Pac-10 Honors

Head Coach Ben Howland wins the Pac-10 Coach of the Year and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute the Freshman of the Year, with Jordan Farmar and Arron Afflalo making the first-team all-conference...

The Pac-10 Official Release:

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., In a vote of the 10 Conference coaches, WASHINGTON senior guard Brandon Roy has been named the 2005-06 Pacific-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Year, UCLA forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has been named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and Ben Howland of UCLA is the Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The Complete Conference Honors:


-- Hassan Adams ARIZ G Sr. 6-4 220 Los Angeles, Calif. (Westchester HS)
-- Arron Afflalo UCLA G So. 6-5 200 Compton, Calif. (Centennial HS)
-- Jordan Farmar UCLA G So. 6-2 180 Van Nuys, Calif. (Taft HS)
-- Matt Haryasz STAN F Sr. 6-10 230 Page, Ariz. (Page HS)
-- Chris Hernandez STAN G Sr. 6-2 190 Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS)
-- Leon Powe CAL F So. 6-8 240 Oakland, Calif. (Oakland Tech HS)
-- Gabe Pruitt USC G So. 6-4 170 Los Angeles, Calif. (Westchester HS)
-- Brandon Roy WASH G Sr. 6-6 210 Seattle, Wash. (Garfield HS)
-- Ayinde Ubaka CAL G Jr. 6-4 200 Oakland, Calif. (Oakland HS)
-- Nick Young USC G/F So. 6-6 195 Los Angeles, Calif. (Cleveland HS)

Honorable Mention (also receiving votes):

-- Malik Hairston (ORE, So., G)
-- DeVon Hardin (CAL, So., F)
-- Bobby Jones (WASH, Sr., F)
-- Kevin Kruger (ASU, Jr., G)
-- Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (UCLA, Fr., F)
-- Ivan Radenovic (ARIZ, Jr., F)
-- Jamaal Williams (WASH, Sr., F)


-- Jon Brockman WASH F 6-7 245 Snohomish, Wash. (Snohomish HS)
-- Justin Dentmon WASH G 6-0 180 Carbondale, Ill. (The Winchendon School, Mass.)
-- Luc Richard Mbah a Moute UCLA F 6-7 215 Yaounde, Cameroon (Montverde, Fla., Academy)
-- Jeff Pendergraph ASU F 6-10 210 Etwanda, Calif. (Etiwanda HS)
-- Marcus Williams ARIZ F 6-7 205 Seattle, Wash. (Roosevelt HS)

Honorable Mention (also receiving votes):

-- Darren Collison (UCLA, G)
-- Ryan Francis (USC, G)
-- Mitch Johnson (STAN, G)
-- Theo Robertson (CAL, F)

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brandon Roy, Washington
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, UCLA

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – UCLA sophomore guard Arron Afflalo has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 27 - Mar. 5, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Afflalo, from Compton, Calif., led UCLA in scoring at the Bay Area schools to help the Bruins win the Pac-10 regular-season title. On Thursday, Afflalo played in a career-high 43 minutes at California, leading the Bruins with a game-high 25 points, shooting 8-of-16 (.500), including 5-of-9 (.556) from three-point range. He scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, shooting 7-of-11 from the floor. Afflalo also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and added a steal in the 67-58 overtime victory in Berkeley.

On Saturday, Afflalo scored a game-high 16 points on 5-of-7 (.714) shooting, including 3-of-5 (.600) from beyond the arc and a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe. He added three assists, one rebound and one steal without commiting a turnover in UCLA's 75-54 win at Stanford For the weekend, Afflalo averaged 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and only 1.5 turnovers in 30.0 minutes of play.

UCLA (24-6 overall, 14-4 Pac-10) captured its first Pac-10 regular-season title since 1997 and claimed the top seed going into the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament, marking just the second time in Tournament history the Bruins have had entered at No. 1. Tournament action begins Wed., Mar. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

This is the first weekly honor for Afflalo and UCLA's 42nd Player of the Week all-time.

2005-06 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 29 - DeVon Hardin, So., C, CAL; Dec. 5 - Leon Powe, So., F, CAL; Dec. 12 - Gabe Pruitt, So., G, USC; Dec. 19 - Chris Stephens, Sr., G, OSU; Dec. 26 - Hassan Adams, Sr., G, ARIZ; Jan. 2 - Hassan Adams, Sr., G, ARIZ; Jan. 9 - Josh Akognon, So., G, WSU; Jan. 16 - Bobby Jones, Sr., F, WASH; Jan. 23 - Matt Haryasz, Sr., F/C, STAN; Jan. 30 - Matt Haryasz, Sr., F/C, STAN; Feb. 6 - Chris Hernandez, Sr., G, STAN; Feb. 13 - Brandon Roy, Sr., G, WASH; Feb. 20 - Brandon Roy, Sr., G, WASH; Feb. 27 - Brandon Roy, Sr., G, WASH; Mar. 6 - Arron Afflalo, So., G, UCLA.

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