Oct. 21, 2008
TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's basketball player Chase Budinger was named a preseason All-American by collegehoops.net.
Budinger, a 6-foot-7, 218-pound junior forward from Encinitas, Calif., was a third-team selection by the college basketball website. He was one of three Pac-10 players to be included on CHN's four preseason All-America teams.
Budinger averaged 17.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game in 2007-08 as a sophomore, while leading the team with 73 three-point field goals. He scored in double figures 29 times last year, and shot .446 percent from the field and .380 percent from three-point range. Budinger averaged 34.3 minutes per game last season.
A starter in each of his 65 games during his two year career, Budinger is just the sixth player in Arizona history to score 1,000 career points in two seasons. He is averaging 16.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists for his career.
Budinger and the Wildcats open the 2008-09 campaign with the Red-Blue Game on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. PDT.
CollegeHoops.net All-America First Team Darren Collison UCLA SR G Stephen Curry Davidson JR G Tyler Hansbrough North Carolina SR F Luke Harangody Notre Dame SR F Blake Griffin Oklahoma SO F
CollegeHoops.net All-America Second Team Ty Lawson North Carolina JR G AJ Price Connecticut SR G James Harden Arizona State SO G Tyler Smith Tennessee JR F Patrick Patterson Kentucky SO F
CollegeHoops.net All-America Third Team Tyrese Rice Boston College SR G Jack McClinton Miami SR G Chase Budinger Arizona JR F Terrence Williams Louisville SR F Hasheem Thabeet Connecticut JR C
CollegeHoops.net All-America Fourth Team Nick Calathes Florida SO G Gerald Henderson Duke JR G Sam Young Pittsburgh SR F Damion James Texas JR F Kyle Singler Duke SO F