Wise Named to All-Conference USA Squad
March 5, 2001
University of Memphis junior forward Kelly Wise was named Monday to Conference USA's all-league first-team on Monday.
Joining Wise on the first team were South Florida sixth man Altron Jackson, Charlotte freshman Rodney White, Cincinnati guard Steve Logan and Marquette's Brian Wardle as selected by the league's coaches and media.
Wise has led Memphis's resurgence by being one of the most consistent and dominant frontcourt players in the league this season. Teh 6-10 junior leads C-USA with 14 double-doubles this season and is the only player in the league averaging a double-double (14.9 ppg, 10.7 rpg). He was a third-team all-league pick last season.
Jackson has fueled the Bulls off the bench, averaging 19.3 points per game. He has tallied 14, 20-plus point performances and has exceeded 32 points three times this season. Jackson, a second-team all-league performer last year, is the first South Florida player ever named to Conference USA's first team.
White made an immediate impact on C-USA when he became the only player in league history to win Player of the Year honors in his first week of the season. His league-leading 19.6 scoring average includes 10, 20-plus point outings.
Cincinnati's Logo, who helped lead the Bearcats to a share of their sixth straight C-USA regular-season title, has been one of the nation's hottest players over the last 15 games. During that span he has led the Bearcats in scoring 13 times. The 6-0 junior has topped the 20-point mark five times in the last eight games and has a pair of 30-plus point games to his credit as well.
Wardle is the second all-time leading scorer in Conference USA history and fifth in Marquette's record book (1,653). He also ranks among Marquette's top 10 in three-pointers made (192), three-point attempts (541) and free throw percentage (.808).
The Conference USA second team includes Tulane forward LeDaryl Billingsley, center Vandarel Jones of league co-champion Southern Miss, Louisville guard Marques Maybin, South Florida forward B.B. Waldon and guard Maurice Jeffers of Saint Louis.
C-USA's third team is comprised of Marquette point guard Cordell Henry, Cincinnati point guard Kenny Satterfield, DePaul forward Bobby Simmons, Charlotte guard Jobey Thomas and forward David Wall of Southern Miss.