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Updated Mar 6, 2013 - 2:37 pm

ESPN tabs Carrick Felix as Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year

Stanford's Dwight Powell (33) runs into Arizona State's Carrick Felix, right, as Arizona State's Jonathan Gilling watches during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. Stanford defeated Arizona State 62-59. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Despite vast improvement this season, it doesn't look like the Arizona State Sun Devils will get to punch a ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

But Herb Sendek's team has gained a lot of recognition for their improvement, which was keyed in part by the development of Carrick Felix.

Felix was named by ESPN's Jason King as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the season in an article written Wednesday.

The senior from Millennium High School in Goodyear currently leads the Pac-12 with 12 double-doubles (including nine in conference play) and ranks seventh in rebounding (8.4 rpg), sixth in steals (1.6 spg) and is tied for 10th in blocked shots (1.1 bpg).

The same piece by King names freshman Jahii Carson as a First Team All-Pac-12 selection.

The Sun Devils wrap up their regular season schedule with a road game in Tucson against Arizona Saturday. The game tips off at 2:30 p.m. and can be heard on Arizona Sports 620.

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School: Arizona State University

When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: October 2011

Favorite sports memory: Watching Cardinals win NFC Championship over Philly in January 2009 with my Dad...ASU wins 1987 Rose Bowl...Suns defeat Lakers in 1990 NBA Playoffs...2001 World Series

Favorite all-time athletes: Don Mattingly, Jeff Hornacek, Walter Davis, Anquan Boldin

Favorite sports movies: Friday Night Lights, The Natural, Hoosiers

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