All-America center Shaquille O'Neal, saying he had as much fun as he could in college basketball, announced yesterday that he was forgoing his senior year at Louisiana State to enter the NBA draft.
O'Neal averaged 24.1 points, 14.0 rebounds and 5.2 blocked shots this season.
West Virginia senior guard Rosemary Kosiorek (Mercy) was named to the 10-member Kodak Women's All-America Basketball team, selected annually on the eve of the NCAA Women's Final Four by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association
Laettner gets Rupp Award
Duke center Christian Laettner was named winner of the Adolph Rupp Award as The Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year. Laettner finished ahead of O'Neal, the 1991 winner. Ohio State's Jim Jackson and Southern Cal's Harold Miner were third and fourth, respectively.