Tuesday, March 09, 1999

Szczerbiak selected 2nd-team All-America

Levett, Martin, Posey all HMs

The Associated Press

        Miami senior Wally Szczerbiak was named to the 1998-99 Associated Presss All-American second team Monday.

        The honorable mention list included UC's Melvin Levett and Kenyon Martin, Xavier's James Posey and UK's Scott Padgett and Wayne Turner.

        Szczerbiak received 19 first-place votes by the national media panel and 188 total points, 22 points shy of Michigan State junior guard Mateen Cleaves, who was the fifth member of the first team.

        Last week, the 6-foot-8, 243-pound forward was named the MVP of the Mid-American Conference.

        Szczerbiak averaged 23.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He shot .521 from the field and .826 from the free-throw line.

        Miami (22-7) will play Washington (17-11) 3p.m. Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Superdome in New Orleans.

        Miami's last All-American was Ron Harper (second team in 1986).

        Duke sophomore Elton Brand was the only unanimous choice on the All-America first team.

        The 6-8 center was joined on the first team by junior forward Richard Hamilton of Connecticut and senior guards Andre Miller of Utah and Jason Terry of Arizona, and Cleaves.

        Brand, who averaged 17.8 points and 9.8 rebounds for the top-ranked Blue Devils, was named on all 72 first-team ballots.

AP Men's All-America team
        First Team

        Elton Brand, Duke, 6-8, 260, sophomore, 17.8 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 61.6 fg pct, 2.2 blocks (72 first-place votes, 360 total points).

        Andre Miller, Utah, 6-2, 200, senior, 15.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 5.8 apg, 2.5 steals (60, 330).

        Richard Hamilton, Connecticut, 6-6, 180, junior, 21.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 84.2 ft pct (48, 300).

        Jason Terry, Arizona, 6-2, 172, senior, 22.1 ppg, 5.6 apg, 2.7 steals, 84.5 ft pct, 38.1 minutes (48, 293).

        Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State, 6-2, 195, junior, 11.8 ppg, 7.1 apg (19, 210).

        Second Team

        Evan Eschmeyer, Northwestern, 6-11, 255, senior, 19.6 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 2.5 apg, 57.9 fg pct (22, 209).

        Chris Porter, Auburn, 6-7, 218, junior, 16.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg (21, 202).

        Wally Szczerbiak, Miami, 6-8, 241, senior, 23.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 2.9 apg, 52.1 fg pct, 82.6 ft pct (19, 188).

        Steve Francis, Maryland, 6-3, 194, junior, 17.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.5 apg, 52.4 fg pct, 2.8 steals (11, 148).

        Trajan Langdon, Duke, 6-3, 195, senior, 17.1 ppg, 42.8 3-pt fg pct, 84.8 ft pct (6, 127).

        Third Team

        Tim James, Miami, Fla., 6-7, 221, senior, 18.9 ppg, 8.3 rpg (7, 120).

        Baron Davis, UCLA, 6-2, 190, sophomore, 15.9 ppg, 5.2 apg, 2.5 steals, (2, 77).

        Scoonie Penn, Ohio State, 5-10, 185, junior, 17.0 ppg, 4.3 apg, 2.0 steals (2, 69).

        Quincy Lewis, Minnesota, 6-7, 215, senior, 23.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 41.4 3-pt fg pct (4, 58).

        Ron Artest, St. John's, 6-6, 233, sophomore, 14.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 4.4 apg (3, 58).

        Honorable Mention

        William Avery, Duke; Pat Bradley, Arkansas; Rodney Buford, Creighton; Keith Carter, Mississippi; Eric Chenowith, Kansas. Ed Cota, North Carolina; Khalid El-Amin, Connecticut; Chico Fletcher, Arkansas State; A.J. Guyton, Indiana; Venson Hamilton, Nebraska. Jumaine Jones, Georgia; Arthur Lee, Stanford; Melvin Levett, Cincinnati; Todd MacCullough, Washington; Mark Madsen, Stanford; Kenyon Martin, Cincinnati; Sean Mason, Wisconsin; BJ McKie, South Carolina; Chris Mihm, Texas; Terence Morris, Maryland; Lee Nailon, Texas Christian; Lamar Odom, Rhode Island; Ademola Okulaja, North Carolina; Scott Padgett, Kentucky; Morris Peterson, Michigan State; James Posey, Xavier; Laron Profit, Maryland; Quentin Richardson, DePaul; Doc Robinson, Auburn; Shawnta Rogers, George Washington; Matt Santangelo, Gonzaga; Kenny Thomas, New Mexico; Wayne Turner, Kentucky.

        Miami's Wally Szczerbiak and Xavier's James Posey were named first-team all-district by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. UC's Melvin Levett and Kenyon Martin were to the second team.


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