Ross Named Honorable Mention All-American
DALLAS (SMU) - SMU basketball standout Quinton Ross has been named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, the news organization announced today.
Ross, a senior guard from Dallas, led SMU to a 17-13 record in 2002-03, including 11 conference wins on the year, the most for a Mustang squad since 1992-93 when the Ponies won 12 Southwest Conference games to win the SWC and advance to the NCAA Tournament, and the No. 2 seed in the WAC Tournament, the Ponies? highest seeding in a conference tournament in 10 years.
The 6-6 swingman finished his career with 1,761 points to rank fourth on the SMU scoring list, averaging a Western Athletic Conference-best 20.3 points and 6.4 rebounds en route to WAC Player of the Year and All-WAC Tournament honors as a senior.
SMU's last consensus All-American was Jon Koncak, who earned second-team honors in 1984-85.
Men's NCAA AP All-America Teams
First team - David West, Xavier; T.J. Ford, Texas; Josh Howard, Wake Forest; Nick Collison, Kansas; Dwyane Wade, Marquette.
Second team - Hollis Price, Oklahoma; Carmelo Anthony, Syracuse; Kyle Korver, Creighton; Troy Bell, Boston College; Jason Gardner, Arizona.
Third team - Brian Cook, Illinois; Reece Gaines, Louisville; Kirk Hinrich, Kansas; Keith Bogans; Ron Slay, Tennessee.
Honorable Mention (In alphabetical order) - Mario Austin, Mississippi State; Marcus Banks, UNLV; Steve Blake, Maryland; Brett Blizzard, North Carolina-Wilmington; Matt Bonner, Florida; Jermaine Boyette, Weber State; Gregory Burks, Prairie View A&M; Torrey Butler, Coastal Carolina; Matt Carroll, Notre Dame; Donald Cole, Sam Houston State; Taylor Coppenrath, Vermont; Ike Diogu, Arizona State; Ruben Douglas, New Mexico; Luis Flores, Manhattan; Branduinn Fullove, UC Santa Barbara; Antonio Gates, Kent State; Willie Green, Detroit; Jermaine Hall, Wagner; Jarvis Hayes, Georgia; Mike Helms, Oakland, Mich.; Dahntay Jones, Duke; Chris Kaman, Central Michigan; Brandin Knight, Pittsburgh; Ricky Minard, Morehead State; James Moore, New Mexico State; Jameer Nelson, Saint Joseph's; Emeka Okafor, Connecticut; Ugonna Onyekwe, Pennsylvania; Kirk Penney, Wisconsin; Luke Ridnour, Oregon; Quinton Ross, Southern Methodist; Joe Shipp, California; Adam Sonn, Belmont; Blake Stepp, Gonzaga; Mike Sweetney, Georgetown; Chris Thomas, Notre Dame; Luke Walton, Arizona; Patrick Whearty, Holy Cross; Troy Wheless, College of Charleston; Ron Williamson, Howard.