Monday, March 17, 2008

Love Named To USBWA All-America First-Team

By Bruin Basketball Report


UCLA's Kevin Love has been named to the United States Basketball Writers Association's (USBWA) All-America First Team.  In leading UCLA to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, he has scored in double figures in every game and is sixth in the league in scoring (17.1) and second in rebounds (10.6).


The 6'9 freshman center gives UCLA a back-to-back USBWA All-America selection, following Arron Afflalo last season.


Rounding out the USBWA First Team are: Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina, Michael Beasley of Kansas State, D.J. Augustin of Texas, and Chris Douglas-Roberts of Memphis.  Beasley was named USBWA Freshman of the Year last week.


All five First Team selections are the finalist for the 2007-08 Oscar Robertson Trophy, awarded by the USBWA to the national player of the year.


In other national player awards, both UCLA's Kevin Love and Darren Collison are also finalists for the 2007-08 John R. Wooden Award.


BBR Notes: Coach Howland will update the media Tuesday afternoon on the injury and playing status of Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Kevin Love.  Due to school finals, the team did not practice Sunday or Monday.


UCLA finished No.2 in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.  The team received five first-place votes.  North Carolina was ranked No.1 and received 23 first-place votes.

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At Mar 18, 2008, 12:46:00 AM, Anonymous BruinFan said...

Here we go Bruins...here we go...
Congrat K Love...

 

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