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Arizona’s Jordan Brown named Pac-12 6th Man of Year, 3 others honored

Mar 9, 2021, 12:38 PM
Arizona's Jordan Brown (21) takes a shot off of a rebound over Oregon State's Maurice Calloo (1) du...
Arizona's Jordan Brown (21) takes a shot off of a rebound over Oregon State's Maurice Calloo (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Arizona won 98-64. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
(AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

The Arizona Wildcats were represented well in the Pac-12’s end-of-the-year awards on Tuesday.

Highlighting the honors was sophomore Jordan Brown, who was named the conference’s Sixth Man of the Year.

Coming off the bench in 14 of the team’s 20 Pac-12 games, Brown averaged 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per league outing, shooting 51.5% from the field.

As for All-Pac-12 First-Team honors, those belong to junior guard James Akinjo.

Akinjo, who was also named an Associated Press second-teamer, paced the Wildcats in points (15.6), assists (5.4) and steals (1.4) over the course of 34.9 minutes per game this season. He shot 37.9% from the field and 40.8% from long range. He’s compiled seven games with at least 20 points.

The young guys also made a mark this season, with Bennedict Mathurin and Azuolas Tubelis being named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. Mathurin averaged 10.8 points (fourth on the team), 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 25 minutes per game.

Tubelis, who was also an All-Pac-12 Second-Team honorable mention, led the team in rebounds (7.1) to go along with 12.2 points per game.

All-Pac-12 First Team

G James Akinjo (Arizona)
F Timmy Allen (Utah)
G Tyger Campbell (UCLA)
F Oscar da Silva (Stanford)
G Chris Duarte (Oregon)
G Remy Martin (Arizona State)
F Evan Mobley (USC)
F Eugene Omoruyi (Oregon)
G Ethan Thompson (Oregon State)
G McKinley Wright IV (Colorado)

All-Pac-12 Second Team

G Isaac Bonton (Washington State)
G Matt Bradley (California)
G Tahj Eaddy (USC)
G/F Jaime Jaquez Jr. (UCLA)
G Johnny Juzang (UCLA)

All-Pac-12 Freshman Team

C Efe Abogidi (Washington State)
G/F Bennedict Mathurin (Arizona)
F Evan Mobley (USC)
F Azuolas Tubelis (Arizona)
F Jabari Walker (Colorado)

All-Pac-12 Defensive Team

F Oscar da Silva (Stanford)
G Chris Duarte (Oregon State)
G/F Jaime Jaquez Jr. (UCLA)
F Evan Mobley (USC)
G Eli Parquet (Colorado)

Player of the Year: F Evan Mobley (USC)
Defensive Player of the Year: F Evan Mobley (USC)
Freshman of the Year: F Evan Mobley (USC)
Most Improved Player of the Year: F Jaiden Delaire (Stanford)
Sixth Man of the Year: F Jordan Brown (Arizona)
John R. Wooden Coach of the Year: Andy Enfield (USC)

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