Pittsnogle Makes Wooden AA Team

Kevin Pittsnogle was one of ten members of the John R. Wooden Award All-America Team.

A panel of over 1,000 voters comprised of sports media members and college basketball experts from around the nation voted on the team. In addition to on-court performance, voters were also asked to make their selections based on each candidate's character and academic performance, essential components of the Wooden Award.

The top ten Wooden All-Americans, in alphabetical order, are: Dee Brown, Glen Davis, Randy Foye, Adam Morrison, Kevin Pittsnogle, Allan Ray, J.J. Redick, Brandon Roy, Craig Smith and Shelden Williams. The 2006 All-American Team consists of eight seniors, one junior and one sophomore. Six conferences are represented on the All-American squad, with the ACC and Big East leading the way with three players apiece, followed by the Big Ten, SEC, Pac-10 and WCC each accounting for one nominated player.

Pittsnogle did not make the list of five finalists for the Wooden Player of the Year Award, which included Randy Foye, Adam Morrison, J.J. Redick, Brandon Roy and Shelden Williams.

"All of these finalists deserve to be recognized for their extraordinary level of play throughout the season," said Richard "Duke" Llewellyn, founder and chairman of the Wooden Award. "We look forward to crowning one of these five outstanding players the 2006 Wooden Award winner."

In order to be considered for the All-American Team, all players must have been accredited by their university as meeting the Wooden Award criteria, which includes making normal progress towards graduation and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. It should be noted that all players named to the All-American Team were deemed eligible by meeting the Wooden Award academic requirements.

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