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,
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.
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