Sophomore earns regional kudos
TUCSON, Ariz. ?- University of Arizona men’s basketball player Marcus Williams was named to the 2007 United States Basketball Writers Association all-District 9 team, the organization announced Tuesday.
Williams was one of 10 players named to the District 9 squad, which was voted on by USBWA members in California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona and Alaska.
Williams, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound sophomore forward from Seattle, Wash., was one of six Pac-10 players selected to the team after averaging 16.9 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists through 28 games. He shoots 50.7 percent from the field (186-of-367) and averages of 1.1 steals per game. Williams has scored in double figures 24 times in 2006-07, including a team-leading 11 games with 20 or more points. Williams was named all-Pac-10 Conference yesterday.
Arizona (20-9, 11-7 Pac-10) will next be in action on Thursday, March 8, in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament in Los Angeles against Oregon. The game is scheduled to tip off at 12:20 p.m. PST and can be seen nationally on Fox Sports Net.
2007 USBWA All-District 9 Team
Arron Afflalo, UCLA
Aaron Brooks, Oregon
Bobby Brown, Cal State Fullerton
Darren Collison, UCLA
Sean Denison, Santa Clara
Brandon Heath, San Diego State
Derrick Low, Washington State
Rodney Stuckey, Eastern Washington
Marcus Williams, Arizona
Nick Young, USC
District 9 Player of the Year: Arron Afflalo, UCLA
District 9 Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett, Washington State