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Men's Basketball Names Team Captains
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 03, 2001
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TUCSON, Ariz. - Senior men's basketball players Eugene Edgerson, Justin Wessel and Loren Woods were named 2000-01 team captains following a vote on Tuesday.

Each of the three players honored are fifth-year seniors and have a combined 283 games of collegiate basketball experience. Edgerson and Wessel have spent five years in the Arizona program, while Woods is a fifth-year player following his transfer from Wake Forest after the 1997-98 season. The team vote took place after practice on Tuesday afternoon.

Edgerson, a 6-foot-6, 247-pound forward from New Orleans, La., is averaging 4.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 11 games for the Cats this season. He has 10 career double-figure scoring and seven career double-figure rebounding games to his credit.

Wessel, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound forward from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is averaging 2.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 11 games this year. A starter in five games this year, Wessel ranks second on the squad with a .583 field goal percentage.

Woods, a 7-foot-1, 244-pound center from St. Louis, Mo., is averaging a team-leading 17.4 points to go with a 5.4 rebound average in five games to date. Woods has scored in double figures in his last four games, including two consecutive 20-point efforts. A preseason player-of-the-year candidate, Woods is shooting 51.9 percent from the floor and averaging 2.4 blocks and 2.0 assists per game.

The 16th-ranked Wildcats (7-4) open Pacific-10 Conference play tomorrow by hosting California. Tip-off in McKale Center is set for 6:30 p.m. MST.

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