Jason Gardner Named All-America

March 4, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona junior men's basketball player Jason Gardner was a third team All-America selection in voting released Monday by the National Association of Basketball Caoches.

Gardner, a 5-foot-10, 181-pound guard from Indianapolis, Ind., is averaging 20.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists through 28 games this season. He averages 38.0 minutes per game, and shoots 42.7 percent from the field, including 39.7 percent from three-point range. Gardner has scored in double figures in 26 of 28 games and had collected at least five assists in a game 17 times in 2001-02.

A 2001-02 Arizona tri-captain, Gardner has 14 20-point and four 30-point games to his credit this year, including a career-best 34 on two occasions. He has earned Pacific-10 Conference Player-of-the-Week, Fiesta Bowl Classic and Coaches vs. Cancer IKON Classic Most-Valuable-Player honors for his efforts this season.

Gardner and the 15th-ranked Wildcats (19-9 overall, 12-6 Pac-10) are next in action on Thursday, March 7, against Arizona State in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. PST and can be seen on Fox Sports Net.

2002 NABC/Pontiac Division I All-America Teams

First Team
Jason Williams, Duke
Drew Gooden, Kansas
Mike Dunleavy, Duke
Juan Dixon, Maryland
Steve Logan, Cincinnati

Second Team
Dan Dickau, Gonzaga
Jared Jeffries, Indiana
Casey Jacobsen, Stanford
Tayshaun Prince, Kentucky
Udonis Haslem, Florida

Third Team
Jason Gardner, Arizona

Carlos Boozer, Duke
Sam Clancy, USC
Kirk Hinrich, Kansas
David West, Xavier

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