March 12, 2008
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Washington State University basketball senior Kyle Weaver added to his 2007-08 season honors as he was named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Men's All-District IX Team, the organization announced this week.
This marks the first USBWA honors for Weaver, who has already picked up National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) all-district and Pacific-10 second team and all-Defensive accolades this season. Last season Derrick Low was named to the USBWA all-district team and head coach Tony Bennett was named the national coach of the year.
A native of Beloit, Wis., Weaver ranks second on the team in scoring with 11.6 points per game, while leading the team and ranking fourth in the league with 1.7 steals per game. He is also fourth in the league and second on the team in assists with 4.37 dishes an outing.
Earlier this season Weaver became the 29th Cougar to score 1,000 career points. Weaver is believed to be the first player in Pac-10 history to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 400 assists, 150 steals and 75 blocks in a career. He currently ranks in the top-10 among active career leaders in the Pac-10 in assists, steals, blocks and points.
Weaver is joined on the 10-man team by Ryan Anderson (California), Jerryd Bayless (Arizona), Jon Brockman (Washington), Darren Collison (UCLA), James Harden (Arizona State), Maarty Leunen (Oregon), Brook Lopez (Stanford), Kevin Love (UCLA) and O.J. Mayo (USC). Kevin Love was named the district's player of the year and Arizona State's Herb Sendek earned coach of the year.
The USBWA was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. Today, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball.
Weaver and the Cougs face Oregon in the Pacific-10 Tournament Thursday, March 13 at 6:04 p.m. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.