Two Bruins Make All-Pac-12 Teams

Mar. 9 -- Norman Powell and Kevon Looney were named to the all-Pac-12 teams, announced today...

UCLA's Release:

NORMAN POWELL, KEVON LOONEY SECURE ALL-PAC-12 TEAM ACCOLADES

Senior guard Norman Powell earns first-team All-Pac-12 acclaim

 

SAN FRANCISCO – UCLA senior guard Norman Powell has earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors while freshman forward Kevon Looney has been named a second-team All-Pac-12 selection, as announced by the conference on Monday.

 

In addition, sophomore guard Bryce Alford has secured honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors. Looney has been named as one of seven Pac-12 All-Freshmen Team selections.

 

Powell, named an honorable mention Pac-12 All-Defensive Team selection for the second straight year, averaged a team-leading 16.3 points per game, the sixth-highest average in the Pac-12. He scored in double figures in 26 of 31 games and notched at least 20 points in 13 games. Powell has played in all 136 games for UCLA over the last four seasons, the fifth-highest games played total in program history.

 

Looney, a 6-foot-9 forward from Milwaukee, Wis., has averaged 12.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game and has started in all 31 contests. He has totaled 14 double-doubles, the second-highest total among Pac-12 players and the highest double-double total of any freshman in the country. Looney’s 14 double-doubles are the most by any Pac-12 freshman since UCLA’s Kevin Love had 23 in 2007-08.

 

Looney and Arizona’s Stanley Johnson (first team) are the only two freshmen in the conference named among the 10 first-team or five second-team selections.

 

Alford, a 6-foot-3 guard from Albuquerque, N.M., has registered 15.3 points and 5.1 assists per game and has started all 31 contests. He is one of just two players in the Pac-12 (along with Washington’s Nigel Williams-Goss) to ranked among the top 10 in scoring and top five in assists per game. Alford has scored in double figures in 26 of 31 games, scoring at least 20 points in seven games.

 

The All-Pac-12 Team consists of 10 first-team selections and five second-team selections with honorable mention candidates having received at least three votes. The All-Freshmen and All-Defensive teams include five players each.

 

Oregon guard Joseph Young secured Pac-12 Player of the Year honors, while Arizona forward Stanley Johnson captured Pac-12 Freshman of the Year accolades. Oregon State guard Gary Payton II was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, and Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Oregon head coach Dana Altman was named the Pac-12’s John Wooden Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons.

 

FIRST TEAM

Name                                 School    Pos      Yr      Ht      Wt        Hometown (Last School)

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson      ARIZ        F          So.    6-7     215       Chester, Pa. (Chester HS)

Stanley Johnson                 ARIZ        F          Fr.     6-6     225       Fullerton, Calif. (Mater Dei HS)

DaVonté Lacy                     WSU        G          Sr.     6-4     215       Tacoma, Wash. (Curtis HS)

T.J. McConnell                    ARIZ        G          Sr.     6-1     195       Pittsburgh, Pa. (Duquesne)

Gary Payton II                     OSU        G          Jr.     6-3     175       Las Vegas, Nev. (Salt Lake CC)

Norman Powell                    UCLA       G          Sr.     6-4     215       San Diego, Calif. (Lincoln HS)

Chasson Randle                  STAN       G          Sr.     6-2     185       Rock Island, Ill. (Rock Island HS)

Tyrone Wallace                    CAL         G          Jr.     6-5     200       Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield HS)

Delon Wright                       UTAH       G          Sr.     6-5     178       Lawndale, Calif. (City College of San Francisco)

Joseph Young                    ORE        G          Sr.     6-2     185       Houston, Texas (Houston)

 

SECOND TEAM

Name                                 School    Pos      Yr      Ht      Wt        Hometown (Last School)

Askia Booker                      COLO      G          Sr.     6-2     175       Los Angeles, Calif. (Price HS)

Elgin Cook                          ORE        F          Jr.     6-6     206       Milwaukee, Wis. (Northwest Florida State)

Kevon Looney                     UCLA       F          Fr.     6-9     220       Milwaukee, Wis. (Hamilton HS)

Brandon Taylor                    UTAH       G          Jr.     5-10   165       Los Angeles, Calif. (Pacific Hills HS)

Nigel Williams-Goss            WASH     G          So.    6-3     185       Happy Valley, Ore. (Findlay Prep (Nev.))

 

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

 

PAC-12 ALL-FRESHMEN TEAM

Name                                 School    Pos      Ht      Wt     Hometown (Last School)

Jordan Bell                         ORE        F          6-7     190    Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly HS)

Dillon Brooks                      ORE        F          6-5     205    Mississauga, Ont. (Findlay Prep)

Tra Holder                           ASU        G          6-1     180    Los Angeles, Calif. (Brentwood School)

Stanley Johnson                 ARIZ        F          6-6     225    Fullerton, Calif. (Mater Dei HS)

Kevon Looney                     UCLA       F          6-9     220    Milwaukee, Wis. (Hamilton HS)

Jordan McLaughlin              USC        G          6-1     170    Etiwanda, Calif. (Etiwanda HS)

Jakob Poeltl                       UTAH       F          7-0     230    Vienna, Austria (Arkadia Traiskirchen)

 

PAC-12 ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Name                                 School    Pos      Yr      Ht      Wt        Hometown (Last School)

Jordan Bell                         ORE        F          Fr.     6-7     190       Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly HS)

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson      ARIZ        F          So.    6-7     215       Chester, Pa. (Chester HS)

T.J. McConnell                    ARIZ        G          Sr.     6-1     195       Pittsburgh, Pa. (Duquesne)

Gary Payton II                     OSU        G          Jr.     6-3     175       Las Vegas, Nev. (Salt Lake CC)

Delon Wright                       UTAH       G          Sr.     6-5     178       Los Angeles, Calif. (City Coll. of San Francisco)

 

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

 

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

 

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