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March 8, 2010

Pac-10, National awards for Wildcats

Arizona freshman Derrick Williams and senior Nic Wise were recipients of conference and national awards on Monday.

Wise was named to the first-team All Pac-10. It's his first honor to the Pac-10's first-team, as he made second team all-conference as a junior.

Williams was named first team All Pac-10, Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and made the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team. He was also named to the Sporting News All-Freshman Team.

Williams is the sixth Wildcat to be named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, joining Sean Elliott (1986), Mike Bibby (1997), Michael Wright (1999), Salim Stoudamire (2002) and Chase Budinger (2007).

Here is the complete list of Pac-10 award winners:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jerome Randle, California
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Derrick Williams, Arizona
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Seth Tarver, Oregon State
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nikola Vucevic, USC
COACH OF THE YEAR: Herb Sendek, Arizona State

FIRST TEAM

Name Pos. Year Hometown

Ty Abbott, ASU G Jr. Phoenix, ARIZ
Patrick Christopher, CAL G Sr. Compton, Calif.
Landry Fields, STAN G/F Sr. Long Beach, Calif.
Quincy Pondexter, WASH F Sr. Fresno, Calif.
Jerome Randle, CAL G Sr. Chicago, Ill.
Michael Roll, UCLA G Sr. Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Isaiah Thomas, WASH G So. Tacoma, Wash.
Klay Thompson, WSU G So. Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Derrick Williams, ARIZ F Fr. La Mirada, Calif.
Nic Wise, ARIZ G Sr. Houston, Texas

Second Team

Name Pos. Year Hometown

Jamal Boykin, CAL F Sr. Los Angeles, Calif
Jeremy Green, STAN G So. Austin, Texas
Calvin Haynes, OSU G Jr. Reseda, Calif.
Theo Robertson, CAL F Sr. Pittsburg, Calif.
Nikola Vecevic, USC F Sr. La Mirada, Calif.

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): DeAngelo Casto (WSU, So., F), Derek Glasser (ASU, Sr., G), Dwight Lewis (USC, Sr., G), Roeland Schaftenaar (OSU, Sr., F/C), Seth Tarver (OSU, Sr., G/F).

Pac-10 All-Freshmen Team

Name Pos. Ht. Hometown
Tyler Honeycutt, UCLA F 6-9 Los Angeles, Calif
Trent Lockett, ASU G 6-4 Minnetonka, Minn.
Reggie Moore, WSU G 6-2 Seattle, Wash.
Reeves Nelson, UCLA F 6-8 Modesto, Calif.
Derrick Williams, ARIZ F 6-8 La Mirada, Calif.

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): E.J. Singler (ORE, G/F).

Pac-10 All-Defensive Team

Name Pos. Year Hometown
DeAngelo Cato, WSU F So. Spokane, Wash.
Jorge Gutierrez, CAL G So. Chihuahua, Mexico

Justin Holiday, WASH G Jr. Chatsworth, Calif.

Venoy Overton, WASH G Jr. Seattle, Wash.
Seth Tarver, OSU G/F Sr. Portland, Ore.

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Eric Boateng (ASU, Sr., C), Patrick Christopher (CAL, Sr., G), Marcus Johnson (USC, Sr., F), Nikola Vucevic (USC, So., F).

Josh Gershon


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