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)