Romar named Pac-12 Coach of the Year

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., – On top of an outright Pac-12 regular-season championship, the Washington Huskies received more good news Monday as Lorenzo Romar was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Tony Wroten was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, and Terrence Ross joined Wroten on the Pac-12 All Conference Team. Junior center Aziz N'Diaye was named to the All-Defensive Team.

In a vote of the 12 Conference coaches, California senior guard Jorge Gutierrez has been named the 2011-12 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Year, Washington guard Tony Wroten has been named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year; Gutierrez has been named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year; Washington State junior forward Brock Motum has been named Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year and Lorenzo Romar of WASHINGTON is the Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. The Complete Conference Honors:
ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

FIRST TEAM

Name 	School  	Pos 	Yr 	Ht 	Wt 	Hometown (Last School)
Allen Crabbe 	CAL 	G 	So. 	6-6 	205 	Los Angeles, Calif. (Price HS)
Jared Cunningham OSU 	G 	Jr. 	6-4 	182 	Oakland, Calif. (San Leandro HS)
Kyle Fogg 	ARIZ 	G 	Sr. 	6-3 	190 	Brea, Calif. (Brea Olinda HS)
Jorge Gutierrez CAL 	G 	Sr. 	6-3 	195 	Chihuahua, Mexico (Findlay Prep)
Solomon Hill 	ARIZ 	F 	Jr. 	6-6 	226 	Los Angeles, Calif. (Fairfax HS)
Devoe Joseph 	ORE 	G 	Sr. 	6-4 	180 	Pickering, Ont., Canada (Minnesota)
Brock Motum 	WSU 	F 	Jr. 	6-10 	230 	Brisbane, Aus. (AIS)
André Roberson 	COLO 	F 	So. 	6-7 	210 	San Antonio, Texas (Wagner HS)
Terrence Ross 	WASH 	G 	So. 	6-6 	195 	Portland, Ore. (Jefferson HS)
Tony Wroten 	WASH 	G 	Fr. 	6-4 	205 	Seattle, Wash. (Garfield HS)

SECOND TEAM
Name 	School  	Pos 	Yr 	Ht 	Wt 	Hometown (Last School)
Carlon Brown 	COLO 	G 	Sr. 	6-5 	215 	Riverside, Calif. (Utah)
Lazeric Jones 	UCLA 	G 	Sr. 	6-0 	187 	Chicago, Ill. (Logan College)
Harper Kamp 	CAL 	F 	Sr. 	6-8 	245 	Mesa, Ariz. (Mountain View HS)
Josh Owens 	STAN 	F 	Sr. 	6-8 	230 	Kennesaw, Ga. (Phillips Exeter)
E.J. Singler 	ORE 	F 	Jr. 	6-6 	210 	Medford, Ore. (South Medford HS)

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Justin Cobbs (CAL, So., G), 
Reggie Moore (WSU, Jr., G), Jesse Perry (ARIZ, Sr., F), Garrett Sim (ORE, Sr., G), 
David Wear (UCLA, So., F), C.J. Wilcox (WASH, So., G).

PAC-12 ALL-FRESHMEN TEAM

Name 	School  	Pos 	Ht 	Wt 	Hometown (Last School)
Spencer Dinwiddie COLO 	G 	6-5 	190 	Woodland Hills, Calif. (Taft HS)
Nick Johnson 	ARIZ 	G 	6-2 	195 	Gilbert, Ariz. (Findlay Prep)
David Kravish 	CAL 	F 	6-9 	210 	Lee's Summit, Mo. (Lee's Summit North HS)
Chasson Randle 	STAN 	G 	6-1 	170 	Rock Island, Ill. (Rock Island HS)
Tony Wroten 	WASH 	G 	6-4 	205 	Seattle, Wash. (Garfield HS)

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes):  DaVonté Lacy (WSU, G), 
Josiah Turner (ARIZ, G).  

PAC-12 ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Name 	School  	Pos 	Yr. 	Ht 	Wt 	Hometown (Last School)
Jared Cunningham OSU 	G 	Jr. 	6-4 	182 	Oakland, Calif. (San Leandro HS)
Kyle Fogg 	ARIZ 	G 	Sr. 	6-3 	190 	Brea, Calif. (Brea Olinda HS)
Jorge Gutierrez CAL 	G 	Sr. 	6-3 	195 	Chihuahua, Mexico (Findlay Prep)
Aziz N'Diaye 	WASH 	C 	Jr. 	7-0 	260 	Senegal, Senegal (Southern Idaho)
André Roberson 	COLO 	F 	So. 	6-7 	210 	San Antonio, Texas (Wagner HS)

Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes):  Marcus Capers (WSU, Sr., G), 
Josh Huestis (STAN, So., F), Tony Woods (ORE, Jr., C) 
Pac-12 Coach of the Year - Lorenzo Romar

ROMAR guided Washington to its second Pac-12 title under his watch and the first since 2009, with a 14-4 league mark and 21-9 overall record. Under Romar, the Huskies put together their fourth consecutive 20-win season and the sixth of his tenure at Washington. This is Romar's third Pac-12 Coach of the Year honor, with his first coming in 2005 and his second in 2009. He's the third Washington coach to receive Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors, joining two-time honoree Marv Harshman (1982, 1984) and Bob Bender (1996). Romar has a career record of 309-199 (.608), while his Washington record stands at 216-111 (.661).

Pac-12 Freshman of the Year - Tony Wroten

WROTEN becomes the fifth Washington player to earn Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, and first since 2009, joining Chris Welp (1984), Mike Hayward (1988), Mark Pope (1992) and Isaiah Thomas (2009). Wroten was a key piece all season for Pac-12 regular season champion Washington, leading the Huskies in scoring (16.3 ppg/4th in Pac-12) and steals (59 total, 2.0 spg/2nd in Pac-12), and was second in assists (3.7 apg/8th in Pac-12). He posted nine 20-point games this season, second behind only Jared Cunningham's 10. Wroten was the only freshman to be named Player of the Week this season, and the first freshman to earn that honor since USC's O.J. Mayo in February 2008.

The Pac-12 contributed to this report


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