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.