Turiaf, Morrison Receive More Honors
March 22, 2005
Basketball Times named University of Utah 7-0 sophomore Andrew Bogut its Player of the Year and University of Illinois Bruce Weber its Coach of the Year. Georgetown University forward Jeff Green is BT's freshman of the year.
Turiaf was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year and Morrison was a first-team selection as the duo helped Gonzaga to a fifth straight regular-season title, a sixth WCC Tournament title in the past seven years and to a seventh straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga lost in the second round to Texas Tech University last Saturday.
Bogut, the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year, averaged 20.7 points and 12.3 rebounds while leading the Utes to the Mountain West's regular-season title and to a Sweet 16 appearance.
Under Weber, the Illini were ranked No. 1 nationally for most of the season and were unbeaten until their last regular-season game of the year.
Other first team All-Americans included 6-0 sophomore Chris Paul (14.9 ppg, 6.6 apg) of Wake Forest University, 6-2 Ronald Ross (17.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg) of Texas Tech, 6-4 junior J.J. Redick (22.8 ppg) of Duke University and 6-9 Wayne Simien (20.2, 11.1) of the University of Kansas.
The second team consists of 6-0 junior Dee Brown (13.4 ppg, 4.5 apg) of Illinois, 6-5 senior Eddie Basden (15.3 ppg, 8.4 rpg) of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 6-9 junior Sean May (15.9 ppg, 10.7 rpg) of the University of North Carolina, 6-8 junior Ike Diogu (22.4 ppg, 9.7 rpg) of Arizona State University and 6-11 senior Channing Frye (15.8 ppg, 7.4 rpg) of the University of Arizona.
BT's third team: 5-9 junior Nate Robinson (16.7 ppg) of the University of Washington, 6-3 senior Luther Head (15.8 ppg) of Illinois, 6-8 senior Hakim Warrick (21.4 ppg, 8.5 rpg) of Syracuse University, 6-8 senior Danny Granger (19.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg) of the University of New Mexico and 6-9 junior Shelden Williams (15.6 ppg, 11.2 rpg) of Duke.
All-Freshman (First Team)
All-Freshman (Second Team)
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