March 6, 2007
LOS ANGELES -
UCLA junior guard Arron Afflalo has been named the United States Basketball Writers Association District 9 Player of the Year in a vote of the USBWA members, it was announced today.
In addition, sophomore guard Darren Collison was also named to the All-District 9 team.
District 9 is comprised of players from California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona and Alaska.
Also named the Pac-10 Player of the Year, Afflalo leads the Bruins and is third in the conference in scoring, averaging 17.2 points per game. Afflalo has scored in double figures in 29 consecutive games.
He's currently the Pac-10's active scoring leader with 1,447 career points, which ranks 21st on UCLA's all-time scoring list.
Collison, in his first season as a starter, leads the Bruins in assists (6.0) and steals (2.2) and is third on the squad in scoring (12.4).