Motum named second team All-Pac-12, POW

BROCK MOTUM

THERE'S LONG BEEN the argument that the highest postseason honors are reserved for the players on the teams with the best win-loss records, and not necessarily for the best players themselves. That argument will likely be revisited, as Washington State senior Brock Motum was named second team All-Pac-12 on Monday.

Motum finished the season second in scoring in the Pac-12 at 18.4 ppg.

Despite continual double-teams, he was the model of consistency, scoring in double figures every game this season.

He has five double-doubles this season, including one in each of the last two games. With 6.5 rebounds per game, Motum ranks 16th in the conference, while he's fifth in minutes played with 35.2 minutes per game.

It is his second-consecutive all-league honor. Last season Motum was named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player and first team All-Pac-12.

After leading the Cougs to wins over UCLA and USC to end the regular season, Motum also won the final Player of the Week award in the Pac-12, his second POW award of the season. Against the L.A. schools, he averaged 25.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, two assists and one block in the two wins.

In WSU's final regular season game against USC, Motum moved into fifth on the WSU all-time career scoring list and now has 1,502 points. Motum's 569 points this season ranks eighth on the single-season list. This season Motum also became just the 12th Cougar to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds in his career -- he has 538 career rebounds.

Last season Motum was named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player and first team All-Pac-12.

This year he became the ninth Cougar to earn second team all-conference honors and it marks the 14th time a WSU student-athlete has earned the accolades. He joins Jim McKean, Don Collins and Kyle Weaver as the four Cougars to earn both first team and second team all-conference honors in their careers. WSU has had a representative on one of the first two all-conference teams each of the last seven seasons.

Motum and the Cougars continue their season at the Pac-12 Tournament as the No. 11 seed. They take on sixth-seeded Washington, Wednesday, March 13 at 8:30 p.m. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena at Las Vegas. (TV: Pac-12 Networks.)

ALL-PAC-12 TEAM FIRST TEAM
Jahii Carson (ASU), G ,Fr., 5-10, 160 - Mesa, Ariz. (Mesa HS)
Allen Crabbe (CAL), G, Jr., 6-6, 205 - Los Angeles, Calif. (Price HS)
Spencer Dinwiddie (COLO), G, So., 6-6, 190 - Woodland Hills, Calif. (Taft HS)
Larry Drew II (UCLA), G, Sr., 6-2, 180 - Encino, Calif. (North Carolina)
Solomon Hill (ARIZ), F, Sr., 6-7, 220 - Los Angeles, Calif. (Fairfax HS)
Mark Lyons (ARIZ), G, Sr., 6-1, 200 - Schenectady, N.Y. (Xavier)
Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA), G/F, Fr., 6-6, 225 - Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman HS)
Dwight Powell (STAN), F, Jr., 6-9, 225 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada (IMG Academy)
André Roberson (COLO), F, Jr., 6-7, 210 - San Antonio, Texas (Wagner HS)
E.J. Singler (ORE), F, Sr., 6-6, 215 - Medford, Ore. (South Medford HS)

SECOND TEAM
Kyle Anderson (UCLA), G, Fr., 6-9, 235 - Fairview, N.J. (St. Anthony HS)
Justin Cobbs (CAL), G, Jr., 6-2, 195 - Los Angeles, Calif. (Minnesota)
Carrick Felix (ASU), G/F, Sr., 6-6, 197 - Goodyear, Ariz. (College of Southern Idaho)
Brock Motum (WSU), F, Sr., 6-10, 230 - Brisbane, Australia (Australia Institute of Sport)
C.J. Wilcox (WASH), G, Jr., 6-5, 195 - Pleasant Grove, Utah (Pleasant Grove HS)

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Jio Fontan (USC, Sr., G), Arsalan Kazemi (ORE, Sr., F), Roberto Nelson (OSU, Jr., G), Jason Washburn (UTAH, Sr., C), Eric Wise (USC, Sr., F).

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Name (School), Pos., Yr., Ht., Wt. - Hometown (Last School)
Kyle Anderson (UCLA), G, 6-9, 235 - Fairview, N.J. (St. Anthony HS)
Jahii Carson (ASU), G, 5-10, 160 - Mesa, Ariz. (Mesa HS)
Damyean Dotson (ORE), G, 6-5, 200 - Houston, Texas (Yates HS)
Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA), G/F, 6-6, 225 - Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman HS)
Josh Scott (COLO), F, 6-10, 215 - Monument, Colo. (Lewis-Palmer HS)

All-Freshman Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Jordan Adams (UCLA, G), Kaleb Tarczewski (ARIZ, C).

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Jordan Bachynski (ASU), C, Jr., 7-2, 257 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Centennial HS)
Carrick Felix (ASU), G/F, Sr., 6-6, 197 - Goodyear, Ariz. (College of Southern Idaho)
Josh Huestis (STAN), F, Jr., 6-7, 225 - Great Falls, Mont. (C.M. Russell HS)
Arsalan Kazemi (ORE), F, Sr., 6-7, 222 - Esfahan, Iran (Patterson HS)
André Roberson (COLO), F, Jr., 6-7, 210 - San Antonio, Texas (Wagner HS)
All-Defensive Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Nick Johnson (ARIZ, So., G), Eric Moreland (OSU, So., F)

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Allen Crabbe, California
CO-FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Jahii Carson, Arizona State; Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: André Roberson, Colorado
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dwight Powell, Stanford
John Wooden COACH OF THE YEAR: Dana Altman, Oregon

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