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UW's Jon Brockman Receives All-Pac-10 Accolades
Release: 03/05/2007
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March 5, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - University of Washington sophomore Jon Brockman was named a first-team All-Pac-10 selection and teammate Spencer Hawes was honored as an All-Freshman team member when the Pacific-10 Conference announced its annual men's basketball awards Monday.

Also recognized by the conference was 6-foot-6 forward Quincy Pondexter, who garnered honorable mention freshman team acclaim. The product of San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, Calif. is the Huskies' third-leading scorer at 10.7 points per game. His 321 points are the fifth-highest total ever for a UW freshman.

Brockman, a 6-7 forward, finished the regular season as the leading Pac-10 rebounder with 9.6 per game. His 14 double-doubles lead the league. A graduate of Snohomish (Wash.) High School, Brockman ranks third among Pac-10 players in field goal percentage (54.7%) and 13th in scoring (14.1 ppg).

This is the fourth consecutive season that the Huskies had a first-team All-Pac-10 member, including player of the year Brandon Roy in 2006. Nate Robinson was on the all-conference squad in 2004 and again in 2005, when he was joined by Tre Simmons.

"It's just a great honor. It's one of the highest honors in this league," exclaimed Brockman of his All-Pac-10 selection. "The fact that this league is the number one league in the nation and the fact that there are so many great individual players in this league, makes it a great honor to be on that list."

Since joining the conference in 1916, Washington has placed 84 players on the league's first team. That is the second-highest figure, trailing only UCLA's 106 selections.

Brockman was a member of the conference's All-Freshman team in 2006 and was the Feb. 12, 2007 Pac-10 Player of the Week.

Hawes leads the team and ranks ninth among Pac-10 scorers with a 15.2-point average. The 7-foot center owns two of UW's freshman records with 442 points and 53 blocked shots. Hawes, who hails from Seattle Prep (Wash.) High School, was also an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection. His uncle, Steve, was a first-team All-Pac-8 pick with the Huskies in 1972.

Washington has an 18-12 record and finished seventh in the Pac-10 standings with an 8-10 mark. UW capped the regular season with a 61-51 win over second-ranked UCLA on Saturday (Mar. 3).

The Huskies begin Pac-10 Tournament play, Wednesday, Mar. 7 against Arizona State. Tip-off is 8:42 p.m. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the game that will be televised live on FSN.


2007 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL AWARDS

All-Pac-10 Team

Name, School, Pos, Yr, Ht, Wt, Hometown (Last School)
Arron Afflalo, UCLA, G, Jr., 6-5, 200, Compton, Calif. (Centennial HS)
Jon Brockman, WASH, F, So,. 6-7, 245, Snohomish, Wash. (Snohomish HS)
Aaron Brooks, ORE, G, Sr., 6-0, 160, Seattle, Wash. (Franklin HS)
Darren Collison, UCLA, G, So., 6-2, 160, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Etiwanda HS)
Lawrence Hill, STAN, F, So., 6-8, 205, Glendale, Ariz. (Deer Valley HS)
Derrick Low, WSU, G, Jr., 6-2, 186, Honolulu, Hawaii (Iolani School)
Kyle Weaver, WSU, G, Jr., 6-6, 201, Beloit, Wis. (Beloit Memorial HS)
Marcus Williams, ARIZ, F, So., 6-7, 205, Seattle, Wash. (Roosevelt HS)
Nick Young, USC, G/F, Jr., 6-6, 195, Los Angeles, Calif. (Cleveland HS)

Honorable Mention (also receiving votes):
Ryan Anderson (CAL, Fr., F), Maarty Leunen (ORE, Jr., F), Spencer Hawes (WASH, Fr., C), Brook Lopez (STAN, Fr., F), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (UCLA, So., F), Jeff Pendergraph (ASU, So., F), Gabe Pruitt (USC, Jr., G), Ivan Radenovic (ARIZ, Sr., F), Mustafa Shakur (ARIZ, Sr., G), Josh Shipp (UCLA, So., F), Lodrick Stewart (USC, Sr., G), Ayinde Ubaka (CAL, Sr., G).


All-Pac-10 Freshman Team

Name, School, Pos, Yr, Ht, Wt, Hometown (Last School)
Ryan Anderson, CAL, F, 6-10, 235, El Dorado Hills, Calif. (Oak Ridge HS)
Chase Budinger, ARIZ, F, 6-7, 205, Encinitas, Calif. (LaCosta Canyon HS)
Taj Gibson, USC, F, 6-9, 210, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Calvary Christian, San Fernando, Calif.)
Spencer Hawes, WASH, C, 7-0, 250, Seattle, Wash. (Seattle Prep)
Brook Lopez, STANFORD, F, 7-0, 240, Fresno, Calif. (San Joaquin Memorial HS)
Tajuan Porter, OREGON, G, 5-6, 160, Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance HS)

Honorable Mention (also receiving votes):
Quincy Pondexter (WASH, F).


Player of the Year: Aaron Afflalo, UCLA
Freshman of the Year: Chase Budinger, Arizona
Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett, Washington State

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