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More Basketball Honors For Bruce, Diene and Jerrells

Curtis Jerrells was honored as a freshman all-American by CollegeInsider.com.

Curtis Jerrells was honored as a freshman all-American by CollegeInsider.com.

March 7, 2006

WACO, Texas - A trio of Baylor basketball players, Aaron Bruce, Mamadou Diene and Curtis Jerrells, was awarded postseason honors Tuesday. Jerrells was named a Freshman All-American, Aaron Bruce was awarded his second All-Big 12 honorable mention selection and Mamadou Diene was named to a Big 12 All-Freshman team.

Jerrells was selected to the CollegeInsider.com Freshmen All-America Team. The true freshman from Austin, Texas, is Baylor's third Freshman All-American in the last five years, joining teammate Aaron Bruce (2005) and Lawrence Roberts (2002). Jerrells was also named to the Dallas Morning News Big 12 All-Freshman Team. The lefty from Austin, Texas, leads Baylor in scoring (13.1 ppg), assists (3.3 apg), steals (1.4 spg) and minutes (33.2 mpg).

Bruce followed yesterday's all-conference honor with a second All-Big 12 honorable mention honor, this time awarded by the Associated Press. The native Australian is averaging 13.0 points per game and ranks third in the Big 12 in 3-point percentage (43.0%) and fourth in 3-pointers made (2.7 3pg).

Diene, a 7-footer from Senegal, joined Jerrells on the Dallas Morning News Big 12 All-Freshman Team. The redshirt freshman is the Big 12's top shot-blocker and is on pace to be the second-most prolific swatter in Baylor history. Diene averages a league-leading 2.1 blocks per game and is second on the school's career blocks-per-game chart trailing only current Portland Trailblazer Brian Skinner's 3.36 average (1994-98). Diene averages 3.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.

BAYLOR 2006 POSTSEASON HONORS (through March 7)
Aaron Bruce

All-Big 12 team, honorable mention (AP)
All-Big 12 team, honorable mention (coaches)

Mamadou Diene
Big 12 All-Freshman team (Dallas Morning News)

Curtis Jerrells
Freshmen All-America team (CollegeInsider.com)
Big 12 All-Freshman team (media)
Big 12 All-Rookie team (coaches)
Big 12 All-Freshman team (Dallas Morning News)

 

 

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