Hawkinson and Flynn earn PAC-12 honors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Washington State men’s basketball senior Josh Hawkinson has been named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team and freshman Malachi Flynn has been named Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention, commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday, along with the rest of the league awards.

 

This marks the third-straight honor for Hawkinson, who was named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention each of the last two seasons. A native of Shoreline, Wash., Hawkinson becomes the first Cougar since Brock Motum in 2013 to receive second team honors. He’s also the first to receive second team or better, since DaVonté Lacy was named to the first team in 2015.

 

Hawkinson is joined on the second team by Kadeem Allen and Allonzo Trier of Arizona, Jordan Bell of Oregon and Chimezie Metu of USC.

 

Flynn becomes the first WSU All-Freshman honoree since Lacy also earned honorable mention honors in 2012. The All-Freshman Team consists of five members and those that receive at least three votes are named honorable mention. Flynn is joined by Charlie Moore of California as an honorable mention honoree. The All-Freshman team consists of Rawle Alkins and Lauri Markkanen of Arizona, Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf of UCLA and Markelle Fultz of Washington.

 

Hawkinson will conclude his Washington State career as the school’s career record holder for rebounds and double-doubles as he currently has 1,003 rebounds and 55 double-doubles. He also holds the single-season rebounding record which he set as a sophomore in 2014-15. Hawkinson ranks second in the Pac-12 in rebounding with 10.1 rebounds per game, second for free throw percentage at .836, 11th for scoring with 15.6 points per game and fourth for minutes played (1,061). Hawkinson leads the league and ranks fourth in the nation with 8.3 defensive boards a game. He became the 13th Pac-12 player to reach the 1,000 career rebounds and currently ranks 12th in the league’s career record books. Hawkinson also finished his Pac-12 career ranked eighth with 583 rebounds in conference play.

 

Flynn leads the team and ranks 14th in the Pac-12 with 58 made 3-pointers this season. He also ranks ninth amongst Pac-12 freshmen for points per game (10.1), seventh for assists per game (2.9) and 13th for steals per game (0.7). Flynn ranks on WSU’s freshman list for points (ninth), assists (sixth), 3-point field goals (fourth), 3-point field goal percentage (seventh) and minutes played (third). He has started all 30 games and could become the third WSU freshman since 1972-73 to start every game in a season, joining Klay Thompson and Mark Hendrickson.

 

Oregon’s Dillon Brooks was named the Pac-12 Player of the year, Lonzo Ball of UCLA the Freshman of the Year, Jordan Bell of Oregon the Defensive Player of the Year, Chimezie Metu of USC the Most Improved Player of the Year and Arizona’s Sean Miller the Pac-12 John R. Wooden Coach of the Year.

 

The awards and all-conference teams are voted on by the coaches. Coaches are not permitted to vote for themselves or their own players for the honors.

 

2017 PAC-12 HONORS

 

All-Pac-12 Team

FIRST TEAM

Name                               School      Pos        Yr           Ht           Wt          Hometown (Last School)

Bryce Alford                   UCLA         G            Sr.          6-3          185         Albuquerque, N.M. (La Cueva HS)

Lonzo Ball                       UCLA         G            Fr.           6-6          190         Chino Hills, Calif. (Chino Hills HS)

Dillon Brooks**             ORE           F             Jr.          6-7          225         Mississauga, Ontario (Findlay Prep (Nev.))

Markelle Fultz                WASH       G            Fr.           6-4          195         Upper Marlboro, Md. (DeMatha Catholic HS)

Kyle Kuzma                     UTAH        F             Jr.          6-9          221         Flint, Mich. (Bentley HS)

TJ Leaf                            UCLA         F             Fr.           6-10        225         El Cajon, Calif. (Foothills Christian HS)

Lauri Markkanen           ARIZ          F             Fr.           7-0          230         Jyväskylä, Finland (Helsinki Academy)

Ivan Rabb                       CAL            F             So.         6-11        220         Oakland, Calif. (Bishop O'Dowd HS)

Reid Travis                     STAN        F             Jr.          6-8          245         Minneapolis, Minn. (DeLaSalle HS)

Derrick White                COLO         G            Sr.          6-5          200         Parker, Colo. (UCCS)

 

SECOND TEAM

Name                               School      Pos        Yr           Ht           Wt          Hometown (Last School)

Kadeem Allen                ARIZ          G            R-Sr.      6-3          205         Wilmington, N.C. (Hutchinson CC)

Jordan Bell                     ORE           F             Jr.          6-9          225         Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly HS)

Josh Hawkinson            WSU          F             Sr.          6-10        230         Shoreline, Wash. (Shorewood HS)

Chimezie Metu               USC           F             So.         6-11        225         Lawndale, Calif. (Lawndale HS)

Allonzo Trier                   ARIZ          G            So.         6-5          205         Seattle, Wash. (Findlay Prep (Nev.))

 

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least three votes): Jabari Bird (CAL, Sr., G), Chris Boucher (ORE, Sr., F), Tyler Dorsey (ORE, So., G), Drew Eubanks (OSU, So., F), Torian Graham (ASU, Sr., G), Jordan McLaughlin (USC, Jr., G), Thomas Welsh (UCLA, Jr., F)

** two-time All-Pac-12 First Team honoree

 

ALL-FRESHMEN TEAM

Name                               School      Pos        Ht           Wt          Hometown (Last School)

Rawle Alkins                  ARIZ          G            6-5          220         Brooklyn, N.Y. (Word of God Academy)

Lonzo Ball                       UCLA         G            6-6          190         Chino Hills, Calif. (Chino Hills HS)

Markelle Fultz                WASH       G            6-4          195         Upper Marlboro, Md. (DeMatha Catholic HS)

TJ Leaf                            UCLA         F             6-10        225         El Cajon, Calif. (Foothills Christian HS)

Lauri Markkanen           ARIZ          F             7-0          230         Jyväskylä, Finland (Helsinki Academy)

 

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least three votes): Malachi Flynn (WSU, G), Charlie Moore (CAL, G)

 

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Name                               School      Pos        Yr           Ht           Wt          Hometown (Last School)

Kadeem Allen                ARIZ          G            R-Sr.      6-3          205         Wilmington, N.C. (Hutchinson CC)

Marcus Allen                 STAN        G            Sr.          6-3          190         Las Vegas, Nev. (Centennial HS)

Jordan Bell                     ORE           F             Jr.          6-9          225         Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly HS)

Chris Boucher**            ORE           F             Sr.          6-10        200         Montreal, Quebec (Northwest College (Wyo.))

Derrick White                COLO         G            Sr.          6-5          200         Parker, Colo. (UCCS)

 

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least three votes): Lonzo Ball (UCLA, Fr., G), Aaron Holiday (UCLA, So., G), Kyle Kuzma (UTAH, Jr., F), De’Anthony Melton (USC, Fr., G), Kingsley Okoroh (CAL, Jr., C)

** two-time All-Defensive Team honoree

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