Doug Wrenn named Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- University of Washington sophomore Doug Wrenn was named the 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Men¹s Basketball Fred Hessler Award winner honoring the league¹s Newcomer of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Wednesday.

The award was selected by the Pac-10 radio play-by-play announcers, and named in honor of the late UCLA broadcaster.

Wrenn has started 24 of 26 games this season, and is averaging 20.0 points and 6.4 rebounds for the Huskies (10-17 overall, 4-13 Pac-10) as they head into their final game tonight versus Washington State.

Wrenn is a product of Seattle's O'Dea High School where he was a parade All-American and the 1998 Washington State Player of the Year. He transferred to UW from the University of Connecticut where he lettered for one season (1999-2000) and appeared in 24 games.

This is the first time a player from Washington has been honored as Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year.

Previous Fred Hessler Award Winners (Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year)

2001 ­ J Locklier, Washington State
2000 ­ Loren Woods, Arizona
1999 ­ Brian Scalabrine, USC
1998 ­ Bobby Lazor, Arizona State
1997 ­ Rodrick Rhodes, USC
1996 ­ Ed Gray, California
1995 ­ Shamon Antrum, Washington State
1994 ­ Isaac Burton, Arizona State
1993 ­ Marcell Capers, Arizona State Top Stories