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WSU all over the Pac-12 All-Academic teams

The Washington State men's basketball team had two players earn first team All-Academic honors, and placed two more on the second team.

Josh Hawkinson and Junior Longrus made first team for the first time in their careers (both earned second team honors last season). Furthermore, Ny Redding and Valentine Izundu were placed on the second team, giving WSU four of the 10 available spots on the first two teams. However Redding, a sophomore, left the team shortly after the team's first-round Pac-12 tournament exit.

No other school had more than one player make either first or second team All-Academic.

Here is the complete list:


First Team

Name, School, Yr., GPA, Major

Casey Benson, ORE, SO, 3.47, Journalism

Josh Hawkinson, WSU, JR, 3.30, Business

Junior Longrus, WSU, SR, 3.39, Management Operations/Marketing

Dorian Pickens, STAN, SO, 3.37, Undeclared

Brandon Taylor, UTAH, SR, 3.40, Psycology


Second Team

Name, School, Yr., GPA, Major

Stephen Domingo, CAL, JR, 3.15, Undeclared

Malcolm Duvivier, OSU, JR, 3.11, Business Finance

Valentine Izundu, WSU, RS-JR, 3.13, Social Sciences

Ny Redding, WSU, SO, 3.19, Undeclared

Thomas Welsh, UCLA, SO, 3.18, Undeclared


Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Honorable Mention All-Academic 

Marcus Callen, JR, STAN; Nikola Jovanovic, JR, USC; Sam Singer, JR, CAL.

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