Diogu Earns Freshman Of The Year And All-Pac-10 Honors
March 10, 2003
In a vote of the 10 Conference coaches, Oregon junior guard Luke Ridnour has been named the 2002-03 Pacific-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Year, Arizona State forward Ike Diogu has been named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, and Mike Montgomery of Stanford and Lute Olson of Arizona are the Pac-10 Co-Coaches of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Diogu also became the ninth freshman to earn All-Pac-10 honors since the formation of the 10-team league in 1978-79. He ranks third in the league in scoring (18.8 ppg) and fifth in rebounds (7.6 rpg), while he's second in the league in field goal percentage (.609). His scoring average ranks third all-time among Pac-10 freshman, trailing only California's Shareef Abdur-Rahim (21.2 ppg) and USC's Harold Miner (20.6 ppg). Seniors Curtis Millage and Tommy Smith both earned honorable mention honors.
Name School Pos Yr Ht Wt Hometown (Last School)Julius Barnes STAN G Sr. 6-1 180 Rowland Heights, Calif. (Rowland HS)Ike Diogu ASU C Fr. 6-8 250 Garland, Texas (Garland HS)Jason Gardner ARIZ G Sr. 5-10 181 Indianapolis, Ind. (North Central HS)Luke Jackson ORE F Jr. 6-7 210 Creswell, Ore (Creswell HS)Jason Kapono UCLA F Sr. 6-8 215 Lakewood, Calif. (Artesia HS)Philip Ricci OSU F Sr. 6-7 253 Galt, Calif. (San Joaquin Delta JC)Luke Ridnour ORE G Jr. 6-2 165 Blaine, Wash. (Blaine HS)Joe Shipp CAL F Sr. 6-5 220 Los Angeles, Calif. (Fairfax HS)Amit Tamir CAL F So. 6-11 260 Jerusalem, Israel (Ort HS)Luke Walton ARIZ F Sr. 6-8 241 San Diego, Calif. (University HS)
Name School Pos Ht Wt Hometown (High School)Hassan Adams ARIZ G/F 6-4 201 Los Angeles, Calif. (Westchester HS)Ike Diogu ASU C 6-8 250 Garland, Texas (Garland HS)Andre Igoudala ARIZ F 6-6 200 Springfield, Ill. (Lamphier HS)Richard Midgley CAL G 6-1 200 Burgess Hill, England (Modesto Christian, Calif. HS)Nate Robinson WASH G 5-9 170 Seattle, Wash. (Rainer Beach HS)
ALL-TIME PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL HONORS BY SUN DEVILS
SEASON2002-03--Ike Diogu, Freshman of the Year1999-00--Eddie House, Player of the Year1990-91--Jamal Faulkner, Freshman of the Year1979-80--Byron Scott, Freshman of the Year1979-80--Ned Wulk, Coach of the Year
All-Pac-10 Freshman Selections (1978-79 to present)
1985-86Todd Lichti, Stanford
1989-90Brian Hendrick, CaliforniaHarold Miner, USC
1992-93Jason Kidd, California
1995-96Shareef Abdur-Rahim, California
1999-00Jason Gardner, ArizonaCasey Jacobsen, StanfordJason Kapono, UCLA
2002-03Ike Diogu, Arizona State