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2017-18 Pacific Takes Pac-12 basketball awards and All-Pac-12 teams

The regular season is over so let’s hand out some awards and name all-conference teams.

NCAA Basketball: Pac-12 Conference Tournament - Arizona vs Colorado Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Player of the Year - Deandre Ayton Fr. C Arizona

No question here. Ayton was the class of the conference from day one and a potential number one draft pick. The conference hasn’t had many players of this caliber in the recent past.

Runner up: Reid Travis Jr. F Stanford 3rd: Chimezie Metu Jr. F USC

Coach - Mike Hopkins Washington

The Huskies fizzled down the stretch, but Hopkins took them from the bottom of the league to a team that tested the NCAA Tournament, but just ran out of gas. He scored some of the biggest wins in program history in just one season winning at Kansas and at home against Arizona in a huge game.

Runner up: Sean Miller Arizona 3rd: Andy Enfield USC

Freshman of the Year - Deandre Ayton C Arizona

Ayton was as good as almost any freshman to ever play in the Pac-12 this season.

Runner up: McKinley Wright IV G Colorado 3rd: Jaylen Nowell G Washington

Defensive Player of the Year - Matisse Thybulle Jr. F Washington

Thybulle is scary good at stealing the ball. Not just stealing the ball, but also changing the way an offensive has to play because of his presence on the court.

Runner up: Deandre Ayton Fr. C Arizona 3rd: Jordan McLaughlin Sr. G USC

First Team

C Deandre Ayton Fr. Arizona

F Reid Travis Jr. Stanford

F Chimezie Metu Jr. USC

G Allonzo Trier Jr. Arizona

G Tra Holder Sr. Arizona State

2nd Team

G Jordan McLaughlin Sr. USC

G Aaron Holiday Jr. UCLA

F Tres Tinkle So. Oregon State

F Noah Dickerson Jr. Washington

G Justin Bibbins Sr. Utah

3rd Team

C Thomas Welsh Sr. UCLA

G Payton Pritchard So. Oregon

F David Collette Sr. Utah

F Robert Franks Jr. Washington State

F Matisse Thybulle Jr. Washington

Honorable Mention

G Jaylen Nowell Fr. Washington

G McKinley Wright IV Fr. Colorado

G George King Sr. Colorado

C Dustan Ristic Sr. Arizona

G Shannon Evans II Sr. Arizona State

All-Freshman Team

C Deandre Ayton Arizona

G Jaylen Nowell Washington

G McKinley Wright IV Colorado

G Daejon Davis Stanford

G Kris Wilkes UCLA

2nd Team

F Troy Brown Oregon

F Kenny Wooten Oregon

F Justice Suenig Cal

G Darius McNeill Cal

F Romello White Arizona State

All-Defensive Team

F Matisse Thybulle Jr. Washington

C Deandre Ayton Fr. Arizona

G Jordan McLaughlin Sr. USC

F Kenny Wooten Fr. Oregon

F Chimezie Metu Jr. USC