March 12, 2002
OMAHA, Neb . - Less than 24 hours before he heads to a third consecutive NCAA Tournament, the honors keep rolling in for Creighton junior forward Kyle Korver. Today Korver earned an honorable mention spot on the Associated Press All-America squad.
Despite December knee surgery that caused him to miss three games, Korver leads Creighton in scoring (15.1), rebounding (5.6), assists (3.22) and steals (1.59) per game. He ranks among the top-15 of the MVC leaders in 11 different categories.
Korver earned Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year two weeks ago after leading CU to a share of a second-straight regular-season title. Eight days ago, he was named MVC Tournament MVP while leading the Bluejays past Southern Illinois and to a fourth consecutive trip to the "Big Dance".
The 6-7 native of Pella, Iowa had been honored by collegeinsider.com last week as a Mid-Major All-American and chosen as the site's MVC Player of the Year. Korver was the only MVC representative on the AP's All-America squad.
Korver is just the fourth Associated Press All-American selection at Creighton in the last 25 years, joining Rodney Buford (1999), Vernon Moore (1985) and Benoit Benjamin (1984 and 1985).
The Associated Press selects three teams of five men each. A total of 52 others were on the honorable-mention All-America squad, including preseason first-team selections Frank Williams (Illinois) and Kareem Rush (Missouri).
Creighton (22-8) will travel to Chicago on Wednesday in preparation for Friday's 11:30 a.m. game vs. #14 Florida (22-8). The Gators' Matt Bonner and Udonis Haslem were honorable-mention picks as well.
All-America Men's Basketball Team
By The Associated Press
Jason Williams, Duke, 6-2, 195, junior, 21.7 ppg, 5.4 apg, 2.1 steals (72 first-place votes, 360 total points).
Drew Gooden, Kansas, 6-10, 230, junior, 20.4 ppg, 11.3 rpg, .510 fg pct. (70, 356).
Steve Logan, Cincinnati, 6-1, 198, senior, 22.0 ppg, 5.2 apg, .869 ft pct. (52, 313).
Juan Dixon, Maryland, 6-3, 164, senior, 19.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, .903 ft pct., 2.7 steals (48, 301).
Dan Dickau, Gonzaga, 6-1, 189, senior, 20.6 ppg, 4.9 apg, .477 3-pt fg pct., .881 ft pct. (29, 248).
Mike Dunleavy, Duke, 6-9, 220, junior, 17.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.3 steals (21, 193).
Sam Clancy, Southern Cal, 6-7, 240, senior, 19.0 ppg, 9.5 rpg (12, 151).
Casey Jacobsen, Stanford, 6-6, 210, junior, 22.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.6 apg (11, 151).
David West, Xavier, 6-8, 232, junior, 18.5 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 2.5 blocks, .541 fg pct. (7, 113).
Jared Jeffries, Indiana, 6-10, 215, sophomore, 15.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg (7, 112).
Carlos Boozer, Duke, 6-9, 280, junior, 18.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg, .667 fg pct. (7, 95).
Brandin Knight, Pittsburgh, 6-0, 175, junior, 15.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 7.2 apg, 2.4 steals (4, 83).
Jason Gardner, Arizona, 5-10, 181, junior, 20.5 ppg, 4.5 apg, 1.9 steals, 38.1 minutes (0, 67).
Tayshaun Prince, Kentucky, 6-9, 215, senior, 16.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg (4, 66).
Erwin Dudley, Alabama, 6-8, 240, junior, 15.3 ppg, 8.9 rpg, .561 fg pct. (1, 64).
Tommy Adams, Hampton, Lubos Barton, Valparaiso, Lonny Baxter, Maryland, Troy Bell, Boston College, Steve Blake, Maryland.
Brett Blizzard, N.C.-Wilmington, Matt Bonner, Florida, Curtis Borchardt, Stanford, Caron Butler, Connecticut, Nick Collison, Kansas.
Jason Conley, VMI, Josh Davis, Wyoming, Patrick Doctor, American, Henry Domercant, Eastern Illinois, Corsley Edwards, Central Connecticut State.
Melvin Ely, Fresno State, Jason Erickson, Montana State, Reggie Evans, Iowa, T.J. Ford, Texas, Jerry Green, UC Irvine.
Lynn Greer, Temple, Rod Grizzard, Alabama, Anthony Grundy, North Carolina State, Rylan Hainje, Butler, Udonis Haslem, Florida.
Jarvis Hayes, Georgia, Paul Haynes, Grambling State, Kirk Hinrich, Kansas, Frederick Jones, Oregon, Jason Kapono, UCLA.
Kyle Korver, Creighton, Greg Lewis, Winthrop, John Linehan, Providence, Chris Marcus, Western Kentucky, Keith McLeod, Bowling Green.
Ugonna Onyekwe, Pennsylvania, Mario Porter, Rider, McEverett Powers, Texas-San Antonio, Hollis Price, Oklahoma, Luke Recker, Iowa.
Luke Ridenour, Oregon, Hector Romero, New Orleans, Kareem Rush, Missouri, Predrag Savovic, Hawaii, Preston Shumpert, Syracuse.
Darius Songaila, Wake Forest, T.J. Sorrentine, Vermont, Thomas Terrell, Georgia State, Dwyane Wade, Marquette, Dajuan Wagner, Memphis, Luke Walton, Arizona, Frank Williams, Illinois.