Farmer Earns All-Pac-10 First Team Honor

March 8, 2004

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USC senior guard Desmon Farmer, the Pac-10's third-leading scorer averaging 20.0 points per game, was named to the Pac-10 Conference's All-Pac-10 first team on Monday (March 8).

It is the first first-team Pac-10 honor for Farmer, who was an honorable mention selection last year.

Farmer led USC in scoring in 17 of 27 games, scoring in double digits in all but two games. He scored 20 or more points 12 times and scored 25 or more nine times. His 40 points in USC's win against Arizona was only the sixth time a Trojan has reached the 40-point plateau, tying John Rudometkin (Dec. 23, 1961) for fifth place on the single-game scoring list. It was the most any Trojan has scored since Harold Miner had 43 at Nebraska on Nov. 25, 1991. Farmer 1,602 points is third on USC's career chart.

Farmer is USC's 53rd All-Conference selection. USC is third among Pac-10 schools behind only UCLA (62) and Washington (55).

USC freshman Lodrick Stewart was named to the Pac-10's All-Freshman team. He's averaged 8.3 points and is tied for seventh in the Pac-10 in steals (1.5). He is USC's first All-Freshman selection since Errick Craven earned the honor in 2002.

Stanford's Josh Childress was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, California's Leon Powe was named Freshman of the Year and Stanford Coach Mike Montgomery was named Coach of the Year.

Last week, USC junior forward Jeff McMillan was named the Pac-10's Newcomer of the Year (non-freshman first-year Pac-10 players).

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