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March 8, 2010 at 8:41 AM

My Pac-10 all-conference awards

The Pac-10 Conference is expected to release its all-conference awards as early as today. I was told if that if any of the coach’s ballots arrived after Sunday noon deadline, then there’s a chance the announcement would be made Tuesday.
This is my third time taking a crack at the all-conference awards. I made preseason predictions and midway in the conference season took another look.
So here we go again. One last time.
Player of the Year: Quincy Pondexter, Washington
Comment: Most consistent over the past four months. Plus he led UW to 21 wins.
Coach of the Year: Herb Sendek, Arizona State
Comment: No one did more with less. Lost two NBA players and improved in the conference standings.
Freshman of the Year: Derrick Williams, Arizona
Comment: It was a two-man race most of the season until WSU’s Reggie Moore faded in the final weeks.
Defensive Player of the Year: Seth Tarver, Oregon State
Comment: This was the toughest individual award to pick. Reputation carried Tarver.
Most Improved Player of the Year: Landry Fields, Stanford
Comment: Fields averaged 12.6 ppg. last season and a conference best 22.2 this season.
ALL-PAC-10
FIRST TEAM

Ty Abbott, Arizona State
Fields
Pondexter
Jerome Randle, California
Isaiah Thomas, Washington
Comment: The coaches select a 10-player first team, which is much easier.
SECOND TEAM
Patrick Christopher, Cal
Jeremy Green, Stanford
Theo Robertson, Cal
Klay Thompson, Washington State
Williams
Comment: Two Golden Bears chosen from the conference champions.
THIRD TEAM
Calvin Haynes, Oregon State
Dwight Lewis, USC
Michael Roll, UCLA
Tarver
NIc Wise, Arizona
Comment: Haynes and Lewis were locks, but last three spots could have gone to a half dozen players.
ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
DeAngelo Casto, Washington State
Justin Holiday, Washington
Venoy Overton, Washington
Seth Tarver, Oregon State
Nikola Vucevic, USC
Comment: Cal’s Jorge Gutierrez missed too many games to warrant serious consideration.
ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Kevin Parrom, Arizona
Tyler Honeycutt, UCLA
Reggie Moore, Washington State
Reeves Nelson, UCLA
Williams
Comment: Arizona will likely be the early Pac-10 favorites next season.

Comments | Topics: Reggie Moore, UCLA

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