All-Pac-10 Men's Basketball Honors (3/12/01)
March 12, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- In a vote of the 10 Conference coaches, CALIFORNIA senior forward Sean Lampley has been named the 2000-01 Pacific-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Year, OREGON guard Luke Ridnour has been named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, and Steve Lavin of UCLA is the Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
The complete Conference honors:
ALL-PAC-10Name School Pos Yr Ht Wt Hometown (Last School)Gilbert Arenas ARIZ G So. 6-3 188 North Hollywood, Calif. (Grant HS)Bryan Bracey ORE F Sr. 6-7 210 Chicago, Ill. (Malcom X Junior College)Sam Clancy USC F Jr. 6-7 240 Fairview, Ohio (St. Edward HS)Jarron Collins STAN F Sr. 6-11 255 North Hollywood, Calif. (Harvard-Westlake HS)Jason Collins STAN C Jr. 7-0 260 North Hollywood, Calif. (Harvard-Westlake HS)Casey Jacobsen STAN G/F So. 6-6 210 Glendora, Calif. (Glendora HS)Jason Kapono UCLA F So. 6-8 206 Lakewood, Calif. (Artesia HS)Sean Lampley CAL F Sr. 6-7 225 Chicago, Ill. (St. Francis DeSales HS)Earl Watson UCLA G Sr. 6-1 195 Kansas City, Kan. (Washington HS)Michael Wright ARIZ F Jr. 6-7 238 Chicago, Ill. (Farragut Academy)
>Honorable Mention (also receiving votes): Matt Barnes (UCLA, Jr., F), Mike Bush (WSU, Jr., G), Jason Gardner (ARIZ, So., G), Frederick Jones (ORE, Jr., G), Michael McDonald (STAN, Sr., G), Brian Scalabrine (USC, Sr., F), Awvee Storey (ASU, Jr., F).
PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMANName School Pos Ht Wt Hometown (High School)Curtis Allen WASH G 6-0 160 Tacoma, Wash. (Wilson HS)T.J. Cummings UCLA F 6-8 208 Homewood, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor HS)Luke Jackson ORE F 6-7 210 Creswell, Ore. (Creswell HS)Marcus Moore WSU G 6-6 182 Inglewood, Calif. (Dominguez HS)Luke Ridnour ORE G 6-2 165 Blaine, Wash. (Blaine HS)
Honorable Mention (also receiving votes): Justin Davis (STAN, F), Desmon Farmer (USC, G), Teyo Johnson (STAN, F), C.J. Massingale (WASH, G).
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sean Lampley, CaliforniaFRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Luke Ridnour, OregonCOACH OF THE YEAR: Steve Lavin, UCLA
ARENAS earns All-Pac-10 honors for the first time. He's Arizona's leading scorer, averaging 16.5 points (6th in the Pac-10). He became the 30th player in school history to score 1,000 points. Arenas was a Pac-10 All-Freshman selection last season.
BRACEY is a first time All-Conference selection. He's second in the league in scoring, averaging 18.6 points per game and is eighth in the Pac-10 with 7.1 rebounds per game. Bracey became just the 11th different Oregon player to score 500 points in a season.
CLANCY earns All-Pac-10 honors for the first time. He leads the Trojans in scoring, averaging 17.2 points per game (5th in the Pac-10) and in rebounding with 7.1 rebounds per game (9th in the Pac-10).
JARRON COLLINS earns All-Pac-10 honors for the first time. He's averaging 13.0 points (17th in the Pac-10), 6.9 rebounds (10th in the Pac-10) and is shooting .578 (5th in the Pac-10).
JASON COLLINS joins his brother in earning first time All-Pac-10 honors. It's believed to be the first time brothers were named to the same All-Pac-10 team. Jason is averaging 14.0 points (11th in the Pac-10) and 7.8 rebounds (4th in the Pac-10).
JACOBSEN, the 2000 Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year, earns his second All-Conference honor. He's third in the Pac-10 in scoring (18.0 rpg), second in three-point field goal percentage (.466).
KAPONO, the 2000 Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year, earns All-Conference honors for the second time. He's fourth in the league in scoring (17.7 ppg) and ranks third in three-point field goal percentage (.455). Kapono became the 41st Bruin to reach 1,000 points.
LAMPLEY becomes the fourth Cal player to earn Player of the Year honors. He was an All-Conference selection last year and a member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman squad in 1998. He leads the league in scoring with 19.7 points per game, and ranks seventh in the league with 7.2 rebounds per game. Lampley has led the Bears in scoring in 23 games this season. He's Cal's all-time leading scorer with 1,763 points.
WATSON earns All-Pac-10 honors for the first time in his career. He's started every game during his UCLA career (126) and is the school's all-time steals leader with 229. Watson leads the league in thefts this season with 56. His 592 career assists rank ninth all-time in Pac-10 history. With 1,401 career points, Watson ranks tied for 19th on the UCLA career scoring list.
WRIGHT earns All-Conference honors for the second time. He's among the league leaders in scoring (16.4 ppg/7th), rebounds (8.2 rpg/3rd) and field goal percentage (.591/4th). Wright has 33 double-doubles in his career. His 1,423 career points rank 14th all-time in school history, while his 796 career rebounds rank eighth all-time on the Arizona career chart.
PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
ALLEN becomes the first Husky since Senque Carey (1999) to earn Pac-10 All-Freshman honors. Allen was fourth on the team in scoring (7.0 ppg) and second in assists (2.2 apg). He scored in double figures in nine of the last 14 games.
CUMMINGS is the sixth UCLA freshman to be honored in the last four years. He's averaging 7.1 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game and is shooting .491 from the field.
JACKSON joins fellow freshman teammate Luke Ridnour on the All-Freshman squad. Jackson is averaging 7.6 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. Jackson recorded the first triple-double in a Pac-10 game by a freshman when he tallied 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Washington (Feb. 17).
MOORE is the first Cougar to be named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team since Blake Pengelly in 1997. Moore ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in assists (3.6 per game) and ninth in steals (1.4 per game)
RIDNOUR is the first Oregon player to earn Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors. With fellow freshman teammate Luke Jackson, it's the first time two Oregon players were selected to the team and the first time a Duck was honored on the Pac-10 All-Freshman squad since Terik Brown (1996). Ridnour is sixth in the Pac-10 in assists (3.8 per game) and seventh in free throw percentage (.806).
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR
LAVIN, 36, earns his first Pac-10 Coach of the Year honor. In his fifth season at the helm, he's guided the UCLA Bruins to 21-8 record and a 14-4 Conference mark. The Bruins started the season 4-4, before going on to win 17 of their final 21 games. Lavin has taken the Bruins to the postseason in each of his five seasons, including a Regional final appearance and two Sweet Sixteen appearances. His overall record stands at 112-46 (.709).