Ohio State freshman Greg Oden listens to a question. Oden, a sure-fire lottery pick, insisted he wanted to go to college even before an NCAA rule banned high school seniors from entering the league.
Florida's Corey Brewer, left, and teammate Taurean Green participate in a press conference Sunday in the Georgia Dome. Brewer and Green are two of the Gators' starting five, which is intact from last year's championship team.
Wellsville ¢ 6-6 ¢ Forward ¢ Jr.
Wright continued a strong family lineage, following up on brother Kyle's first-team selection last season with his own nod in 2007. He was the second-leading scorer in the area at 19 points per game and added 9 rebounds per contest, shooting 53.3 percent from the field.
Baldwin ¢ 6-0 ¢ Guard ¢ Sr.
Wieden took on the primary scoring role at shooting guard for a Bulldogs squad that came up just three points shy of advancing to this year's Class 4A state tournament, averaging 16.5 points per game. He shot 51 percent from the field, including 38 percent beyond the arc.
Ottawa ¢ 5-11 ¢ Guard ¢ Jr.
Moore made a smooth transition as the new point guard responsible for running this year's version of the Cyclones' up-tempo offense, averaging 10.4 points and 7.1 assists per game. He also shot 44 percent from beyond the three-point line and had 63 steals.
Eudora ¢ 6-3 ¢ Forward ¢ Jr.
On a team full of experienced senior leaders and balanced scorers, Boyer stood out for the Cardinals, averaging 16 points and seven rebounds per game while providing a strong presence on the low blocks. He shot 54 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free-throw line.
Toot experienced immediate success in his rookie campaign guiding the Bulldogs, leading them to a 17-6 mark and a spot in the Class 4A sub-state finals, where they fell just three points shy of upsetting heavily favored Kansas City Piper for a berth in the 4A state tournament.
Ottawa ¢ 6-5 ¢ Forward ¢ Sr.
The lone returning starter for the Cyclones, Ojeleye took the opportunity to become a go-to scorer and ran with it, averaging an area-best 26.5 points per game, while also pulling down 12.6 rebounds per night. He had nine games of 30-plus points and 18 double-doubles.
North Carolina players, from left, Meghan Austin, Christina Dewitt and Iman McFarland watch the waning moments of the Tar Heels' semifinal loss. Tennessee won, 56-50, Sunday in Cleveland and advanced to Tuesday's championship game against Rutgers.
St. Louis' Yadier Molina shatters his bat as he connects with the ball. The Cardinals fell to the Mets, 6-1, in the major-league baseball season opener Sunday in St. Louis.
Iranian police officers scuffle with protesters as they try to prevent them from entering the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran. Sunday's protest called for the expulsion of the British ambassador because of the standoff over Iran's capture of 15 British sailors and marines.
Future Jayhawk cheerleader Ashtyn Oswald, 9, attends Late Night in the Phog 2006. She is the daughter of Jeffrey and Caren Oswald, Lawrence. AshytnÃ¢ÂÂs grandmother, Dick and Rosemarye Oswald, submitted the picture. Got a shot for Friends & Neighbors? Send it, along with your name, phone number, residence, and children's ages, to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044, or go online at www.ljworld.com.
Barbara Lehmann, president of the Dodge Flower neighborhood association in Tucson, Ariz., listens to a presenter in a crime prevention workshop. Lehmann's group is active in fighting methamphetamine use in the neighborhood.
Pope Benedict XVI, right, holds a curled palm frond during an open-air Palm Sunday Mass celebrated in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem, and is the start of the church's Holy Week. The celebration this year includes a ceremony today that is a key step for beatification of Pope John Paul II.
State Senator Marcie Francisco, left, Jerry Sipe, and Dianna Henry mingle before the Appropriate Technology Center and Collective reunion at the South Park Recreation Center on Sunday. Members got together to reminisce about their efforts promoting self-reliance in food, health and energy.
A tearful Darren Soto, left, listens as Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, of New York, thanks him for his introduction during a campaign stop on Saturday in east Orlando, Fla. Soto, a candidate for the Florida House, became emotional as he was introducing Clinton to the panel. Clinton announced Sunday that she had amassed a war chest of $36 million, shattering previous records.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, center, held by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, has his hair cut off by Donald Trump, left, and Bobby Lashley, right, after Lashley defeated Umaga at Wrestlemania 23 Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit.