Ike Diogu Named Wooden Award Preseason Candidate

Aug. 13, 2004

Junior men's basketball player Ike Diogu has been named a Top 50 Wooden Award candidate. Diogu, a 2003-2004 Associated Press Preseason All-American, led the Pac-10 in scoring last year and has scored in double digits in all 59 games of his career, the best active streak in the nation.A national poll was conducted by the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Committee to determine the Top 50 Preseason Candidates for the 2004-2005 Wooden Award All-American Team. The top 50 candidates have been selected based on last year's individual performance and team records. The student-athletes selected are all returning players. Incoming freshman and transfer students are not included. These athletes and other players who excel throughout the season will be eligible for the Midseason Top 30 list and the National Ballot.In mid January, the Wooden Award committee will release the Midseason Top 30 on CBS Sports. On Tuesday, March 29, 2005, the ten player Wooden Award All-American Team will be announced. One member of the Wooden Award All-American Team will be selected on Saturday April 9, 2005 as the recipient of the Wooden Award Trophy as the nation's 'Most Outstanding Collegiate Basketball Player of the Year.' The event will be televised live from The Los Angeles Athletic Club on CBS Sports. For more information please visit WoodenAward.com.

Top Candidate Height Year Position SchoolSean Banks 6'8' So. Forward MemphisAndrew Bogut 7'0' So. Forward/Center UtahKevin Bookout 6'8' Jr. Forward OklahomaDee Brown 5'11'  Jr. Guard IllinoisTaylor Coppenrath 6'9'  Sr. Forward VermontPaul Davis 6'11'  Jr. Center Michigan StateTravis Diener 6'1'  Sr. Guard MarquetteIke Diogu 6'8'  Jr. Foward Arizona StateB.J. Elder 6'4'  Sr. Guard/Foward Georgia TechRaymond Felton 6'0' Jr. Guard North CarolinaTorin Francis 6'10' Jr. Forward/Center Notre DameChanning  Frye 6'10' Sr. Forward ArizonaFrancisco Garcia 6'10' Jr. Forward LouisvilleJohn Gilchrist 6'3' Jr. Guard MarylandRyan Gomes * 6'8' Sr. Forward ProvidenceJoey Graham 6'7' Sr. Forward Oklahoma StateJustin Gray 6'2' Jr. Guard Wake ForestChuck Hayes 6'6' Sr. Forward KentuckyChris Hernandez 6'2' Jr. Guard StanfordJulius Hodge 6'6' Sr. Guard North Carolina StateDaniel Horton 6'3' Jr. Guard MichiganJarrett Jack 6'3' Jr. Guard Georgia TechCarl Krauser 6'2' Jr. Guard PittsburghKeith Langford 6'4' Sr. Forward KansasDavid Lee 6'8' Sr. Forward FloridaJohn Lucas III 5'11' Sr. Guard Oklahoma StateSean May 6'9' Jr. Forward/Center North CarolinaJason Maxiell 6'7' Sr. Forward CincinnatiRashad McCants 6'3' Jr. Forward North CarolinaGerry McNamara 6'2' Jr. Guard SyracuseChris Paul 6'0' So. Guard Wake ForestLeon Powe 6'8' So. Forward CaliforniaJ.J. Redick 6'4' Jr. Guard DukeAnthony Roberson 6'1' Jr. Guard FloridaLawrence Roberts * 6'9'  Sr. Forward Mississippi StateNate Robinson 5'9'  Jr. Guard WashingtonLuke Schenscher 7'1' Sr. Center Georgia TechWayne Simien 6'8'  Sr.  Forward KansasCraig Smith 6'7' Jr. Forward Boston CollegeSalim Stoudamire 6'1' Sr. Guard ArizonaChris Thomas 6'1'  Sr. Guard Notre DameP.J. Tucker 6'5'  So. Forward TexasRonny Turiaf 6'10'  Sr. Forward GonzagaCharlie Villanueva 6'11' So. Forward ConnecticutHakim Warrick 6'9'  Sr. Forward SyracuseDeron Williams 6'3'  Jr. Guard IllinoisShelden Williams  6'9' Jr. Forward DukeKennedy Winston 6'7'  Jr. Forward AlabamaCurtis Withers 6'8'  Jr. Forward CharlotteBracey Wright 6'3'  Jr. Guard Indiana* Indicates player was a 2003-2004 John R. Wooden Award All-American.
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