Prince Named Wooden All-American
LOS ANGELES - Kentucky junior Tayshaun Prince was named to the John R. Wooden All-American Team, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced late Tuesday.
Prince, who averaged 16.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in leading the Wildcats to a Sweet 16 finish, was one of six underclassmen named to the 10-player team. Balloting was conducted over the past three weeks by 1,000 members of the media and college basketball representatives. All players on the ballot were certified to have at least a 2.0 GPA.
Heading the list were repeat performers Shane Battier of Duke and Troy Murphy of Notre Dame. Two teams had two players honored as Blue Devil Jason Williams joined Battier and Stanford's Jarron Collins and Casey Jacobsen earned the honor.
Prince was the only player from the Southeastern Conference to be named to the team. Earlier this month, the 6-9 junior also was named SEC Player of the Year, SEC Tournament MVP, first-team All-SEC and second-team All-American by The Associated Press and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
The top three vote getters from the Wooden All-American Team will be invited to a black-tie dinner on April 6 in Los Angeles. At the banquet, the Club will name its Player of the Year and present its "Legends of Coaching" Award to Arizona's Lute Olson. 2001 John R. Wooden Award All-American Team
Shane Battier (6-8, Sr. F) Duke Charlie Bell (6-3, Sr., G) Michigan State Casey Calvary (6-8, Sr. F) Gonzaga Jarron Collins (6-11, Sr. F) Stanford Joe Forte (6-4, So., G) North Carolina Casey Jacobsen (6-6, So., G/F) Stanford Troy Murphy (6-11, Jr., F) Notre Dame Tayshaun Prince (6-9, Jr., G/F) Kentucky Frank Williams (6-3, So., G) Illinois Jason Williams (6-2, So. G) Duke