March 7, 2007
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -
Virginia junior guard Sean Singletary is one of 22 players listed on the ballot for the 2006-07 Wooden All-America Team and Wooden Award Player of the Year as announced by the John R. Wooden Award Committee. The Wooden Award is presented to the nation's top collegiate basketball player. The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 7, live during a national telecast on CBS from The Los Angeles Athletic Club.
Singletary, 6-0, earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors this season, marking the second consecutive year he has garnered the award. Singletary leads the Cavaliers in scoring (544, 18.8 ppg.), assists (134, 4.6 apg.), steals (36, 1.24 spg.) and average minutes played a game (958, 33.0 mpg.). He ranks fourth in the ACC in scoring, second in free throw percentage (.884, 167-189), second in three-point field goals (75, 2.59 pg), sixth in assists, and 10th in minutes played.
Singletary has scored in double figures in 19 consecutive games and has tallied 20 or more points in a game 12 times this season. He was named the ACC Player of the Week in consecutive weeks on Jan. 2 and Jan. 8.
A panel of over 1,000 voters comprised of sports media members and college basketball experts from around the nation will have until Monday, March 26 to cast their ballot for both the 10-member All-America Team and Wooden Award recipient. The 10-player Wooden Award All-America Team will be announced on Tuesday, March 27.
For the first time in Wooden Award history, college basketball fans will be able to cast their vote for the Wooden Award Player of the Year. All fan votes will be tabulated and counted as one ballot towards the actual final tally. Fans have the option of voting on WoodenAward.com or by text messaging from their cell phones.
The 22 players on the Wooden Award ballot are: Arron Afflalo (UCLA), Mario Boggan (Oklahoma State), Corey Brewer (Florida), Aaron Brooks (Oregon), Glen Davis (LSU), Jared Dudley (Boston College), Kevin Durant (Texas), Nick Fazekas (Nevada), A.J. Graves (Butler), Aaron Gray (Pittsburgh), Taurean Green (Florida), Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), Jarrius Jackson (Texas Tech), Acie Law (Texas A&M), Chris Lofton (Tennessee), Drew Neitzel (Michigan State), Joakim Noah (Florida), Greg Oden (Ohio State), Brandon Rush (Kansas), Sean Singletary (Virginia), Al Thornton (Florida State), Alando Tucker (Wisconsin).