Love Named Sporting News All-American, USBWA Player of the Year

March 11, 2008

ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) released today its 2007-08 Men's All-District Teams, based on voting from its national membership. There are nine regions from coast to coast and a player and coach of the year were selected in each.

Kevin Love was named the USBWA District IX Player of the Year as well as being named to the All-District team. Joining Love on the All-District team was junior Darren Collison.

District IX is comprised of California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Hawaii and Alaska.

Joining the two Bruins on the All-District IX team were eight other players from the Pac-10 Conference. The eight members are: Jerryd Bayless (Arizona), James Harden (Arizona State), Ryan Anderson (California), Maarty Leunen (Oregon), Brook Lopez (Stanford), O.J. Mayo (USC), Jon Brockman (Washington) and Kyle Weaver (Washington State).

Arizona State's Herb Sendek was named USBWA District IX Coach of the Year.

Additionally, Love was named as a first team All-American and to the All-Freshman team by the Sporting News today.

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