March 11, 2008
BERKELEY - Adding to his growing list of honors, sophomore forward Ryan Anderson has been voted a second-named All-American by The Sporting News, as well as to the All-District IX team by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Anderson, the Pac-10's leading scorer at 21.5 ppg, has also been chosen first-team All-Pac-10 and to the National Association of Basketball Coaches first-team all-district squad. In addition, he is one of 24 finalists for the John Wooden All-America team.
Anderson is in the midst of one of the best individual seasons in school history, ranking among the top 25 in the nation in scoring and rebounding (9.9 ppg). His point (623) and rebound (288) totals are the most for any Cal sophomore, while his 1,162 career points and 557 career rebounds are the highest for any Bear in his second year with the program.
Anderson is joined on TSN's second-team All-America squad by Luke Harangody (Notre Dame), D.J. White (Indiana), Shan Foster (Vanderbilt) and Stephen Curry (Davidson). The first unit includes Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), Kevin Love (UCLA), Michael Beasley (Kansas State), Chris Douglas-Roberts (Memphis) and D.J. Augustin (Texas).
The USBWA district team is comprised of players from California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Hawaii and Alaska, and Anderson is one of 10 players to earn the honor. The USBWA selects teams in nine districts across the country and they are determined by a vote of the membership.
Joining Anderson on the USBWA All-District IX squad are Jerryd Bayless (Arizona), Jon Brockman (Washington), Darren Collison (UCLA), James Harden (Arizona State), Maarty Leunen (Oregon), Brook Lopez (Stanford), Kevin Love (UCLA), O.J. Mayo (USC) and Kyle Weaver (Washington State).