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March 27, 2006BERKELEY - After averaging 20.5 ppg and 10.1 rpg this past season, California sophomore forward Leon Powe has been named a 2005-06 second-team Associated Press All-American.
Powe, who leads the Pacific-10 Conference in both the scoring and rebounding categories, is the first Cal player voted to at least the AP second unit since Jason Kidd was a first-team choice in 1994. Lamond Murray (1994), Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1996) and Ed Gray (1997) were all third-team selections, while Sean Lampley (2001) and Joe Shipp (2003) made honorable mention.
In addition to his AP honor, Powe has also been chosen to several other second-team All-America squads, including The Sporting News, U.S. Basketball Writers and ESPN.com. The 6-8, 240-pounder from Oakland was voted All-Pac-10 for the second time in his career this season, as well.
One of 22 finalists for the Wooden All-America team and one of six finalists for the V Foundation Comeback Award, Powe was voted MVP of the Pac-10 Tournament after a record-setting performance during Cal's trip to the final. He grabbed a tournament-record 20 rebounds in the quarterfinals vs. USC and poured in a record 41 points in the semis against Oregon.
Powe finished the 2005-06 campaign ranked among the school's season leaders in points (10th, 553) and rebounds (10th, 273). His career average of 17.8 ppg is sixth-best ever at Cal and his career rebound rate of 9.8 rpg is fourth highest. Powe also set school season records for free throws made (194) and free throws attempted (270) this past year.
2005-06 Associated Press All-America Team
Adam Morrison, Gonzaga, 6-8, 205, junior, Spokane, Wash., 28.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 49.8 fg pct, 43.7 3-pt fg pct, 36.5 minutes (72 first-place votes, 360 points).
J.J. Redick, Duke, 6-4, 190, senior, Roanoke, Va., 27.4 ppg, 42.1 3-pt fg pct, 87.7 ft pct, 37.2 minutes (72, 360).
Randy Foye, Villanova, 6-4, 205, senior, Newark, N.J., 20.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.2 apg (55, 311).
Shelden Williams, Duke, 6-9, 250, senior, Forest Park, Okla., 18.4 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 58.4 fg pct, 3.7 blocks, 1.8 blocks (49, 305).
Brandon Roy, Washington, 6-6, 210, senior, Seattle, 19.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.1 apg, 51.1 fg pct, 81.4 ft pct (20, 235).
Dee Brown, Illinois, 6-0, 185, senior, Maywood, Ill., 14.4 ppg, 5.6 apg, 1.5 steals, 35.6 minutes (10, 162).
Rodney Carney, Memphis, 6-7, 205, senior, Indianapolis, 17.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 39.9 3-pt fg pct (13, 157).
Rudy Gay, Connecticut, 6-9, 220, sophomore, Baltimore, 15.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.7 blocks, 1.8 steals (8, 154).
P.J. Tucker, Texas, 6-5, 225, junior, Raleigh, N.C., 16.2 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, 51.9 fg pct, 1.8 steals (10, 127).
Leon Powe, California, 6-8, 240, sophomore, Oakland, Calif., 20.5 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 49.6 fg pct (4, 121).
Craig Smith, Boston College, 6-7, 250, senior, Los Angeles, 17.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.9 apg, 57.9 fg pct, 35.6 minutes (9, 115).
Glen Davis, LSU, 6-9, 310, sophomore, Baton Rouge, La., 18.5 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 50.9 fg pct (9, 103).
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, 6-9, 235, freshman, Poplar Bluff, Mo., 19.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 57.8 fg pct (4, 100).
Nick Fazekas, Nevada, 6-11, 235, junior, Arvada, Colo., 21.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 53.3 fg pct, 84.7 ft pct (2, 88).
Allan Ray, Villanova, 6-2, 195, senior, Bronx, N.Y., 18.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 89.5 ft pct (3, 86).
Arron Afflalo, UCLA; Maurice Ager, Michigan State; LaMarcus Aldridge, Texas; Jose Juan Barea, Northeastern; J.P. Batista, Gonzaga. Jahsha Bluntt, Delaware State; Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas; Keydren Clark, Saint Peter's; Mardy Collins, Temple; Paul Davis, Michigan State. Terrance Dials, Ohio State; Quincy Douby, Rutgers; Jordan Farmar, UCLA; Mike Gansey, West Virginia; Daniel Gibson, Texas. Caleb Green, Oral Roberts; DeAndre Haynes, Kent State; Brandon Heath, San Diego State; Jeff Horner, Iowa; Ibrahim Jaaber, Pennsylvania. Jarrious Jackson, Texas Tech; Marco Killingsworth, Indiana; Carl Krauser, Pittsburgh; Jack Leasure, Coastal Carolina; Charles Lee, Bucknell. Chris Lofton, Tennessee; Christian Maraker, Pacific; Gerry McNamara, Syracuse; J. Robert Merritt, Samford; Paul Miller, Wichita State. Paul Millsap, Louisiana Tech; Elton Nesbitt, Georgia Southern; Joakim Noah, Florida; Kevin Pittsnogle, West Virginia; Chris Quinn, Notre Dame. Brion Rush, Grambling State; Blake Schilb, Loyola of Chicago; Steven Smith, La Salle; Tim Smith, East Tennessee State; Ronald Steele, Alabama. Rodney Stuckey, Eastern Washington; Chad Timberlake, Fairleigh Dickinson; Darius Washington, Memphis; Marcus Williams, Connecticut; Jamar Wilson, Albany, N.Y.; Anthony Winchester, Western Kentucky; Ricky Woods, Southeastern Louisiana.