UW senior forward Jon Brockman is among 50 men's college basketball players listed as preseason candidates for the John R. Wooden Award All-American Team and Player of the Year award.
The list is headed by Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina, who won last year's award. Ralph Sampson of Virginia is the award's only two-time winner (1982, '83).
North Carolina (Hansbrough, Wayne Ellington, Ty Lawson) had three players on the list. Six schools placed two: Louisville (Earl Clark, Terrence Williams), Duke (Kyle Singler, Gerald Henderson), Marquette (Jerel McNeal, Dominic James), Pittsburgh (DeJuan Blair, Sam Young), Connecticut (Price, Hasheem Thabeet), and Texas (Damion James, A.J. Abrams).
In all, 42 schools and 13 conferences are represented: Big East (12), ACC (8), Pac-10 (5), SEC (5), Big 12 (5), Atlantic-10 (2), Big Ten (3), Conference USA (3), Mountain West (2), West Coast (2), Colonial Athletic Association (1), Ohio Valley (1), and the Southern Conference (1).
In addition to Brockman, the other Pac-10 players are Chase Budinger of Arizona,Darren Collison of UCLA, Taj Gibson of USC and James Harden of Arizona State.
More information is available at www.woodenaward.com.