Senior guard picks up his fourth All-America accolade this season
TUCSON, Ariz. ?- University of Arizona men’s basketball player Salim Stoudamire earned All-America honors from the John R. Wooden Award, it was announced earlier this week.
Stoudamire was one of 10 players named to the Wooden Award All-America list, which included Utah’s Andrew Bogut, Illinois’ Dee Brown and Deron Williams, Louisville’s Francisco Garcia, North Carolina’s Sean May, Wake Forest’s Chris Paul, Duke’s J.J. Redick, Kansas’ Wayne Simien, and Syracuse’s Hakim Warrick.
Stoudamire, a 6-foot-1, 179-pound senior guard from Portland, Ore., earned All-America honors for the fourth time in his career by leading Arizona in scoring (18.4 ppg), free throw percentage (.910), three-point field goal percentage (.504), and three point field goals made (3.33 per game). He is also second on the team in field goal percentage, hitting 50.4 percent of his shots. Stoudamire finished in double figures 30 times in 2004-05, including 16 games with 20 or more points. He ranks fourth on the Arizona career points scored list with 1,960. He was also a second team All-America selection by the Associated Press and United States Basketball Writers Association as well in 2004-05.
Stoudamire is Arizona's ninth Wooden Award All-American since 1989 and the third in the last four seasons.
No. 9 Arizona (30-7, 15-3 Pac-10) closed the season in the NCAA Chicago Regional final. It was the Wildcats’ 21st consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Andrew Bogut, 7-0, So., F/C, Utah
Dee Brown, 6-0, Jr., G, Illinois
Francisco Garcia, 6-7, Jr., F, Louisville
Sean May, 6-9, Jr., F/C, North Carolina
Chris Paul, 6-0, So., G, Wake Forest
J.J. Redick, 6-4, Jr., G, Duke
Wayne Simien, 6-9, Sr., F, Kansas
Salim Stoudamire, 6-1, Sr., G, Arizona
Hakim Warrick, 6-8, Sr., F, Syracuse
Deron Williams, 6-3, Jr., G, Illinois