United States Basketball Writers Association March 10, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Mitch
314-421-0339
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Standouts chosen from nine regions
USBWA NAMES 2008-09
MEN'S ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS

ST. LOUIS (USBWA) The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has released its 2008-09 Men's All-District Teams, based on voting from its national membership. There are nine regions from coast to coast and a player and coach of the year are selected in each. Following is the entire region-by-region listing:

DISTRICT I
ME, VT, NH, RI, MA, CT
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jim Calhoun, Connecticut
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
Jeff Adrien, Connecticut
Jimmy Baron, Rhode Island
Weyinmi Efejuku, Providence
Tony Gaffney, Massachusetts
Ricky Harris, Massachusetts
A.J. Price, Connecticut
Tyrese Rice, Boston College
Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut
Joe Trapani, Boston College
Mike Trimboli, Vermont
DISTRICT II
NY, NJ, DE, DC, PA, WV
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
DeJuan Blair, Pittsburgh
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jamie Dixon, Pittsburgh
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
Talor Battle, Penn State
DeJuan Blair, Pittsburgh
DeSean Butler, West Virginia
Dionte Christmas, Temple
Dante Cunningham, Villanova
Levance Fields, Pittsburgh
Jonny Flynn, Syracuse
Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall
Ahmad Nivins, Saint Joseph's
Sam Young, Pittsburgh
DISTRICT III
VA, NC, SC, MD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ty Lawson, North Carolina
COACH OF THE YEAR
Oliver Purnell, Clemson
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
Trevor Booker, Clemson
Stephen Curry, Davidson
Devan Downey, South Carolina
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina
Gerald Henderson, Duke
Ty Lawson, North Carolina
Eric Maynor, VCU
Kyle Singler, Duke
Jeff Teague, Wake
Greivis Vasquez, Maryland
DISTRICT IV
KY, TN MS, AL, GA, FL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jodie Meeks, Kentucky
COACH OF THE YEAR
John Calipari, Memphis
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
Nick Calathes, Florida
Toney Douglas, Florida State
Tyreke Evans, Memphis
Lester Hudson, UT-Martin
Jack McClinton, Miami
Jodie Meeks, Kentucky
Tyler Smith, Tennessee
Jermaine Taylor, Central Florida
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State
Terrence Williams, Louisville
DISTRICT V
OH, IN, IL, MI, MN, WI
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jerel McNeal, Marquette
COACH OF THE YEAR
Brad Stevens, Butler
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
Mike Davis, Illinois
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame
Manny Harris, Michigan
Matt Howard, Butler
JaJuan Johnson, Purdue
Kalin Lucas, Michigan State
Robbie Hummel, Purdue
Jerel McNeal, Marquette
B.J. Raymond, Xavier
Evan Turner, Ohio State
DISTRICT VI
IA, MO, KS, OK, NE, ND, SD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
COACH OF THE YEAR
Bill Self, Kansas
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
Cole Aldrich, Kansas
James Anderson, Oklahoma State
Craig Brackens, Iowa State
DeMarre Carroll, Missouri
Denis Clemente, Kansas State
Sherron Collins, Kansas
Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
Leo Lyons, Missouri
Willie Warren, Oklahoma
Ben Woodside, North Dakota State
DISTRICT VII
TX, AR, LA
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Marcus Thornton, LSU
COACH OF THE YEAR
Trent Johnson, LSU
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
A.J. Abrams, Texas
Josh Carter, Texas A&M
Aubrey Coleman, Houston
Stefon Jackson, UTEP
Damion James, Texas
Curtis Jerrells, Baylor
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU
John Roberson, Texas Tech
Marcus Thornton, LSU
Michael Washington, Arkansas
DISTRICT VIII
WY, UT, ID, NM, CO, NV, MT
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Luke Nevill, Utah
COACH OF THE YEAR
Stew Morrill, Utah State
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
Luke Babbitt, Nevada
Lee Cummard, BYU
Tony Danridge, New Mexico
Brandon Ewing, Wyoming
Jimmer Fredette, BYU
Cory Higgins, Colorado
Mac Hopson, Idaho
Anthony Johnson, Montana
Luke Nevill, Utah
Gary Wilkinson, Utah State
DISTRICT IX
CA, OR, WA, HI, AZ, AK
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
James Harden, Arizona State
COACH OF THE YEAR
Craig Robinson, Oregon State
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
James Harden, Arizona State
John Bryant, Santa Clara
Jon Brockman, Washington
Darren Collison, UCLA
Matt Bouldin, Gonzaga
Patrick Christopher, California
Jordan Hill, Arizona
Jerome Randle, California
Patty Mills, St. Mary's
Chase Budinger, Arizona

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. For more information on the USBWA and its All-District teams, contact executive director Joe Mitch at 314-421-0339.

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Recent past All-District Teams: 2007-08 | 2006-07 | 2005-06 | 2004-05 | 2003-04