Mon., March 5, 2012
Brock Motum named first-team All Pac-12, Most Improved
FROM LOS ANGELES -- The Pac-12 has announced its end-of-season awards, and a quartet of WSU selections is highlighted by Brock Motum, who was named first-team all-conference and also won the Pac-12 Most Improved award. We have more on the jump.
This is not a surprising revelation, given the way Motum carried the Cougars this season. He averaged 18.1 points per game -- just behind Jared Cunningham for the Pac-12 scoring crown -- and 6.1 rebounds. Those 18.1 points accounted for 26.5 percent of WSU's total scoring. That's by far the biggest scoring impact a Pac-12 player made on his team this season. Motum is the first WSU player to be named first-team all-conference since ... last season. Klay Thompson, etc. etc. ... Reggie Moore, as we suspected, was named honorable mention after leading the Pac-12 in assists with 5.8 per game. ... DaVonte Lacy didn't make the all-freshman team, but he was an honorable mention for that squad, his late-season swoon likely costing him a spot on the actual team. ... Marcus Capers was named as an honorable mention to the all-defensive team.
Jorge Gutierrez of California was named Pac-12 Player of the Year. Washington's Lorenzo Romar is Coach of the Year. Gutierrez also won Defensive Player of the Year, and UW's Tony Wroten won Freshman of the Year.
Here are the full all-conference teams
First team: G Allen Crabbe, Cal; G Jared Cunningham, Oregon State; G Kyle Fogg, Arizona; G Jorge Gutierrez, Cal; F Solomon Hill, Arizona; G Devoe Joseph, Oregon; F Brock Motum, WSU; F Andre Roberson, Colorado; G Terrence Ross, UW; G Tony Wroten, UW
Second team: G Carlon Brown, Colorado; G Lazeric Jones, UCLA; F Harper Kamp, Cal; F Josh Owens, Stanford; F E.J. Singler, Oregon
Honorable mention: G Justin Cobbs, Cal; G Reggie Moore, WSU; F Jesse Perry, Arizona; G Garrett Sim, Oregon; F David Wear, UCLA; G C.J. Wilcox, UW
All-freshman team: G Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado; G Nick Johnson, Arizona; F David Kravish, Cal; G Chasson Randle, Stanford; G Tony Wroten, UW
Honorable mention: G DaVonte Lacy, WSU; G Josiah Turner, Arizona
All-defensive team: G Jared Cunningham, OSU; G Kyle Fogg, Arizona; G Jorge Gutierrez, Cal; C Aziz N'Diaye, UW; F Andre Roberson, Colorado
Honorable mention: G Marcus Capers, WSU; F Josh Huestus, Stanford; C Tony Woods, Oregon
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