Casey Calvary Among Wooden Award Top 50

Aug. 22, 2000

Spokane, Wash. - For the second straight season Gonzaga University will be represented on the John R. Wooden Award Pre-season All-America Team.

Casey Calvary, a 6-8, 235-pound forward, is among the Top 50 nominees for the 25th anniversary of the award. On March 27, 2001, the 10-player Wooden Award All-America Team will be announced. One member of the Wooden Award All-America Team will be selected on Friday, April 6, 2001, as the recipient of the Wooden Award Trophy as the nation's "Most Outstanding Collegiate Basketball Player of the Year."

Guard Matt Santangelo represented the Bulldogs on last season's pre-season Top 50.

Calvary averaged a career-high 13.4 ppg last season in earning All-West Coast Conference honors. He was named the MVP of the WCC Tournament as the Bulldogs captured their second straight WCC Tournament title and with it a second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga advanced to the Sweet 16 of the tourney, one of only five teams to advance to the Sweet 16 in each of the past two seasons. He also grabbed 6.4 rpg to lead the Bulldogs.

The following are the players on this year's Pre-Season Top 50.

Gilbert Arenas, 6-3, So., G, Arizona, Brandon Armstrong, 6-5, Jr., G, Pepperdine, Luke Axtell, 6-9, Sr., F, Kansas, Shane Battier*!, 6-8, Sr., F, Duke, Lonny Baxter*, 6-8, Jr., F, Maryland, Charlie Bell*, 6-3, Sr., G, Michigan St., Keith Bogans, 6-5, So., G, Kentucky, Carlos Boozer*, 6-9, So., F, Duke, Cory Bradford*, 6-3, Jr., G, Illinois, SirValiant Brown, 6-1, So., G, George Washington, Rasuel Butler, 6-7, Jr., F, La Salle.

Casey Calvary, 6-8, Sr., F, Gonzaga, Jason Capel, 6-7, Jr., F, North Carolina, Eric Chenowith*, 7-1, Sr., C, Kansas, Jarron Collins*, 6-10, Sr., F, Stanford, Samuel Dalembert, 6-11, So., C, Seton Hall, Juan Dixon*, 6-3, Jr., G, Maryland, Mike Dunleavy, Jr., 6-8, So., F, Duke, Joe Forte, 6-3, So., G, North Carolina, Jason Gardner*, 5-11, So., G, Arizona, Kenny Gregory, 6-5, Sr., F, Kansas.

Tony Harris*, 6-0, Sr., G, Tennessee, Udonis Haslem*, 6-7, Jr., C, Florida, Brendan Haywood*, 7-0, Sr., C, North Carolina, Andre Hutson, 6-8, Sr., F, Michigan State, Casey Jacobsen*, 6-6, So., F, Stanford, Richard Jefferson, 6-7, Jr., F, Arizona, Ken Johnson*, 6-11, Sr., G, Ohio State, Britton Johnson, 6-9, Jr., G, Utah, Joe Johnson 6-6, So., F, Arkansas.

Kaspars Kambala*, 6-9, Sr., F, UNLV, Jason Kapono*, 6-7, So., F, UCLA, Mike Kelley*, 6-3, Sr., G, Wisconsin, Terence Morris*, 6-9, Sr., F, Maryland, Albert Mourning, 6-3, Sr., F, Connecticut, Troy Murphy*!, 6-9, Jr., G, Notre Dame, Robert O'Kelly, 6-1, Sr., Wake Forest, Dean Oliver, 5-11, Sr., G, Iowa, Tayshaun Prince*, 6-8, Jr., F, Kentucky, Kenny Satterfield, 6-2, So., G, Cincinnati, Brian Scalabrine*, 6-9, Sr., F, USC, Darius Songaila, 6-9, Jr., F, Wake Forest.

Deaundra Tanner, 6-2, Sr., G, Oregon St., Jamaal Tinsley, 6-3, Sr., G, Iowa St., Elton Tyler, 6-9, Sr., F, Miami, B.B. Waldon, 6-8, Jr., F, S. Florida, Jason Williams*, 6-2, So., G, Duke, Loren Woods*, 7-1, Sr., C, Arizona, Michael Wright*, 6-8, Jr., F, Arizona, Vincent Yarbrough*, 6-7, Jr., F, Tennessee.

*Indicates Top 25 Vote Getter

!Indicates 2000 All-America



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