March 8, 2006
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Gonzaga University junior forward Adam Morrison has been selected by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to the 2006 All-America first team.
He is joined on the first team by Randy Foye, Villanova; J.J. Redick, Duke; Brandon Roy, Washington, and Shelden Williams, Duke.
Morrison, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, is the nation's leading scorer (28.6) and has led Gonzaga to a perfect 14-0 conference mark and a conference tournament title. He has topped 30 points 13 times this season to along with five 40-point performances.
Morrison is the third Bulldog honored by the USBWA, joining Dan Dickau as a first-team selection in 2002 and Blake Stepp as a second-team pick in 2004.
Foye, an All-Big East selection, is second in the league in scoring (20.2) and ninth all-time at Villanova. He has led the Wildcats to a 24-3 record as they head to the Big East tournament. Foye has recorded 17 games this season with 20 or more points.
Redick, now a two-time USBWA All-American, was a unanimous All-ACC selection. To go with 27.8 points per game this season, he is the NCAA's all-time leader in three-point field goals and free-throw percentage. Redick has 12 30-point games this season and is now the all-time leader in scoring in the ACC.
Roy, the Pac-10 Player of the Year, has led Washington to a 24-5 record headed into the Pac-10 tournament. He is second in the league in scoring (19.6), fourth in assists (4.1) and 11th in rebounds (5.8). He is the first Washington player to be named to the USBWA team.
Williams is another unanimous All-ACC choice. He has scored over 1,800 points in his career and is the second all-time leading rebounder at Duke. This season, he has recorded 16 double-doubles headed into the ACC tournament.
Selected to the second team are Dee Brown, Illinois; Rodney Carney, Memphis; Rudy Gay, Connecticut; Leon Powe, California; and P.J. Tucker, Texas. Brown was a first-team selection a year ago.
2005-06 USBWA MEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM
First Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. HometownRandy Foye, Villanova G 6-4 205 Sr. Newark, N.J.Adam Morrison, Gonzaga F 6-8 205 Jr. Spokane, Wash.J.J. Redick, Duke G 6-4 190 Sr. Roanoke, Va.Brandon Roy, Washington G 6-6 210 Sr. Seattle, Wash.Shelden Williams, Duke F 6-9 250 Sr. Forest Park, Okla.
Second Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. HometownDee Brown, Illinois G 6-0 185 Sr. Maywood, Ill.Rodney Carney, Memphis F 6-7 205 Sr. Indianapolis, Ind.Rudy Gay, Connecticut F 6-9 220 So. Baltimore, Md.Leon Powe, California F 6-8 240 So. Oakland, Calif.P.J. Tucker, Texas F 6-5 225 Jr. Raleigh, N.C.