Arizona State's James Harden Named First-Team All-American By United States Basketball Writers Association

March 16, 2009

Arizona State's James Harden has been named to the five-man first-team All-American squad of the United States Basketball Writers Association, the first time a Sun Devil has earned the honor from the organization.

Harden, the 2009 Pac-10 Player of the Year, already has been earned first-team All-American honors by Sporting News, CBSSports.com and FOXSports.com. He is averaging 20.8 points per game, tops in the Pac-10, and has led ASU to back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since 1979-80 and 1980-81. He is averaging 20.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting 50.2 percent from the floor.

According to STATS LLC since 1996-97, only five other players have averaged at least 20 points, five boards and four assists per game while shooting over 50 percent from the field (listed below).

20-5-4-50 PERCENT CLUB (SINCE 1996-1997)
Ricky Minard, 2002-03 Morehead State
Dwyane Wade, 2002-03 Marquette
Brandon Roy, 2005-06 Washington
Reggie Williams, 2006-07 Virginia Military
George Hill, 2007-08 IUPUI

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