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Monday, March 30, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Creighton's Woodfox Named AP Honorable-Mention All-American
OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton University senior guard Booker Woodfox has been named an honorable-mention All-American by the Associated Press. That elite honor is one of several honors to go Woodfox's way during the past week.
Woodfox was also named an honorable-mention choice on CollegeInsider.com's Mid-Major All-America team as well as sharing the site's Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year honors.
Woodfox is Creighton's first player to receive postseason honors from the Associated Press since Kyle Korver was a second-team selection following the 2002-03 season. The AP All-America team features three teams of five players, including a first-team of Blake Griffin (Oklahoma), Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), DeJuan Blair (Pittsburgh), James Harden (Arizona State) and Stephen Curry (Davidson). Forty-one other men earned honorable-mention accolades, including Woodfox. Woodfox was the only representative from the Missouri Valley Conference.
The CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major All-America team consisted of 25 men, while 12 others earned honorable-mention plaudits. Woodfox joins Anthony Tolliver and Nate Funk (both 2007) representing Creighton's recent honorees on the site's Mid-Major All-America squad.
The CollegeInsider.com site also produces an honor roll for each conference where it names its Player of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year. In the Player of the Year category, Woodfox splits that honor with Illinois State guard Osiris Eldridge.
The awards are the latest in a long line of honors for the Lewisville, Texas native this season. Woodfox was previously named the Larry Bird MVC Player of the Year, first-team all-MVC, three-time MVC Player of the Week, Las Vegas Classic MVP, NABC All-District 16 First Team and chosen to the State Farm MVC All-Tournament Team.
Woodfox averaged 15.8 points per game while also leading Creighton in points (536), field goals (173), three-point field goals (91), free-throw percentage (86.8%) and three-point percentage (47.6%) as Creighton went 27-8 and reached the second-round of the National Invitation Tournament.
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