Thursday , Mar , 30 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Redick, Morrison share Player of the Year honors

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Duke guard J.J. Redick and Gonzaga forward
Adam Morrison were named co-Players of the Year by the United States
Basketball Writers Association on Thursday.

The announcement marked the first time in the 50-year history of the
organization that two players shared the award.

The honor is a fitting conclusion to a year that saw Redick and Morrison
establish themselves as the two best players in the collegiate game. Morrison
led the nation in scoring, averaging 28.1 points per game, while Redick
finished right behind, scoring 26.8 points per contest.

Both players ended their storied collegiate careers in tears, with Duke and
Gonzaga both bowing out in the Sweet 16.

Redick and Morrison will be presented with the Oscar Robertson Player of the
Year trophy during a college basketball awards ceremony in Indianapolis on
March 31 at Conseco Fieldhouse.