Feb 13, 2014; Stockton, CA, USA; Brigham Young Cougars guard Tyler Haws (3) goes up for a shot against the Pacific Tigers during the first half at Alex G. Spanos Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

WCC All-Conference Team and Individual Awards Announced


I am a little late on this, but this afternoon the West Coast Conference announced their All-Conference Team and Individual Awards for the 2013-2014 season. In the past, Gonzaga has been represented well, but this time around the Bulldogs only have two representations in the final results (not including honorable mentions.)

Here is how the award breakdown goes by team, with their place in the final standings right beside.

1. BYU (2) – 4

2. LMU (10) – 3

2.  Pepperdine (5) – 3

4. Santa Clara (8) – 2

4. Saint Mary’s (4) – 2

4. San Francisco (3) – 2

4. Gonzaga (1) -2

8. San Diego (6) – 1

9. Pacific (8) – 0

9. Portland (6) – 0

 

Anyways, here are the conference teams and awards in full:

 

Individual Awards

 

WCC Player of the Year

Tyler Haws, BYU

WCC Newcomer of the Year

Jared Brownridge, Santa Clara

WCC Defensive Player of the Year

Brendan Lane, Pepperdine

WCC Coach of the Year

Rex Walters, San Francisco

 

All-Conference Team

Sam Dower – F – Gonzaga

Kevin Pangos – G – Gonzaga

Brad Waldow – C – Saint Mary’s

Stephen Holt – G – Saint Mary’s

Cole Dickerson – F – San Francisco

Stacy Davis – F – Pepperdine

Anthony Ireland – G – Loyola Marymount

Johnny Dee – G – San Diego

Tyler Haws – G – BYU

Kyle Collinsworth – G – BYU

 

Honorable Mentions

Przemek Karnowski – C – Gonzaga

Ryan Nicholas – F – Portland

Thomas van der Mars – C – Portland

Tony Gill – F – Pacific

Avry Holmes – G – San Francisco

Kruize Pinkins – F – San Francisco

Jared Brownridge – G – Santa Clara

Brandon Clark – G – Santa Clara

Brendan Lane – F – Pepperdine

Matt Carlino – G – BYU

 

All-Freshman Team

Jared Brownridge – G – Santa Clara

Jeremy Major – G – Pepperdine

Evan Payne – G – Loyola Marymount

Gabe Levin – F – Loyola Marymount

Eric Mika – C – BYU

 

Snubs

The All-Conference team in general is solid and there are not a lot of players that you could take off without putting some serious thought into it.

However, there are quite a few big men left off that had All-Conference caliber seasons. Ryan Nicholas, Thomas van der Mars and Brendan Lane can make a case to move up to the squad from the honorable mentions.

If you had to take off a player off the All-Conference team it would Stacy Davis most likely, and Thomas van der Mars would hypothetically replace him in that case.

Gary Bell Jr. and Kevin Bailey both were not named, likely due to mid-season injuries that sidelined them.

Although I don’t necessarily agree with this notion, denying Mark Few WCC coach of the year after he lost Kelly Olynyk, Elias Harris and Mike Hart and proceeded to win the WCC title outright is suspect. However, Rex Walters resume is impressive this year and fits the bill.

 

Some Fun

Here is how I think the All-Conference’s starting lineup would be and what its rotation would be.

G – Anthony Ireland

G – Johnny Dee

G – Tyler Haws

F – Sam Dower Jr.

C – Brad Waldow

6th – Kyle Collinsworth

BE: Kevin Pangos

BE: Cole Dickerson

BE: Stephen Holt

BE: Stacy Davis

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