Six Wildcats Earn Pac-10 Men's Basketball Postseason Honors
March 8, 2004
TUCSON, Ariz. - Six University of Arizona men's basketball players were recognized by the Pacific-10 Conference Monday, as the league released its 2004 postseason honors based on voting done by its head coaches.
Channing Frye and Andre Iguodala garnered first team all-conference honors, while Mustafa Shakur was named to the league's all-Freshman team. Fellow Wildcats Hassan Adams and Salim Stoudamire were honorable mention all-conference picks and Ivan Radenovic was an honorable mention all-freshman selection.
Frye, a 6-foot-11, 248-pound center from Phoenix, Ariz., is averaging 15.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and a Pacific-10 Conference-leading 2.1 blocked shots per game through 27 games this season. The junior has connected on 54.6 percent (172-of-315) of his field goal attempts and has five double-doubles in 2003-04.
Iguodala, a 6-foot-6, 207-pound forward from Springfield, Ill., is averaging 12.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. The sophomore is the only player in the Pac-10 to be ranked among the league leaders in points, rebounds, assists, steals and assist:turnover ratio. He has 10 double-doubles to his credit, including three triple-doubles. Iguodala and California's Jason Kidd are the only players in league history to register three or more triple-doubles in a single season.
Shakur, a 6-foot-3, 178-pound guard from Philadelphia, Pa., is averaging 9.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game to date. He ranks 10th in the league with a 51.6 field goal percentage (96-of-186) and has passed out five or more assists in 16 of 27 games in 2003-04, including a career-high 11 on March 7 vs. Arizona State.
Adams, a 6-foot-4, 201-pound guard from Los Angeles, Calif., is averaging 16.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists. He ranks seventh in the league with a 53.8 (178-of-331) field goal percentage and fourth with a 1.6 blocked shots per game average. Adams leads the Wildcats with 24 double-figure scoring games in 2003-04, including a career-high 30 points on Dec. 9 vs. Texas.
Stoudamire, a 6-foot-1, 177-pound guard from Portland, Ore., is averaging 17.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 26 games this season. The Pac-10's fourth-leading scorer in conference play (19.0 ppg), Stoudamire is shooting 51.7 percent (107-of-207) from the floor in league play. In addition to a career-high 37 points on Feb. 19 at Oregon, Stoudamire has set new career highs in both three-point field goals (76) and assists (76) this season.
Radenovic, a 6-foot-10, 218-pound forward from Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro, is averaging 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 20 games this season. Since joining the team on Dec. 20, Radenovic has scored in double figures five times, including a 17-point effort in his collegiate debut vs. Liberty, the third-highest freshman debut in the Lute Olson era.
No. 21 Arizona (19-8, 11-7 Pac-10) opens play in the 2004 Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament on Thursday, March 11. The Wildcats take on USC at approximately 8:45 p.m. PST. The game can be seen nationally on Fox Sports Net.
Name School Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. HometownJosh Childress Stanford G/F Jr. 6-8 205 Los Angeles, Calif.Ike Diogu Arizona State F/C So. 6-8 250 Garland, TexasDesmon Farmer USC G Sr. 6-5 220 Flint, Mich.Channing Frye Arizona C Jr. 6-11 248 Phoenix, Ariz.Chris Hernandez Stanford G So. 6-2 190 Fresno, Calif.Andre Iguodala Arizona F So. 6-6 207 Springfield, Ill.Luke Jackson Oregon F Sr. 6-7 215 Creswell, Ore.David Lucas Oregon State F Jr. 6-7 230 Tigard, Ore.Leon Powe California F Fr. 6-8 245 Oakland, Calif.Nate Robinson Washington G So. 5-9 170 Seattle, Wash.
Honorable Mention: Hassan Adams (Arizona, So., G), Ian Crosswhite (Oregon, So., F), T.J. Cummings (UCLA, Sr., F). Justin Davis (Stanford, Sr., F), Thomas Kelati (Washington State, Jr., G), Matt Lottich (Stanford, Sr., G), Marcus Moore (Washington State, Sr., G), Brandon Roy (Washington, So., G), Salim Stoudamire (Arizona, Jr., G), Dijon Thompson (UCLA, Jr., F).
Pacific-10 Conference All-Freshman
Name School Pos. Ht. Wt. HometownTrevor Ariza UCLA F 6-7 194 Los Angeles, Calif.Aaron Brooks Oregon G 6-0 160 Seattle, Wash.Marquise Kately California G/F 6-5 220 San Francisco, Calif.Leon Powe California F 6-8 245 Oakland, Calif.Mustafa Shakur Arizona G 6-3 178 Philadelphia, Pa.Lodrick Stewart USC G 6-4 210 Seattle, Wash.
Honorable Mention: Kyle Jeffers (Oregon State, F), Kevin Kruger (Arizona State, G), Mitch Platt (Oregon, C), Ivan Radenovic (Arizona, F), Ayinde Ubaka (California, G).
Player of the Year: Josh Childress, Stanford
Newcomer of the Year: Jeff McMillan, USC
Freshman of the Year: Leon Powe, California
Coach of the Year: Mike Montgomery, Stanford