LOS ANGELES, Calif. C Rising junior Daniel Horton (Cedar Hill, Texas, Cedar Hill HS) of the University of Michigan men's basketball team has been named one of the Top 50 Preseason Candidates for the 2004-05 Wooden Award All-American Team. Horton is among five Big Ten players selected to the honor. Joining Horton are Illinois' Dee Brown and Deron Williams, Indiana's Bracey Wright and Michigan State's Paul Davis from the Big Ten.
Horton, the 2004 NIT Most Valuable Player, averaged 12.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and a career-best 1.8 steals per game helping the Wolverines to their first 20-win season in six years and the 2004 NIT championship.
Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award is the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball. Only returning players are eligible for the Preseason Team, although transfers and freshmen as well as other players who excel throughout the season will be evaluated and considered for the Midseason Top 30 list and the National Ballot.
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