March 27, 2007

Stuckey Honored by AP for Second-Straight Year

March 27, 2007

For the second-straight season, Eastern Washington University sophomore Rodney Stuckey has received honorable mention All-America honors by the Associated Press as one of the top 63 players in NCAA Division I.

The AP announced its 2007 All-America Team on Monday (March 26). The team consisted of five first-team players, five second-team players, five third-team players, and 48 honorable mention picks.

Stuckey led the Big Sky in scoring at 24.6 points per game. He was second in assists with 5.52 per game and second in steals with 2.45 per game. On March 19, Stuckey was selected on the 16-person All-America squad selected by Collegeinsider.com.

Stuckey's All-America accolades are the highest by an Eastern player at the NCAA Division I level, with honorable mention All-America honors being won by Stuckey last season and Alvin Snow in 2004.

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 25) 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.

Gonzaga's Derek Raivio and Weber State's David Patten also earned honorable mention accolades from AP. Patten is a 6-foot-8 forward who was the Big Sky regular season and postseason MVP after leading the Wildcats to the league's regular season and tournament titles.

More on Rodney Stuckey and his career accomplishments can be found at:
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ewas/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/07mbstuckeysuperlatives.pdf

 

FIRST TEAM
Player - School - Ht. - Wt. - Cl.
Kevin Durant - Texas - 6-9 - 225 - Fr.
Acie Law IV - Texas A&M - 6-3 - 195 - Sr.
Alando Tucker - Wisconsin - 6-6 - 205 - Sr.
Arron Afflalo - UCLA - 6-5 - 215 - Jr.
Greg Oden - Ohio State - 7-0 - 280 - Fr.

SECOND TEAM
Player - School - Ht. - Wt. - Cl.
Nick Fazekas - Nevada - 6-11 - 240 - Sr.
Tyler Hansbrough - North Carolina - 6-9 - 245 - So.
Chris Lofton - Tennessee - 6-2 - 200 - Jr.
Jared Dudley - Boston College - 6-7 - 225 - Sr.
Joakim Noah - Florida - 6-11 - 230 - Jr.

THIRD TEAM
Player - School - Ht. - Wt. - Cl.
Jeff Green - Georgetown - 6-9 - 235 - Jr.
Al Horford - Florida - 6-10 - 245 - Jr.
Aaron Brooks - Oregon - 6-0 - 160 - Sr.
Al Thornton - Florida State - 6-8 - 220 - Sr.
Aaron Gray - Pittsburgh - 7-0 - 270 - Sr.

Honorable Mention
Morris Almond, Rice; D.J. Augustin, Texas; Jahsha Bluntt, Delaware State; Mario Boggan, Oklahoma State; Corey Brewer, Florida; Derrick Byars, Vanderbilt; Jaycee Carroll, Utah State; Darren Collison, UCLA; Mike Conley Jr., Ohio State; Chris Daniels, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Glen Davis, LSU; Sean Denison, Santa Clara; Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis; Zabian Dowdell, Virginia Tech; A.J. Graves, Butler; Caleb Green, Oral Roberts; Taurean Green, Florida; Adam Haluska, Iowa; Roy Hibbert, Georgetown; Kyle Hines, UNC Greensboro. Ibrahim Jaaber, Pennsylvania; Jarrius Jackson, Texas Tech; Dominic James, Marquette; Trey Johnson, Jackson State; Jared Jordan, Marist; Stephane Lasme, Massachusetts; Bo McCalebb, New Orleans; Javier Mojica, Central Connecticut State; Drew Neitzel, Michigan State; Demetris Nichols, Syracuse. Aaron Nixon, Long Beach State; David Patten, Weber State; Courtney Pigram, East Tennessee State; Derek Raivio, Gonzaga; Drake Reed, Austin Peay; Arizona Reid, High Point; Brandon Rush, Kansas; Keith Simmons, Holy Cross; Sean Singletary, Virginia; Loren Stokes, Hofstra. Rodney Stuckey, Eastern Washington; Curtis Sumpter, Villanova; Jamaal Tatum, Southern Illinois; Romeo Travis, Akron; Jamar Wilson, Albany, N.Y.; DaShaun Wood, Wright State; Julian Wright, Kansas; Keena Young, BYU.

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