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Four Warriors receive honorable mention for All-Big West Conference

Four players from the University of Hawai’i basketball team received honorable mention for the All-Big West Conference Team.

Casdon Jardine, James Jean-Marie, Junior Madut and Justin Webster are the Rainbow Warriors recognized.

The All-Big West Conference Team and Awards were announced on Monday morning.

UC Santa Barbara, which won the regular-season championship, took the top honors – JaQuori McLaughlin was named Player of the Year, and Joe Pasternack received Coach of the Year. UCSB was also the only team to land two players on the All-Big West Conference first team – McLaughlin and Amadou Sow.

Here is the list of awards …

All-Big West Conference First Team
Arinze Chidom (6-9, Sr., F), UC Riverside
Jaquori McLaughlin (6-4, Sr., G), UC Santa Barbara
Taze Moore (6-5, Sr., G_, CSU Bakersfield
Amadou Sow (6-9, Jr., F), UC Santa Barbara
TJ Starks (6-2, Jr., G), CSUN
Collin Welp (6-9, Jr., F), UC Irvine

Second Team
Darius Brown II (6-2, Jr., G), CSUN
Brad Greene (6-11, Sr., C), UC Irvine
Tray Maddox Jr. (6-6, Jr., G), Cal State Fullelrton
Ezra Manjon (5-11, So., G), UC Davis
Elijah Pepper (6-4, So., G), UC Davis

Honorable Mention
CSU Bakersfield: Justin Edler-Davis. Long Beach State: Chance Hunter, Isaiah Washington. Cal Poly: Alimamy Koroma. Hawai’i: Casdon Jardine, James Jean-Marie, Junior Madut, Justin Webster. UC Santa Barbara: Miles Norris, Devearl Ramsey. UC Riverside: Jock Perry, Zyon Pullin.

Player of the Year: JaQuori McLaughlin, UC Santa Barbara

Coach of the Year: Joe Pasternack, UC Santa Barbara

Freshman of the Year: Dawson Baker, UC Irvine

Newcomer of the Year: TJ Starks, CSUN

Best Defensive Player: Brad Greene, UC Irvine

Best Sixth Player: Ajare Sanni, UC Santa Barbara

Best Hustle Player: Dominick Pickett, UC Riverside

Visit www.bigwest.org to read more about the awards

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Here is the announcement about Hawai’i’s players via www.hawaiiathletics.com

IRVINE, Calif. —The Big West Conference announced its men’s basketball all-conference selections Monday as picked by the league coaches with four Rainbow Warriors gaining recognition. Senior frontcourt players Casdon Jardine and James Jean-Marie, junior guard Junior Madut, and sophomore guard Justin Webster all earned honorable mention.
The quartet has carried the load the for the team all season, leading in nearly every statistical category and spearheading one of the most balanced attacks in the Big West.
Jardine, a graduate transfer and co-captain, has made his mark with his veteran leadership and crafty play.  A native of Twin Falls, Idaho, he is the only UH player to start all 20 games. He’s been amongst the league’s most accurate three-point shooters (.431), while leading the team in rebounding (5.4). The 6-7 forward has three 20-point games, including a 26 point-performance at UC Riverside, the highest total by a Rainbow Warrior this season.
Like Jardine, Jean-Maire has also enjoyed an impactful season as a Division I transfer. A bruising inside player with a feathery touch from the outside, the 6-8 post player lead the team and ranks third in the Big West in field goal percentage (.554). He’s had a team-best four games with 20 or more points and has recorded a pair of double-doubles, including 20 points and 12 rebounds in a key win over Long Beach State late in the season.

After redshirting last year, Madut, has been one of UH’s most versatile players.  The 6-6 guard from Sydney, Australia is a tireless two-way player who’s made his presence known on both ends of the court. Madut, who averaged 10.8 ppg in Big West play, leads the team in steals (20) and total minutes play (595). His signature performance came in UH’s thrilling, come-from-behind overtime win over UC Irvine when he scored 22 points, nabbed five steals, and provided the clutch plays down the stretch to secure one of UH’s most memorable wins in recent years.   
In a team full of newcomers, Webster stood out as UH’s top returning player with a sophomore campaign that surpassed the promise of his freshman season. The native of Dallas, Texas leads the team in scoring (12.7) and three-pointers (34) and shot an outstanding 51 percent clip in Big West play, including 43 percent from long-distance. Earlier this season he was named Big West Player of the Week after a weekend in which he went 13-of-15 from the floor and 8-of-9 on three-pointers in a pair of wins over Cal Poly.

Regular-season champion UC Santa Barbara took home the top awards with Gaucho guard Jaquori McLaughlin named the Big West Player of the Year and Joe Pasternack tabbed as Coach of the Year.
UH is currently gearing up for the Big West Championship, March 11-13, at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas. The No. 6 seed Rainbow Warriors will open against No. 3 seed UC Riverside in the quarterfinals on Thursday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. HT.

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