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Amis on All-WAC second team; Johnson All-Newcomer Team

Senior forward Bill Amis was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference second team, and junior guard Zane Johnson was named to the All-Newcomer team.

The All-WAC honors were selected by the conference’s nine coaches, and results were announced on Sunday.

Amis was recovering from a foot injury at the start of the WAC season, but came on strong during Hawaii’s successful stretch run. He is averaging 15.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, and leads the team in field goal percentage (.554) and blocked shots (39).

Johnson leads the Warriors in scoring with 15.8 points per game, and leads the WAC with 94 3-pointers. Johnson is in his first season at Hawaii. He played at Arizona as a freshman and sophomore, and sat out last season due to NCAA transfer rules. He also received honorable mention for the All-WAC team.

Utah State forward Tai Wesley was named the WAC Player of the Year. He averaged 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, and led the Aggies to the regular-season title.

Utah State’s Stew Morrill won the Don Haskins Coach of the Year award for the third consecutive year.

All-WAC first team
G-La’Shard Anderson, Boise State
G-Adrian Oliver, San Jose State
G-Brockeith Pane, Utah State
F-Troy Gillenwater, New Mexico State
F-Tai Wesley, Utah State

All-WAC second team
G-Brian Green, Utah State
G-Jeff Ledbetter, Idaho
F-Bill Amis, Hawaii
F-Dario Hunt, Nevada
C-Greg Smith, Fresno State

Honorable mention: Olu Ashaolu (Louisiana Tech), Kyle Barone (Idaho), Deonte Burton (Nevada), Justin Graham (San Jose State), Zane Johnson (Hawaii).

Player of the Year: Tai Wesley, Utah State

Freshman of the Year: Deonte Burton, Nevada

Coach of the Year: Stew Morrill, Utah State

All-Defensive Team: La’Shard Anderson (Boise State), Olu Ashaolu (Louisiana Tech), Justin Graham (San Jose State), Dario Hunt (Nevada), Tyler Newbold (Utah State).

All-Newcomer Team: Deonte Burton (Nevada), Olek Czyz (Nevada), Zane Johnson (Hawaii), Brockeith Pane (Utah State), Tim Steed (Fresno State).

4 Comments

  1. amazingly vander joachim whom was the attention of double teaming defensive efforts to stop him did not at least make the all newcomer team.

  2. Very astute observation, al.

    Vander’s WAC stats: 11.9 points, 9.1 rebounds per game, .549 field goal percentage, 28 blocked shots in 16 games.

    Tim Steed’s WAC stats: 11.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, .505 field goal percentage. And he was suspended for the last three games of the season for violating team rules.

  3. …and zane johnson has not been credited with his great defensive efforts each game. he probably hled adrian oliver to fewer points in two games than anyone else. zane should also have made the all defensive team, if not no less than second team all wac.

  4. I’m glad Amis was recognized on the All -Wac team. But leaving Joaquim off the all -newcomers team?!?

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