Harris, Brown Chosen for Big Ten Postseason Awards
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PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Sophomore guard Dion Harris (Detroit, Mich./Redford HS) of the University of Michigan men's basketball team was named All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention today (Tuesday, March 8) by the Big Ten coaches and the media, while junior Graham Brown (Mio, Mich./Mio-AuSable HS) was among the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honorees.

 
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With injuries to the Wolverines perimeter limiting the bench, Harris balanced an altered role of playing both the point and the off-guard in his second season. Playing in all 30 games with 29 starts, he is averaging a career-high 14.2 points a game, with career highs in rebounds (2.8), assists (3.5) and steals (1.1). While playing 36.4 minutes per game, he scored in double figures in 23 of 30 games and had seven games with 20 or more points, including four of his last seven.

After missing nine games to injury this season, Brown, who was one of three captains for the Wolverines, continued to show his solid play for the Wolverines in his third season, averaging 5.7 points and a career-high 5.3 rebounds. He is shooting 56.5 percent from the field and a career-best 66.7 percent from the free throw line. He recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds at Penn State (Jan. 15, 2005).

The Wolverines (13-17, 4-12 Big Ten) will open the 2005 Big Ten Tournament in Chicago as the No. 9 seed and face No. 8 seed Northwestern in the first round Thursday (March 10) at 11 a.m. CST on ESPN. The winner will go on to face No. 1 seed Illinois in the second round Friday (March 11) at 11 a.m. CST on ESPN.


2004-05 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Awards

Coaches Selections

FIRST TEAM
Dee Brown, Illinois*
Luther Head, Illinois
Deron Williams, Illinois
Vincent Grier, Minnesota
Mike Wilkerson, Wisconsin*

SECOND TEAM
Greg Brunner, Iowa
Bracey Wright, Indiana
Maurice Ager, Michigan State
Terrence Dials, Ohio State
Carl Landry, Purdue

THIRD TEAM
James Augustine, Illinois
Alan Anderson, Michigan State
Paul Davis, Michigan State
Vedran Vukusic, Northwestern
Alando Tucker, Wisconsin

HONORABLE MENTION
Dion Harris, Michigan
Roger Powell, Jr., Illinois
D.J. White, Indiana
Adam Haluska, Iowa
Jeff Horner, Iowa
Shannon Brown, Michigan State
Jeff Hagen, Minnesota

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Robert Vaden, Indiana
D.J. White, Indiana
Drew Netizel, Michigan State
Dan Coleman, Minnesota
Geary Claxton, Penn State

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dee Brown, Illinois

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
D.J. White, Indiana

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dee Brown, Illinois

BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP HONOREES
Graham Brown, Michigan
Roger Powell Jr., Illinois
Mike Roberts, Indiana
Greg Brunner, Iowa
Chris Hill, Michigan State
Brent Lawson, Minnesota
Davor Duvancic, Northwestern
Matt Marinkchick, Ohio State
Kevin Fellows, Penn State
Andrew Ford, Purdue
Mike Wilkerson, Wisconsin

* unanimous selection
  Media Selections

FIRST TEAM
Dee Brown, Illinois
Luther Head, Illinois
Deron Williams, Illinois
Bracey Wright, Indiana
Mike Wilkerson, Wisconsin

SECOND TEAM
Greg Brunner, Iowa
Alan Anderson, Michigan State
Vincent Grier, Minnesota
Terrence Dials, Ohio State
Carl Landry, Purdue

THIRD TEAM
James Augustine, Illinois
Maurice Ager, Michigan State
Paul Davis, Michigan State
Vedran Vukusic, Northwestern
Alando Tucker, Wisconsin

HONORABLE MENTION
Dion Harris, Michigan
Roger Powell Jr., Illinois
D.J. White, Indiana
Adam Haluska, Iowa
Jeff Horner, Iowa
Jeff Hagen, Minnesota
Aaron Johnson, Penn State

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dee Brown, Illinois

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
D.J. White, Indiana

COACH OF THE YEAR
Bruce Weber, Illinois

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423


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