Men's Basketball

    IU Trio Honored by Big Ten

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    March 9, 2004

    Bloomington, Ind. - Indiana senior forward A.J. Moye and sophomore guards Bracey Wright and Marshall Strickland were each named to an All-Big Ten Team, the league office announced today. Wright, the Big Ten's third-leading scorer, was named to the coaches and media second team, while Strickland was an honorable mention coaches selection and Moye was an honorable mention media selection.

    In addition to his all-league accolades, Wright is a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) First-Team All-District 10 selection and a finalist for the Naismith and Rupp Awards, each honoring the nation's top player. He is third in the league in scoring at 18.7 ppg and needs 10 points to become the 39th member of Indiana's 1,000 career point club. He is on pace to become just the 10th player in IU history, and the first since 1993 National Player of the Year Calbert Cheaney, to do so in 60 games or less. Wright has scored at least 20 points 11 times this season and has hit the 25-point plateau on seven separate occasions, including a career-high 39 at North Texas on Dec. 29. Wright has earned three Big Ten Player of the Week honors this season and five in his career. Wright and Glen Robinson are the only players in league history to earn at least five Player of the Week honors in their first two seasons. In less than two seasons, Wright is already ninth on Indiana's career three-pointers list with 130.

    In 13 Indiana victories, Strickland is averaging 13.2 points per game while hitting .458 from three-point range. Overall, Strickland is second on the team in scoring at 11.5 points per game and has dished out a team-high 78 assists. He is among the Big Ten leaders in league games only assist-to-turnover ratio (1.79). The Winfield, Md., native scored in double figures in a career-high nine straight games from Jan. 31 through March 3, capped by a career-high 21-point effort in a 61-56 victory over Michigan. He also posted a career-high seven assists against Northwestern on Feb. 25.

    Moye is the first Indiana player since Jim Thomas (1982, 1983) to lead Indiana in rebounding despite standing shorter than 6-4. The 6-2 senior is eighth in the league at 6.2 boards per game, highlighted by a career-high 15 rebounds (10 defensive) in the March 3 win over Michigan. The Michigan game marked his fourth double-digit rebound effort of the season. In his last five games, he is averaging 9.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. A nominee for The Chip Hilton Award, which honors a graduating senior for outstanding character during the 2003-04 season, Moye initiated his own weekly reading program in the fall of 2003 at Binford Elementary School in Bloomington.

    2003-04 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Team

    As Selected By Big Ten Coaches
    (players names in ALL CAPS have 2004-05 eligibility)

    FIRST TEAM
    PAUL DAVIS, Michigan State
    DEVIN HARRIS, Wisconsin*
    KRIS HUMPHRIES, Minnesota
    DERON WILLIAMS, Illinois
    Jitim Young, Northwestern

    SECOND TEAM
    DEE BROWN, Illinois
    CHRIS HILL, Michigan State
    Kenneth Lowe, Purdue
    MIKE WILKINSON, Wisconsin
    BRACEY WRIGHT, Indiana

    THIRD TEAM
    LESTER ABRAM, Michigan
    JEFF HORNER, Iowa
    PIERRE PIERCE, Iowa
    Velimir Radinovic, Ohio State
    Bernard Robinson, Jr., Michigan

    HONORABLE MENTION
    JAMES AUGUSTINE, Illinois
    JAN JAGLA, Penn State
    ROGER POWELL, Illinois
    Marshall Strickland, Indiana
    DAVID TEAGUE, Purdue
    KELVIN TORBERT, Michigan St.
    VEDRAN VUKUSIC, Northwestern

    ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
    SHANNON BROWN, Michigan St.
    DION HARRIS, Michigan
    KRIS HUMPHRIES, Minnesota
    COURTNEY SIMS, Michigan
    MARLON SMITH, Penn State

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 
    DEVIN HARRIS, Wisconsin

    FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: 
    KRIS HUMPHRIES, Minnesota

    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 
    Kenneth Lowe, Purdue

    As Selected By Big Ten Media
    (players names in ALL CAPS have 2004-05 eligibility)

    FIRST TEAM
    PAUL DAVIS, Michigan State
    DEVIN HARRIS, Wisconsin*
    KRIS HUMPHRIES, Minnesota
    DERON WILLIAMS, Illinois
    Jitim Young, Northwestern

    SECOND TEAM
    DEE BROWN, Illinois
    CHRIS HILL, Michigan State
    Kenneth Lowe, Purdue
    MIKE WILKINSON, Wisconsin
    BRACEY WRIGHT, Indiana

    THIRD TEAM
    LESTER ABRAM, Michigan
    JEFF HORNER, Iowa
    PIERRE PIERCE, Iowa
    Bernard Robinson, Jr., Michigan
    KELVIN TORBERT, Michigan St.

    HONORABLE MENTION
    JAMES AUGUSTINE, Illinois
    A.J. Moye, Indiana
    ROGER POWELL, Illinois
    Velimir Radinovic, Ohio State
    VEDRAN VUKUSIC, Northwestern

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 
    DEVIN HARRIS, Wisconsin

    FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: 
    KRIS HUMPHRIES, Minnesota*

    COACH OF THE YEAR: 
    Bill Carmody, Northwestern

     

     


       

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