Farmar Named Freshman Of Year

Bruin point guard <b>Jordan Farmar</b> was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year on Monday, while senior forward Dijon Thompson is named First Team All Pac-10.

UCLA guard Jordan Farmar was named the 2005 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year by a vote of the league coaches on Monday. He is the first Bruin since Jason Kapono in 2000 to win it.

Farmar was also selected as an Honorable Mention All Pac-10 pick.

Farmar, the leading scorer among freshman in the conference (13.5) and second in assists (5.3) was the only frosh to be selected as Pac-10 Player of the Week this season.

Senior forward Dijon Thompson, the third leading scorer (18.2) and rebounder (8.1) in the Pac-10, was named to the All Pac-10 Team as well. It it is the first time Thompson has been selected to the First Team, after being an Honorable Mention pick the past two years.

Joining Farmar on the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team is backcourt mate Arron Afflalo. Both Farmar and Afflalo have started all 27 games for the Bruins on the year. Afflalo, third on the Bruins in scoring (11.0) was one of the best defensive players in the conference this year.

Fellow freshman Josh Shipp was named an Honorable Mention All-Freshman selection, after averaging 9 points a game. In Pac-10 play, Shipp led all freshman in rebounding with a 5.1 average.

Arizona State forward Ike Diogu was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year and former Bruin assistant and current Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar, was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year.

All Pac-10 Team:
Ike Diogu ASU F/C Jr. 6-8 250 Garland, Texas
Channing Frye ARIZ C Sr. 6-11 248 Phoenix, Ariz.
Dan Grunfeld STAN G Jr. 6-6 215 River Hills, Wis.
Chris Hernandez STAN G Jr. 6-2 190 Fresno, Calif.
Thomas Kelati WSU G Sr. 6-5 194 Walla Walla, Wash.
David Lucas OSU F Sr. 6-8 246 Tigard, Ore.
Nate Robinson WASH G Jr. 5-9 180 Seattle, Wash.
Tre Simmons WASH G Sr. 6-5 195 Seattle, Wash.
Salim Stoudamire ARIZ G Sr. 6-1 179 Portland, Ore.
Dijon Thompson UCLA G/F Sr. 6-7 198 Inglewood, Calif.

Honorable Mention (also receiving votes):
Hassan Adams (ARIZ, Jr., F)
Aaron Brooks (ORE, So., G)
Will Conroy (WASH, Sr., G)
Nick DeWitz (OSU, Jr., F)
Jordan Farmar (UCLA, Fr., G)
Matt Haryasz (STAN, Jr., F)
Brandon Roy (WASH, Jr., G)

Pac-10 All Freshman Team
Arron Afflalo UCLA G 6-5 200 Compton, Calif.
Jordan Farmar UCLA G 6-2 180 Van Nuys, Calif.

Malik Hairston ORE G 6-6 200 Detroit, Mich.
Gabe Pruitt USC G 6-4 170 Los Angeles, Calif.
Bryce Taylor ORE G 6-5 200 Encino, Calif.

Honorable Mention
Robbie Cowgill (WSU, C)
Sasa Cuic (OSU, F/C)
Derrick Low (WSU, G)
Josh Shipp (UCLA, G/F)
Joel Smith (WASH, G/F)
Nick Young (USC, G/F)

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