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Adams and Williams Earn Postseason Honors
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/07/2006
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Adams named all-region by USBWA; Williams a collegeinsider.com freshman All-American

 

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- University of Arizona men’s basketball players Hassan Adams and Marcus Williams each were honored with postseason accolades on Tuesday.

 

Adams was named to the United States Basketball Writers Association all-District IX team, while Williams was freshman All-America selection by collegeinsider.com.

 

Adams, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior guard from Los Angeles, Calif., was one of 11 players selected to the District IX team after averaging 17.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists through 29 games.  He shoots 47.0 percent from the field (215-of-457) and leads all Pac-10 players with an average of 2.7 steals per game.  Adams has scored in double figures 25 times In 2005-06, including 12 games with 20 or more points.  He received first-team all-Pac-10 honors yesterday.

 

Williams, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound freshman forward from Seattle, Wash., was one of 25 student-athletes named to the collegeinsider.com freshman All-America team after a debut season that saw him average 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.  A starter in 21 of 29 appearances, Williams shot 47.9 percent (138-of-288) from the field and a team-leading 44.4 percent (24-of-54) from three-point range.  He led all Pac-10 freshmen with his 12.4 ppg average and upped his per-game averages to 13.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in conference play.  He earned Pac-10 all-Freshman kudos yesterday.

 

Arizona (18-11, 11-7 Pac-10) will next be in action on Thursday, March 9, at the 2006 Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament in Los Angeles.  The Wildcats open play in the quarterfinals against Stanford.  Tip-off is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. PST and can be seen nationally on Fox Sports Net.

 

Player of the Year
Adam Morrison, Gonzaga F 6-8 205 Jr. Spokane, Wash.
All-District Team
Arron Afflalo, UCLA G 6-5 210 So. Compton, Calif.
Hassan Adams, Arizona G 6-4 220 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.
J.P. Batista, Gonzaga C/F 6-9 269 Sr. Olinda, Brazil
Jordan Farmar, UCLA G 6-2 180 So. Los Angeles, Calif.
Matt Haryasz, Stanford F 6-11 230 Sr. Page, Ariz.
Brandon Heath, San Diego State G 6-4 198 Jr. Los Angeles, Calif.
Leon Powe, California F 6-8 240 So. Oakland, Calif.
Brandon Roy, Washington G 6-6 210 Sr. Seattle, Wash.
Marcus Slaughter, San Diego State F 6-9 220 Jr. Riverside, Calif.
Nick Young, USC G/F 6-6 195 So. Los Angeles, Calif.
Coach of the Year
Ben Howland, UCLA

 

collegeinsider.com FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM
 
 

Josh Alexander G 6-4 Stephen F. Austin
Mario Chalmers G 6-1 Kansas
Wilson Chandler F 6-7 DePaul
Jeremy Chappell G 6-3 Robert Morris
Devan Downey G 5-10 Cincinnati
Bobby Frasor G 6-3 North Carolina
Jamont Gordon G 6-4 Mississippi State
Tyler Hansbrough F/C 6-9 North Carolina
Jason Holsinger G 5-11 Evansville
J.R. Inman F 6-9 Rutgers
Juwann James F 6-6 James Madison
Curtis Jerrells G 6-1 Baylor
Brandon Johnson G 6-0 San Diego
Tommie Liddell G 6-4 Saint Louis
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute F 6-7 UCLA
Tasmin Mitchell F 6-7 LSU
Tyrese Rice G 6-0 Boston College
Brandon Rush F 6-1 Kansas
Diamon Simpson F 6-7 St. Mary's
Rodney Stuckey G 6-4 Eastern Washington
Tyrus Thomas F 6-7 LSU
Mike Trimboli G 6-1 Vermont
A.D. Vassallo F 6-6 Virginia Tech
Marcus Williams F 6-7 Arizona
Shawne Williams G/F 6-9 Memphis

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