Fields Earns All-Pac-10 First Team Spot, Green Named To Second Team
March 8, 2010
STANFORD, Calif.- Senior Landry Fields earned a spot on the 10-member All-Pac-10 First Team while sophomore Jeremy Green received Second Team recognition, highlighting Stanford's selections among the 2009-10 Pac-10 men's basketball award winners announced Monday.
Fields is the first Stanford player since Brook Lopez in 2007-08 to be honored with a spot on the First Team. After averaging just 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds through his first three years combined, Fields has produced one of the most consistent seasons in school history.
Fields ranks ninth in the nation in scoring at 22.2 points per game after becoming the first Stanford player to lead the Pac-10 in that category since Casey Jacobsen in 2001-02. In addition to leading all conference players in 20-point games (20), double-doubles (12) and minutes played (36.1 per game), Fields ranked second in the league in rebounding (8.7 per game). Fields is one of just five players in school history to score 600 points in a single season, with his 667 points currently ranking third on the all-time list behind season totals from Adam Keefe (734 in 1991-92 and 709 in 1990-91). Fields has scored in double-figures in every game this year, becoming the first Stanford player to accomplish that feat since Keefe in 1991-92 (29 games).
After being selected to the All-Pac-10 Freshmen Team last year, Green continued his emergence as one of the Pac-10's premier players with a selection to the All-Pac-10 Second Team. Joining Fields to form one of the most potent 1-2 scoring duos in the nation, Green averaged 16.9 points per game this year, a total that ranks second on the team and sixth-best among Pac-10 players. Green's scoring average this year is 10 points better than last year's 6.4 points per game clip as a rookie.
Green, who led the Pac-10 in three-pointers made (90) while ranking 21st nationally in three-point field goals made per game (3.0), also broke Casey Jacobsen's record for three-pointers made in a single season when he knocked down two triples against Arizona on Feb. 27.
Despite multiple injuries and a considerable lack of depth, Stanford (13-17, 7-11 Pac-10) managed to avoid the Pac-10 Tournament play-in game and will face Arizona State on Thursday, Mar. 11, at 8:30 p.m. in the opening round of the conference tourney. Picked to finish last in the preseason media poll, the Cardinal wrapped up this year with a better Pac-10 record than last year's mark of 6-12 with a squad that featured three senior starters. An impressive feat considering Stanford's current roster features only seven true scholarship players, two returning starters and six walk-ons.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jerome Randle, California
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Derrick Williams, Arizona
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Seth Tarver, Oregon State
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nikola Vucevic, USC
COACH OF THE YEAR: Herb Sendek, Arizona State
ALL-PAC-10 FIRST TEAM
Ty Abbott - ASU - G - Jr. - 6-3 - 207 - Phoenix, Ariz. (Desert Vista HS)
Patrick Christopher - CAL - G - Sr. - 6-5 - 215 - Compton, Calif. (Dominguez HS)
Landry Fields - STAN - G/F - Sr. - 6-7 - 215 - Long Beach, Calif. (Los Alamitos HS)
Quincy Pondexter - WASH - F - Sr. - 6-6 - 215 - Fresno, Calif. (San Joaquin Memorial HS)
Jerome Randle - CAL - G - Sr. - 5-10 - 160 - Chicago, Ill. (Hales Franciscan HS)
Michael Roll - UCLA - G - Sr. - 6-5 - 200 - Aliso Viejo, Calif. (Aliso Niguel HS)
Isaiah Thomas - WASH - G - So. - 5-8 - 180 - Tacoma, Wash. (South Kent School, Conn.)
Klay Thompson - WSU - G - So. - 6-6 - 200 - Ladera Ranch, Calif. (Santa Margarita HS)
Derrick Williams - ARIZ - F - Fr. - 6-8 - 235 - La Mirada, Calif. (La Mirada HS)
Nic Wise - ARIZ - G - Sr. - 5-10 - 180 - Houston, Texas (Kingwood HS)
ALL-PAC-10 SECOND TEAM
Jamal Boykin - CAL - F - Sr. - 6-8 - 230 - Los Angeles, Calif. (Duke/Fairfax HS)
Jeremy Green - STAN - G - So. - 6-4 - 190 - Austin, Texas (Bowie HS)
Calvin Haynes - OSU - G - Jr. - 6-2 - 185 - Reseda, Calif. (South Kent Prep)
Theo Robertson - CAL - F - Sr. - 6-6 - 225 - Pittsburg, Calif. (De La Salle HS)
Nikola Vucevic - USC - F - So. - 6-10 - 220 - Bar, Montenegro (Stoneridge Prep)
Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): DeAngelo Casto (WSU, So., F), Derek Glasser (ASU, Sr., G), Dwight Lewis (USC, Sr., G), Roeland Schaftenaar (OSU, Sr., F/C), Seth Tarver (OSU, Sr., G/F)
PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMEN TEAM
Tyler Honeycutt -UCLA - F - 6-9 - 180 - Los Angeles, Calif. (Sylmar HS)
Trent Lockett - ASU - G - 6-4 - 211 - Minnetonka, Minn. (Hopkins HS)
Reggie Moore - WSU - G - 6-2 - 178 - Seattle, Wash. (Brewster Academy, N.H.)
Reeves Nelson - UCLA - F - 6-8 - 225 - Modesto, Calif. (Modesto Christian HS)
Derrick Williams - ARIZ - F - 6-8 - 235 - La Mirada, Calif. (La Mirada HS)
Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): E.J. Singler (ORE, G/F)
PAC-10 ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
DeAngelo Casto - WSU - F - So. - 6-8 - 231 - Spokane, Wash. (Ferris HS)
Jorge Gutierrez - CAL - G - So. - 6-3 - 185 - Chihuahua, Mexico (Findlay College Prep (Nev.)
Justin Holiday - WASH - F - Jr. - 6-6 - 180 - Chatsworth, Calif. (Campbell Hall HS)
Venoy Overton - WASH - G - Jr. - 5-11 - 185 - Seattle, Wash. (Franklin HS)
Seth Tarver - OSU - G/F - Sr. - 6-5 - 205 - Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS)
Honorable Mention (receiving at least three votes): Eric Boateng (ASU, Sr., C), Patrick Christopher (CAL, Sr., G), Marcus Johnson (USC, Sr., F), Nikola Vucevic (USC, So., F)