Jerome Randle and Patrick Christopher Earn All-District Honors
March 10, 2009
BERKELEY - California junior guards Patrick Christopher and Jerome Randle have been selected to the All-District IX team by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association today. Both Randle and Christopher were selected to the All-Pac-10 first team yesterday.
Among the players' accomplishments this season, they each scored the 1,000th point of their collegiate careers in the same game on Feb. 5 vs. Washington. Randle currently ranks 25th on the all-time scoring list with 1,152 points and Christopher is 27th with 1,028 points.
On March 5, Randle scored a career-best 31 points at Arizona and drilled eight three-pointers, which was one away from the school record for the most in a game. He has 15 20-point efforts on the season and is tied for first in the conference in assists, averaging 5.0 per game. He leads the team in scoring with 18.4 ppg, third best in the conference.
Christopher began the Pac-10 season with four consecutive 20-point games. Towards the end of the regular season, he notched a career high of 29 points against USC on Feb. 26. He is second on the team in scoring averaging 14.6 ppg and is second on the team in steals with 24.
The USBWA district team is comprised of players from California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Hawaii and Alaska, and Randle and Christopher are two of 10 players to earn the honor. The USBWA selects teams in nine districts across the country and they are determined by a vote of the membership.
Joining Randle and Christopher on the USBWA All-District IX squad are James Harden (Arizona State), John Bryant (Santa Clara), Jon Brockman (Washington), Darren Collison (UCLA), Matt Bouldin (Gonzaga), Jordan Hill (Arizona), Patty Mills (St. Mary's), Chase Budinger (Arizona).