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Hassan Adams Included on Wooden Award Midseason All-America Team
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 02, 2006
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            One of 30 players in contention for player-of-the-year honors


TUCSON, Ariz. ?- University of Arizona men’s basketball player Hassan Adams was named to the 2005-06 John R. Wooden Award Midseseason All-America team, it was announced recently by the award’s selection committee.


The Wildcat senior is included among a list of 30 student-athletes who are under consideration for the 2006 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to college basketball’s player of the year.


Adams, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior guard from Los Angeles, is averaging 19.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 steals in 20 games this season.  Adams is also averaging 2.6 assists per game while shooting 48.0 percent (164-of-342) from the field.  He’s scored in double figures 20 times this season, including 11 20-point games.  Adams has twice earned Pac-10 Player-of-the-Week honors in 2005-06.


Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award is one of the most prestigious honors in college basketball.  It is bestowed upon the nation’s best player at an institution of higher education who has proven to his university that he is making progress toward graduation and maintaining a cumulative 2.0 GPA.


The 10-player John R. Wooden Award All-America team will be announced on Tuesday, March 28.  The 2006 Award ceremony, which will include the presentation of the Men’s and Women’s Wooden Award, the Wooden Award All-American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award, will be held at The Los Angeles Athletic Club on April 8, 2006 and will be broadcast live on CBS-TV.


John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 30 Candidates


Top Candidate Height Year Position School
Hassan Adams 6'4" Sr. Guard Arizona
Maurice Ager 6'5" Sr. Guard Michigan State
LaMarcus Aldridge 6'10" So. Forward Texas
Dee Brown* 5'11" Sr. Guard Illinois
Rodney Carney 6'7" Sr. Forward Memphis
Paul Davis 6'11' Sr. Center Michigan State
Taquan Dean 6'3" Sr. Guard Louisville
Jordan Farmar 6'2" So. Guard UCLA
Nick Fazekas 6'11" Jr. Forward Nevada
Randy Foye 6'4" Sr. Guard Villanova
Mike Gansey 6'4" Sr. Forward West Virginia
Thomas Gardner 6'5" Jr. Guard Missouri
Rudy Gay 6'9" So. Forward Connecticut
Justin Gray 6'2" Sr. Guard Wake Forest
Taurean Green 6'0" So. Guard Florida
Marco Killingsworth 6'8" Sr. Forward Indiana
Carl Krauser 6'2" Jr. Guard Pittsburgh
Paul Millsap 6'8" Jr. Forward Louisiana Tech
Gerry McNamara 6'2" Sr. Guard Syracuse
Adam Morrison 6'8" Jr. Forward Gonzaga
Steve Novak 6'10" Sr. Forward Marquette
Kevin Pittsnogle 6'11" Sr. Center West Virginia
Allan Ray 6'2" Sr. Guard Villanova
J.J. Redick* 6'4" Sr. Guard Duke
Rajon Rondo 6'1" So. Guard Kentucky
Brandon Roy 6'6" Sr. Guard Washington
Craig Smith 6'7" Sr. Forward Boston College
Alando Tucker 6'5" Jr. Forward Wisconsin
P.J. Tucker 6'5" Jr. Forward Texas
Shelden Williams 6'9" Sr. Forward Duke

* Indicates player was a 2004-2005 John R. Wooden Award All-American.

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