Digou Earns Dual Pac-10 Honors

Much of ASU's success this season, the most successful one in Coach Rob Evans' tenure in Tempe, is attributed to its seniors. Players such as Curtis Millage, Tommy Smith, and Shawn Redhage have helped the Sun Devils be a virtual lock for the NCAA tournament. Nevertheless, the team's MVP this year was clearly freshman Ike Diogu. The Garland, Texas product was rewarded for his solid play this year and was named the conference's freshman of the year, and was selected to the all Pac-10 team.

Diogu ranks third in the league in scoring (18.8 ppg) and fifth in rebounds (7.6 rpg). He becomes the first Sun Devil freshman since Jamal Faulkner in 1990-91, to win the Pac-10 freshman award. His scoring average trails only Cal's Shareef Abdur-Rahim (21.2 ppg) and USC's Harold Miner (20.6 ppg) in the all-time scoring among Pac-10 freshman.

The freshman, who ranks also second in the conference in field goal percentage (.609), started every game for Rob Evans. He is one of only three Pac-10 players to score in double digits every game this year. He averaged 31.9 minutes of play, and shot 73.9% from the free throw line. He is a player that came to Tempe with many expectations, and luckily enough was able to not only fulfill them but perhaps exceed them too.

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