Lacy, Hawkinson capture Pac-12 honors

WASHINGTON STATE guard DaVonte Lacy was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and sophomore forward Josh Hawkinson captured the Pac-12’s Most Improved Player of the Year award and named honorable mention on Monday.

Lacy finished the regular season averaging 17.2 points, ranking fourth in the Pac-12. The 6-foot-4 guard is second in free throws made (140), fourth in 3-pointers made per game (3.3) and 10th in free throw percentage (.773, 140-181).

He finished the regular season as the school’s all-time career 3-point leader with 249 after passing Klay Thompson (242, 2009-11). Lacy is also the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,539 points and needs just 24 more points to move into fourth on the list.

Hawkinson averaged a double-double this season -- 14.7 ppg and 10.8 rpg game. Last season in limited minutes he averaged 1.2 ppg and 1.6 rpg. Hawkinson leads the league in rebounds per game, defensive rebounds per game and double-doubles. He ranks nationally in those categories at 10th, third and fifth, respectively.

The 6-foot-10 forward ranks 11th in the league in scoring and third for free throw percentage (.848, 112-for-132). His 19 double-doubles is tops all-time at WSU, passing Jim McKean’s single-season mark of 17 set in 1967.

Lacy becomes the 19th Cougar to earn first-team all-conference honors. Hawkinson becomes the second Cougar to be named Pac-12 Most Improved Player after Brock Motum earned the award in 2012.

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