Frye, Stoudamire and Adams are all recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches
TUCSON, Ariz. ?- Three University of Arizona men’s basketball players earned all-district honors, it was announced Friday by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Channing Frye, Salim Stoudamire and Hassan Adams were each named to the District 15 squad. Frye and Stoudamire were first team selections, while Adams was a second team pick. By virtue of their all-district honors, the Wildcat trio is now eligible for the NABC All-America team which will be announced at the conclusion of the 2004-05 campaign.
Frye, a 6-foot-11, 248-pound senior center from Phoenix, Ariz., is averaging 14.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots per game this season. He’s connected on 50.3 percent (147-of-292) of his field goal attempts and 83.6 percent (92-of-110) of his free throws. Through 26 games, Frye has five double-doubles to his credit and has scored in double figures in 17 consecutive games. He was a first team NABC all-District 15 selection last season.
Stoudamire, a 6-foot-1, 179-pound senior guard from Portland, Ore., is averaging a team-leading 18.1 points, to go with 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He is shooting 53.1 percent (147-of-277) from the field, including a nation’s best 55.2 percent (80-of-145) from three-point range, and 91.8 percent (78-of-85) from the free throw line. Stoudamire has finished in double figures 21 times in 2004-05, including 12 games with 20 or more points. He was an NABC second team all-District 15 pick last year.
Adams, a 6-foot-4, 212-pound junior guard from Los Angeles, is averaging 12.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He is shooting 47.5 percent (132-of-278) from the field and leads the Pacific-10 conference with an average of 2.15 steals per game. Adams has finished in double figures 20 times in 2004-05. He was a first team NABC all-District 15 selection last season.
Arizona players have earned 14 NABC all-district honors over the last five seasons.
Tenth-ranked Arizona (22-4, 12-2 Pac-10) will next be in action on Sunday, Feb. 20, against Oregon State. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. MST and can be seen nationally on Fox Sports Net.
2005 NABC All-District 15 Teams
First Team Second Team
Ike Diogu Arizona State Jordan Farmar UCLA
Dijon Thompson UCLA Hassan Adams Arizona
Salim Stoudamire Arizona Brandon Gay San Diego
Channing Frye Arizona Brice Vounang San Diego
Glenn McGowan Pepperdine Odartey Blankson UNLV