Pac-12 Hoops Announces All-Conference Honors

On Monday after the regular season schedule came to an end for the Pac-12, they announced their All-Conference performers and teams.

Four Arizona Wildcats were honored among these lists. Freshman Stanley Johnson becomes the second Wildcat in as many years to win the Freshman of the Year award after heย averaged a team-leading 13.9 points, which was most among all Pac-12 freshmen, and 6.6 rebounds per game. He was also named to the All-Freshman team Sophomore Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Senior T.J. McConnell were named first team all-conference and all-defense and Junior Brandon Ashley was named Honorable Mention All-Conference.

Arizona State had two players honored on Monday. Freshman Tra Holder was named to the All-Freshman team in a year where he was arguably the most improved player in the Pac-12 from where he was from the start of conference play until the end of it. Senior Shaquille McKissic was named Honorable Mention All-Conference and All-Defense as well.

Oregon was one of the best stories over the course of the season after what the program went through dismissing three players due to a sexual assault situation. Dana Altman is undoubtedly deserving of rallying the troops and Joe Young was the leader of this team on the floor that has worked themselves up to the second seed in the conference. Next to Arizona, they are the hottest team in the conference going into this week’s Pac-12 Tournament.

The complete list of Pac-12 Honors are as follows:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Joseph Young, Oregon
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Stanley Johnson, Arizona
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gary Payton II, Oregon State
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Josh Hawkinson, Washington State
JOHN R. WOODEN COACH OF THE YEAR: Dana Altman, Oregon

ALL-PAC-12
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizonaย 
Stanley Johnson, Arizona
DaVontรฉ Lacy, Washington State
T.J. McConnell, Arizona
Gary Payton II, Oregon State
Norman Powell, UCLA
Chasson Randle, Stanford
Tyrone Wallace, California
Delon Wright, Utah
Joseph Young, Oregon

SECOND TEAM
Askia Booker, Colorado
Elgin Cook, Oregon
Kevon Looney, UCLA
Brandon Taylor, Utah
Nigel Williams-Goss, Washington

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Bryce Alford (UCLA), Brandon Ashley (ARIZ), Anthony Brown (STAN), Josh Hawkinson (WSU), Shaquielle McKissic (ASU), Stefan Nastic (STAN)

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Jordan Bell, Oregon
Dillon Brooks, Oregon
Tra Holder, Arizona State
Stanley Johnson, Arizona
Kevon Looney, UCLA
Jordan McLaughlin, USC
Jakob Poeltl, Utah

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Jordan Bell, Oregon
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona
T.J. McConnell, Arizona
Gary Payton II, Oregon State
Delon Wright, Utah

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Shaquielle McKissic (ASU), Norman Powell (UCLA), Brandon Taylor (Utah)

THE VOTE: According to the Pac-12, Coach of the Year, All-Conference, All-Freshman, All-Defensive teams and Most Improved Player are voted on byย the coaches. Coaches are not permitted to vote for themselves or their own players for the honors.