March 9, 2010
SEATTLE - University of Washington senior Quincy Pondexter earned District IX's All-District Team honors as voted on by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and was also named a Fourth-Team All-American by FOXSports.com. He was named First Team All-Pac-10 on Monday.
The members of the USBWA recognize the accolades of standout players and coaches from different regions throughout the country and select a team of the top 10 players that represent each of the nine districts.
District IX consists of standouts from the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, and Alaska. Arizona State's coach Herb Sendek earned Coach of the Year and Cal's Jerome Randle was named Player of the Year. Besides Pondexter, the players included on the All-District are Matt Bouldin (Gonzaga), Patrick Christopher (California), Laundry Fields (Stanford), Elias Harris (Gonzaga), Kawhi Leonard (San Diego State), Adrian Oliver (San Jose State), Omar Samhan (St. Mary's) and Klay Thompson (Washington State).
Pondexter, the lone Husky senior, ranks among the Conference leaders in numerous per game statistical categories including: scoring (2nd, 20.2 ppg), rebounds (3rd, 7.8 rpg), offensive rebounds (2nd, 3.2), free throw percentage (5th, 83.3%), field goal percentage (6th, 54.3%), defensive rebounds (6th, 4.6) and steals (10th, 1.4 spg).
Pondexter is in the midst of one of the finest seasons in Husky history. He is just the sixth Husky to ever score 600 or more points in a season and his current total of 606 ranks as the fifth most in a year. He set a Pac-10 record by earning five Conference Player of the Week awards during the season.
This season, Pondexter has notched 10 double-doubles and scored 20 or more points on 17 different occasions - including four games with 30-plus points. He led or shared the team scoring lead in 16 games.
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association 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. For more information on the USBWA and its awards, contact executive director Joe Mitch at 314-421-0339.