Wednesday, April 03, 2002

Logan tabbed best 6-and-under

By Neil Schmidt
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Steve Logan has won another national player of the year award. The Cincinnati senior guard has been named the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner, honoring the nation's outstanding senior male collegian 6 feet or under.

img • National player of the year:, CNN/SI,
• Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner as nation's best player 6 feet or under.
• Finalist: Wooden Award
• First-team All-American: Associated Press, Wooden Award, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, National Association of Basketball Coaches,, Basketball Times
• Conference USA player of the year, tournament MVP
        The award, named in honor of Dr. James Naismith's daughter-in-law, was selected by a panel of representatives from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The recipient must demonstrate leadership, character, loyalty and all-around basketball ability.

        The 6-foot Logan, a consensus All-American, also has been named national player of the year by CNN/SI, and He also is one of five finalists for the Wooden Award, which will be announced April 7.

        Logan and Xavier's David West earned All-American recognition Tuesday from two more media outlets.

        Logan earned first-team honors from The Sporting News and Basketball America, while both magazines named West to their third team.

        LOOKING AHEAD: Within hours of the completion of Monday night's championship game, already had released its early projection of next season's Top 25. UC is picked No.17, with the top five being Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, Duke and Texas. XU is unranked.

        Dick Vitale's predictions have Kansas, Arizona, Connecticut, Kentucky and Duke as the top five, with UC and XU unranked.


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