Budinger Named Preseason All-America
Oct. 21, 2008
TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's basketball player Chase Budinger was named a preseason All-American by collegehoops.net.
Budinger, a 6-foot-7, 218-pound junior forward from Encinitas, Calif., was a third-team selection by the college basketball website. He was one of three Pac-10 players to be included on CHN's four preseason All-America teams.
Budinger averaged 17.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game in 2007-08 as a sophomore, while leading the team with 73 three-point field goals. He scored in double figures 29 times last year, and shot .446 percent from the field and .380 percent from three-point range. Budinger averaged 34.3 minutes per game last season.
A starter in each of his 65 games during his two year career, Budinger is just the sixth player in Arizona history to score 1,000 career points in two seasons. He is averaging 16.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists for his career.
Budinger and the Wildcats open the 2008-09 campaign with the Red-Blue Game on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. PDT.
CollegeHoops.net All-America First TeamDarren Collison UCLA SR GStephen Curry Davidson JR GTyler Hansbrough North Carolina SR FLuke Harangody Notre Dame SR FBlake Griffin Oklahoma SO F
CollegeHoops.net All-America Second TeamTy Lawson North Carolina JR GAJ Price Connecticut SR GJames Harden Arizona State SO GTyler Smith Tennessee JR FPatrick Patterson Kentucky SO F
CollegeHoops.net All-America Third TeamTyrese Rice Boston College SR GJack McClinton Miami SR GChase Budinger Arizona JR F Terrence Williams Louisville SR FHasheem Thabeet Connecticut JR C
CollegeHoops.net All-America Fourth Team Nick Calathes Florida SO GGerald Henderson Duke JR GSam Young Pittsburgh SR FDamion James Texas JR FKyle Singler Duke SO F