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Michael Wright Earns Third Team All-America Honors
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 13, 2001
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All-Pac-10 junior averages 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona forward Michael Wright was named a third team All-American in voting released Tuesday by the Associated Press.

Wright, a 6-foot-7, 238-pound junior from Chicago, Ill., earned the honor after averaging 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while shooting .591 from the field. He ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in all three categories.

He is the Pac-10 active leader with 33 double-doubles, while his career totals of 1,423 points and 796 rebounds rank him 14th and seventh, respectively, on the Arizona career charts.

His is joined on the Associated Press' third team by forward Kirk Haston of Indiana, center Udonis Haslem of Florida and guards Charlie Bell of Michigan State and Frank Williams of Illinois.

Wright is a finalist for both the Wooden and Naismith Player-of-the-Year Awards and was a first team all-Pacific-10 Conference pick this year. Wright was also an Honorable Mention AP All-America selection last season.

First Team
Shane Battier, Sr., F, Duke
Troy Murphy, Jr., C, Notre Dame
Jason Forte, So., G, North Carolina
Jason Williams, So., G, Duke
Casey Jacobsen, So., G, Stanford

Second Team                         	Third Team
Jason Richardson, So., F, Michigan St.	Michael Wright, Jr., F, Arizona
Michael Bradley, Jr., F, Villanova    	Kirk Haston, Jr., F, Indiana 
Tayshaun Prince, Jr., F, Kentucky	Udonis Haslem, Jr., C, Florida
Jamaal Tinsley, Sr., G, Iowa State    	Charlie	Bell, Sr., G, Michigan St.
Troy Bell, So., G, Boston College      	Frank Williams, So., G, Illinois

The fifth-ranked Wildcats (23-7 overall, 15-3 Pac-10) are next in action on Friday, March 16, vs. Eastern Illinois in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional in Kansas City, Mo. Arizona is making its 17th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

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