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USBWA_Bayless 3/11/2008
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 11, 2008
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Freshman guard an all-District IX selection


TUCSON , Ariz. ?C ?University of Arizona menˇ?s basketball player Jerryd Bayless was named an all-district performer by the United States Basketball Writers Association, the organization announced Tuesday.


Bayless was one of 10 student-athletes named to the District IX team, which covers the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.


Bayless, a 6-foot-3, 199-pound freshman guard from Phoenix, Ariz., earned the all-district honors after averaging 20.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in 27 appearances. Bayless shoots 46.9 percent (160-of-341) from the field and a team-leading 83.1 percent (172-of-207) from the free throw line. Heˇ?s finished in double figures 24 times this year, including 12 20-point and four 30-point games.??He was also a second team all-Pac-10 selection.


United States ?Basketball Writers Association

2008 all-District IX

Ryan Anderson, California

Jerryd Bayless, Arizona

Jon Brockman, Washington

Darren Collison, UCLA

James Harden, Arizona State

Maarty Leunen, Oregon

Brook Lopez, Stanford

Kevin Love, UCLA

O.J. Mayo, USC

Kyle Weaver, Washington State


Player of the Year: ??Kevin Love, UCLA

Coach of the Year: ??Herb Sendek, Arizona State


Since 1962, Arizona players have earned a total of 42 USBWA all-district accolades.


Arizona (18-13, 8-10 Pac-10) will next be in action on Wednesday, March 12, vs. Oregon State at the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament in Los Angeles. The game will tip-off at 8:30 p.m. PDT and will be televised nationally by Fox Sports Net.

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