Redick & Williams Earn All-American Honors

Shelden Williams and J.J. Redick were honored as first team performers today

ST. LOUIS - J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams were both named First Team All-Americas by the United States Basketball Writers Association, announced Tuesday by the organization.  Redick was also recognized as the District III Player of the Year while Williams was on the All-District III team, as well.

The USBWA also recognizes the National Player of the Year with the presentation of the Oscar Robertson Trophy, announced March 31 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis at the 2006 Final Four.

Redick and Williams become just the third pair of teammates selected to the first team in the same season since 1985 when the USBWA started recognizing a first and second team.  Prior to 1985, there was no distinction between a first and second team.  Duke's Shane Battier and Jason Williams in 2001 and Kansas' Raef LaFrentz and Paul Pierce in 1998 are the only other pair of teammates selected to the first team in the same season.

Redick is a repeat selection on the USBWA squad, giving Duke seven players in program history named to the team more than once.  North Carolina is next on the list of multiple winners with five while Kansas, Notre Dame and Utah have each had three repeat winners in the award's history.  Duke's other repeat selections are Art Heyman (1962, '63), Danny Ferry (1988, '89), Christian Laettner, (1991, '92), Grant Hill (1993, '94), Trajan Langdon (1998, '99) and Jason Williams (2000, '01).

Since the distinction between a first and second team in 1985, Redick is just one of 10 players named to the first team twice.  That list includes Danny Manning, Chris Jackson, Larry Johnson, Jimmy Jackson, Shaquielle O'Neal, Tim Duncan, Raef LaFrentz, Mateen Cleaves and Jason Williams.

Redick, Williams and the rest of the Blue Devils (27-3) continue to prepare for the 2006 ACC Tournament.  Duke will face the winner of Thursday's Clemson-Miami match-up at 12 p.m. on Friday.

 

 

First Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Randy Foye, Villanova G 6-4 205 Sr. Newark, N.J.
Adam Morrison, Gonzaga F 6-8 205 Jr. Spokane, Wash.
J.J. Redick, Duke G 6-4 190 Sr. Roanoke, Va.
Brandon Roy, Washington G 6-6 210 Sr. Seattle, Wash.
Shelden Williams, Duke F 6-9 250 Sr. Forest Park, Okla.
Second Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Dee Brown, Illinois G 6-0 185 Sr. Maywood, Ill.
Rodney Carney, Memphis F 6-7 205 Sr. Indianapolis, Ind.
Rudy Gay, Connecticut F 6-9 220 So. Baltimore, Md.
Leon Powe, California F 6-8 240 So. Oakland, Calif.
P.J. Tucker, Texas F 6-5 225 Jr. Raleigh, N.C.

 


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Player of the Year
J.J. Redick, Duke G 6-4 190 Sr. Roanoke, Va.
All-District Team
Nik Caner-Medley, Maryland F 6-8 240 Sr. Portland, Maine
Justin Gray, Wake Forest G 6-2 194 Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina F 6-9 235 Fr. Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Kyle Hines, UNC Greensboro F 6-6 230 So. Sicklerville, N.J.
David Noel, North Carolina F 6-6 232 Sr. Durham, N.C.
Cedric Simmons, N.C. State C 6-9 233 So. Supply, N.C.
Sean Singletary, Virginia G 6-0 174 So. Philadelphia, Pa.
Shelden Williams, Duke F 6-9 250 Sr. Forest Park, Okla.
Curtis Withers, Charlotte F 6-8 246 Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
Coach of the Year
Roy Williams, North Carolina