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Brooks Sets Tone for Pac-12 Play

The Pac-12 Conference today announced that Dillon Brooks has been named the Player of the Year. Brooks finished the regular season scoring 16.0 points per game despite missing four regular season games. Also honored was Jordan Bell, who was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Bell averaged 7.0 rebounds per game and recorded a total of 31 blocked shots.

Brooks missed two games at the beginning of the season due to off-season foot surgery but came back strong and became the dominant player in the conference. His heroics included game winning shots against Tennessee in overtime, UCLA and California.

At times Brooks appeared to be unstoppable and his on-floor leadership was apparent as the Ducks won the regular season Pac-12 Championship and for the second season in a row drew the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament that will be played this week in Las Vegas.

On the defensive side, no one was as dominant as Bell with not only his tough inside rebounding but his shot blocking. Bell and teammate Chris Boucher combined for a total of 72 blocked shots this season making them one of the most formidable rim protectors in the college basketball.

Boucher and Tyler Dorsey were honorable mentions to the All-Pac-12 Team. 

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