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Marcus Williams Named to Wooden Award Midseason All-America Team
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/31/2007
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One of 30 players in contention for player-of-the-year honors

 

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- University of Arizona men’s basketball player Marcus Williams was named to the 2006-07 John R. Wooden Award Midseason All-America team, it was announced Tuesday by the award’s selection committee.

 

The Wildcat sophomore is included among a list of 30 student-athletes who are under consideration for the 2007 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to college basketball’s player of the year.

 

Williams, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound sophomore forward from Seattle, Wash., is averaging 17.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 19 games this season.  He is shooting a team-leading 52.4 percent (133-of-254) from the field and also leads the Wildcats with 15 blocked shots.  He’s scored in double figures 15 times this season, including nine 20-point games.  Williams was named the national player of the week by ESPN.com on Jan. 2.

 

Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award is one of the most prestigious honors in college basketball.  It is bestowed upon the nation’s best player at an institution of higher education who has proven to his university that he is making progress toward graduation and maintaining a cumulative 2.0 GPA.

 

The 10-player John R. Wooden Award All-America team will be announced on Tuesday, March 27.  The 2007 Award ceremony, which will include the presentation of the Men’s and Women’s Wooden Award, the Wooden Award All-American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award, will be held at The Los Angeles Athletic Club on April 7, 2007 and will be broadcast live on CBS-TV.

Wooden Award Midseason

All-American Team ?- Top 30 Candidates

(Players listed alphabetically. * Indicates player was a 2005-2006 All-American)

Aaron

Afflalo

6’5”

Jr.

G

UCLA

Morris

Almond

6’6”

Sr.

G

Rice

Mario

Boggan

6’7”

Sr.

F/C

Oklahoma State

Corey

Brewer

6’9”

Jr.

F

Florida

Aaron

Brooks

6'0"

Sr.

G

Oregon

Glen

Davis*

6’9”

Jr.

F

LSU

Jared

Dudley

6’7”

Sr.

F

Boston College

Kevin

Durant

6’9”

Fr.

G/F

Texas

Nick

Fazekas

6’11”

Sr.

F

Nevada

A.J.

Graves

6’1”

Jr.

G

Butler

Aaron

Gray

7’0”

Sr.

C

Pittsburgh

Taurean

Green

6’0”

Jr.

G

Florida

Tyler

Hansbrough

6’9”

So.

F

North Carolina

Jarrius

Jackson

6’2”

Sr.

G

Texas Tech

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