March 12, 2007
UCLA junior guard Arron Afflalo has been selected first-team All-America by The Sporting News, it was announced today.
He was also named to the second team of the United States Basketball Writers Association.
Afflalo has already been named a first-team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, ESPN.com and SI.com. He has also been selected first-team All-America by Dick Vitale and will be featured on a Vitale special to air on ABC on March 31.
Afflalo, who last week was named Pac-10 and USBWA District IX Player of the Year, leads the Bruins and is fourth in the Pac-10 in scoring, averaging 16.7 points per game.
He's currently the Pac-10's active scoring leader with 1,450 career points, which ranks 20th on UCLA's all-time scoring list. In addition, his 199 career three-pointers rank second all-time in Bruin history.
In the last two years, he has led the Bruins to a record of 58-12, two Pac-10 championships, the 2006 Pac-10 Tournament championship, two No. 2 seeds in the NCAA Tournament and a trip to the 2006 NCAA title game.
Joining Afflalo on The Sporting News first team are Freshman Kevin Durant of Texas, senior Alando Tucker of Wisconsin, senior Acie Law IV of Texas A&M and sophomore Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina.