Brandon Ewing Selected All-District VIII by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association

March 19, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

For the third consecutive season, the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) recently selected Wyoming senior Brandon Ewing as an All-District VIII performer.  Ewing also received the honor following his sophomore and junior seasons.

The USBWA names nine all-region teams from across the country. The teams are based on voting by the USBWA's national membership. District VIII consists of schools in the states of Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and Montana.

For Ewing, a Chicago, Ill. native, this marks the third postseason honor that he has received this year. He was also named First Team All-Mountain West Conference by the league's coaches and media, thus becoming the first player in MWC history to garner all-conference honors four times. He was also named Second Team All-District 17 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

This season, Ewing leads the MWC in both scoring and assists with 18.5 points per game and 5.03 assists per game. He is on pace to become the first player in MWC history to lead the league in both categories in one season. Ewing also looks to be a lock to become the first player in MWC history to lead the league in scoring three times, as he was also the best scorer in the conference as a sophomore and junior.

On the season, Ewing scored in double-figures in 31 of 33 games, while reaching the 20-point plateau 16 times. In his career, Ewing scored in double-figures 107 times and scored 20 or more points 51 times.

Ewing ends his Wyoming career as the school's career leader in free-throws made, free-throws attempted, three-pointers made, three-pointers attempted and games started. He ranks second in school history in scoring and assists. He also ranks third in steals, third in attempted field goals and sixth in made field goals.

USBWA District VII Awards
Player of the Year
Luke Nevill, Utah

Coach of the Year
Stew Morrill, Utah State

All-District Team
Luke Babbitt, Nevada
Lee Cummard, BYU
Tony Danridge, New Mexico
Brandon Ewing, Wyoming
Jimmer Fredette, BYU
Cory Higgins, Colorado
Mac Hopson, Idaho
Anthony Johnson, Montana
Luke Nevill, Utah
Gary Wilkinson, Utah State