Diogu Earns First-Team All-Freshman Honors From Basketball Times

March 25, 2003

Arizona State men's basketball freshman Ike Diogu has earned Basketball Times First-Team All-Freshman honors, the magazine announced Tuesday. Only Carmelo Anthony of Syracuse and Diogu were first-team freshman selections who led their teams to the NCAA Tournament.

Diogu, the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and the only freshman named to the All-Pac-10 team, averaged 19.9 points and 9.6 rebounds in his final 14 games to lead ASU to a fourth-place finish in the Pac-10 and its first 20-win season since 1995. He posted 12 20-point games on the year and was one of just three Pac-10 players to post double-digits in every game on the year. His 19.0 points per game mark on the season is the third-best by a freshman in Pac-10 history.

Diogu also earned All-Rockies selection, as he was the only freshman on the five-man team.

ASU advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished 20-12.

Basketball Times Awards

All-Freshman (First Team)

Carmelo Anthony, 6-8, Syracuse (22.7, 10.0)

Chris Bosh, 6-10, Georgia Tech (15.8, 8.9)

Ike Diogu, 6-8, Arizona State (19.0, 7.8)

Daniel Horton, 6-3, Michigan (15.7, 4.5)

Craig Smith, 6-7, Boston College (19.8, 7.9)

All-Freshman (Second Team)

Dee Brown, 5-11, Illinois (12.4, 4.7 apg)

Keydren Clark, 5-8, St. Peter's (24.9)

Raymond Felton, 6-1, North Carolina (12.5, 6.2 apg)

J.J. Redick, 6-4, Duke (14.7)

Bracey Wright, 6-3, Indiana (17.1)


Marcus Banks, 6-2, Sr., UNLV (20.5, 5.5 apg)

Ike Diogu, 6-8, Fr., Arizona State (19.0, 7.8)

Jason Gardner, 5-10, Sr., Arizona (14.7, 5.0 apg)

James Moore, 6-7, Jr., New Mexico State (18.8, 6.5)

Uche Nsonwu-Amadi, 6-10, Sr., Wyoming (13.8, 9.7)

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