March 4, 2008
BERKELEY - Sophomore forward Ryan Anderson, who is averaging a Pac-10-leading 21.5 ppg, has been named first-team All-District 14 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Selected and voted on by member coaches, the all-district players, representing 15 districts across the country, are eligible for the NABC All-America team, which will be announced at the NABC Convention April 5 in San Antonio, Texas.
Joining Anderson on the five-player District 14 squad are Brook Lopez of Stanford, Jon Brockman of Washington, and Kyle Weaver and Derrick Low, both from Washington State. Jeremy Pargo (Gonzaga), Jaycee Carroll (Utah State), Malik Hairston (Oregon), Patrick Mills (Saint Mary's) and Maarty Leunen (Oregon) comprise the second team.
In addition to his scoring output, Anderson is pulling down 9.9 rebounds per game, which ranks third in the Pac-10. He is also second in the conference in free throw shooting (88.0%) and sixth in the league in three-point accuracy (43.0%).
This season, Anderson is a two-time Pac-10 Player of the Week, and he was named National Player of the Week after averaging 30.0 ppg and 11.0 rpg in Cal's sweep of Washington State and Washington on the road Jan. 31-Feb. 2.
For a complete list of the NABC All-District teams, visit the NABC website.