Four Tigers Earn All-Conference USA Honors
March 10, 2008
IRVING, Texas - In a year of records and firsts, the University of Memphis set another when the All-Conference USA teams were announced by the league office on Monday. Four Tigers picked up All-C-USA honors, marking the first time that has occurred in school history.
The four selections marked the third-straight season that the Tigers placed three or more players on the All-C-USA squads. It also marked the seventh time in the John Calipari era (eight years) that multiple Tigers were named to the all-conference teams.
For Douglas-Roberts, it is the second-consecutive year he earned All-C-USA first team honors. He is only the second player in Memphis history to be named to the All-C-USA first team two years, as Kelly Wise was the other Tiger to do so. Douglas-Roberts, a National Player of the Year candidate, leads Memphis in scoring (17.3 ppg) and three-point field goal percentage (44.2), and is ranked among the conference leaders in scoring (6th), field goal percentage (7th) and three-point field goal percentage (2nd).
Rose is the third Tiger freshman under Calipari to earn All-C-USA first team accolades. Dajuan Wagner and Sean Banks also took home All-C-USA first team distinction as freshmen. Rose is second on the team in scoring (14.1 ppg) and leads the squad with 141 assists. The 141 dimes are tied for the third-most by a freshman in Tiger history. The 6-foot-3 guard, who is a Cousy Award finalist, is ranked among C-USA leaders in scoring (9th), field goal percentage (15th), assists (4th), steals (12th) and assist-to-turnover ratio (10th).
Dorsey earned his second-straight All-Conference USA honor, this year on the league's second team. Last year, the 6-foot-9 forward was a first team pick. He leads the team and Conference USA in rebounding (10.0 rpg), and also tops the Tigers with 59 blocked shots and a 65.9 field goal percentage. Dorsey, who is the winningest player in Memphis history, is ranked third in C-USA in blocked shots. During the regular season, Dorsey had seven double-doubles and 15 double-figure rebounding games.
Dozier received the first All-C-USA honor of his career, earning third team distinction. The 6-foot-9 forward is the Tigers' third-leading scorer (9.4 ppg) and second-leading rebounder (6.8 rpg). He is also second on the squad with 59 blocked shots. The Lithonia, Ga., native is ranked among the league leaders in rebounding (5th) and blocked shots (4th). In a win at Houston Jan. 30, Dozier netted a career-high 21 points, and he posted four double-digit rebounding games in C-USA play.
The four All-C-USA picks are the most for a single season in Tiger history. Memphis had three All-C-USA selections in 2006 and 2007, three All-Metro Conference performers in 1982, 1985 and 1986 and three All-Missouri Valley Conference picks in 1972 and 1973.