Kevin Kruger Earns NABC All-District Selection

Feb. 17, 2006

KANSAS CITY, MO. (Feb. 18, 2006) - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the NABC Division I All-District Teams recognizing the country's best men's basketball student-athletes, and Arizona State junior guard Kevin Kruger has been selected to the second team in District 15 (southern California, Nevada and Arizona.

Kruger currently ranks in the Pac-10 statistics in scoring (14.6/tenth), free throw percentage (.809/seventh), steals (1.39/seventh), three-point percentage (.414/fifth), three-pointers made per game (2.83/first), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.46/fifth) and minutes (38.5/first). His 38.5 minutes per game is one of the top marks in the nation.

District 15First TeamJordan Farmar, UCLAAaron Afflalo, UCLAHassan Adams, ArizonaGabe Pruitt, USCNick Young, USC

Second TeamBobby Brown, Cal State FullertonLouis Amundson, UNLVKevin Kruger, Arizona StateMatthew Knight, Loyola MarymountNick Lewis, San Diego

Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across the country. The 150 student-athletes, from 15 districts, are now eligible for the NABC Division I All-American Teams to be announced at the conclusion of the 2005-2006 NCAA men's basketball season.

Kruger joins Ike Diogu as a recent NABC honoree, as Diogu was named a NABC second-team All-American in 2004-05

The National Association of basketball coaches is located in Kansas City Mo., and was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary University of Kansas basketball coach. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently claims nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service, and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership can be found at www.nabc.com.

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