Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Afflalo Named To AP All-America Team

By Bruin Basketball Report

UCLA junior Arron Afflalo was named to the Associated Press' 2007 All-America team. 

The last time a Bruin was featured on a first-team
All-American roster was in 1995 when Ed O'Bannon led the UCLA to it last national title.

The junior guard hopes to accomplish a similar feat this weekend as he leads his team into a semifinal game against Florida on Saturday with the winner advancing to the championship game on Monday.

"I am very happy about it. But again this is a team sport and I am
focused on this upcoming weekend," Afflalo said. "I haven't really
thought about it too much. I am after one thing and these individual
honors come because of that."

Afflalo is averaging 16.9 points a game and is considered one of the best defenders in college basketball.  The
6-foot-5 guard was earlier named the Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year.

He is joined on the All-America team by Kevin
Durant (Texas), Alando Tucker (Wisconsin), Acie Law
(Texas A&M), and Greg Oden (Ohio State).  Durant and Oden were the first
freshmen honored since 1990.

"I am very excited for Arron," UCLA coach Ben Howland said. "He
is a great representative of UCLA and UCLA basketball as well as
college basketball.

(photo credit: Jack Rosenfeld)



At Mar 28, 2007, 2:55:00 AM, Anonymous BruinFan said...

To all those High School All Americans out there: You better recognize which athletic program and city is the best out there!!
Congrats Aaron!!
P.S. Please stay to throw alley oops to Love next year!!


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