshman of the Year: Kevin Durant, Texas
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.
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• All-time USBWA All-America