March 19, 2007
Eastern Washington University sophomore Rodney Stuckey earned his way on a select list of college basketball players when he was selected to the 2007 Collegeinsider.com All-America team that was announced on Monday (March 19).
The 16-person squad includes NCAA Division I standouts such as Arron Afflalo, Kevin Durant, Nick Fazekas, Tyler Hansbrough, Joakim Noah and Greg Oden. It's the highest All-America honor an Eastern player has ever won at the NCAA Division I level, with honorable mention All-America honors being won by Stuckey last season and Alvin Snow in 2004.
"We're extremely proud of Rodney and thankful to Collegeinsider.com for recognizing Rodney in this fashion," said Eastern head coach Mike Burns. "To be mentioned with so many great players is a phenomenal honor and is one we believe Rodney is deserving of."
Stuckey, a 2004 graduate of Kentwood High School in Kent, Wash., led Eastern to 30 victories in the past two seasons. He is ranked seventh in NCAA Division I in scoring (through games of March 18) with an average of 24.6 points per game after averaging 24.2 as a freshman. He has broken 10 school records and has a current career total of 1,438 points.
Last season, Collegeinsider.com voted Stuckey as its National Freshman of the Year and this year named him its pick as Big Sky Conference Player of the Year. Earlier this season, Stuckey was selected to the All-District 9 squad by the United States Basketball Writers Association and earned All-District 13 honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Collegehoops.net named him as a first team Mid-Major All-America selection.
In addition, Stuckey was a unanimous selection on the All-Big Sky Conference team. And, with a 3.34 accumulative grade point average, he was selected as a third team selection on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team after earning All-District VIII honors earlier.
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2007 COLLEGEINSIDER.COM ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Arron Afflalo - G - 6-5 - Jr. - UCLA
Morris Almond - G/F - 6-6 - Sr. - Rice
Corey Brewer - F - 6-9 - Jr. - Florida
Jared Dudley - F - 6-7 - Sr. - Boston College
Kevin Durant - G/F - 6-9 - Fr. - Texas
Nick Fazekas - F/C - 6-11 - Sr. - Nevada
Jeff Green - F - 6-9 - Jr. - Georgetown
Tyler Hansbrough - F/C - 6-9 - So. - North Carolina
Al Horford - F/C - 6-10 - Jr. - Florida
Trey Johnson - G - 6-5 - Sr. - Jackson State
Acie Law IV - G - 6-3 - Sr. - Texas A&M
Joakim Noah - F/C - 6-11 - Jr. - Florida
Greg Oden - C - 7-1 - Fr. - Ohio State
Sean Singletary - G - 6-0 - Jr. - Virginia
Rodney Stuckey - G - 6-4 - So. - Eastern Washington
Alando Tucker - F - 6-6 - Sr. - Wisconsin